Monday, August 12, 2013


"The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go His love for us does not." C.S. Lewis

Our happiness is tied to our circumstances and the way we feel, it can change based on what's going on in our lives. Joy comes from God and Him being present and at work in our lives.  True joy is not based on our circumstances but the hope and love of Christ in us.  It may be difficult to feel at times but like our God, His joy is steadfast and unchanging.

We proclaim Him...let us cling to Him in unspeakable difficulty.  We believe in Him...let us believe Him, His truth and His promises.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 "But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope."

Revelation 21:4 "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."

Praying today and in the days ahead for the family and friends of Brock Bowman as they do the unthinkable and lay him to rest.  Parents should not have to bury their children, 16 and 17 year olds should not know the pain losing their friends...come quickly Lord Jesus. 

Isaiah 42:16 "I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.  These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them."    

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