You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
– Psalm 23:5-6
Dealing with valleys can be overwhelming, but valleys display our trust in God
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
– John 16:33
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
– John 13:34-35
Missing the Peace of Christmas
– Luke 2:13-14
WHY DO WE BECOME DISTRACTED?
The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of pain, trusting Him during a trial, surrendering while suffering and loving Him when He seems distant.
– Rick Warren
Having faith does not mean never having doubts or questions: It does mean remaining obedient.
– John Ortberg
Grief is a deep sorrow, typically caused by someone’s death, a deep distress caused by bereavement or a cause of suffering.
We love people at all times
Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.