Two Years and Counting

February 27, 2008, 9:06 am
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From my online Elizabeth Elliot devotion this morning:
Whatever dark tunnel we may be called upon to travel through, God has been there. Whatever deep waters seem about to drown us, he has traversed. Faith is not merely “feeling good about God” but a conscious choice, even in the utter absence of feelings or external encouragements, to obey his Word when he says, “Trust Me.” This choice has nothing to do with mood but is a deliberate act of laying hold on the character of God whom circumstances never change.

Also, a passage from J.I. Packer (I think this was in Knowing God, but it was quoted in a Tim Keller bible study I’m doing on 1 John)…
“God is love” is the complete truth about God as far as the Christian is concerned. Every single thing that happens to us expresses God’s love to us. God is love to us–holy, omnipotent love–at every moment and in every event of every day’s life. Even when we cannot see the why and the wherefore of God’s dealings, we know that there is love in and behind them. So, we can rejoice always, even when, humanly speaking, things are going wrong. We know that the true story of our life, when known, will prove to be, as the hymn says, “Mercy from first to last”–and we are content.

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Excellent quotes!

Comment by andrea_jennine

I keep coming across this verse. Our pastor did a sermon on it on Sunday and I’ve read it in two different devotional books over the past 2 days. I think it is also a very good message for all of us going through these struggles. Isaiah 31:
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Comment by Steph

That is supposed to be Isaiah 40:31. I hit enter before I was through.

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