Part of reaching your destiny is understanding your detours.
– Tony Evans
If the request is wrong – God says no
If the timing is wrong – God says slow
If you are wrong – God says grow
But if the request is right, the timing is right and you are right – God says go!
Realizing the future is uncertain not only teaches us trust in God, it helps us properly value the present. To be obsessed with future plans may result in our failure to appreciate present blessings or our evasion of present duties.
– John Wesley
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
– 2 Timothy 1:7
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
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
– Psalm 23:4
Dealing with valleys can be overwhelming, but valleys display our trust in God
A child without a mother is like a door without a knob.
– Jewish Proverb
Praise is declaration, a victory cry, proclaiming faith to stand firm in the place God has given you. Praise is a proclamation that the enemy’s intent to plunder you will not rock you. Praise declares that you will not be moved by the enemy’s attempt to snatch you away.
– Darlene Zschech
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade–kept in heaven for you,
– 1 Peter 1:3-4