Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Monday, July 13, 2009













John 16:32-33 

32"But a time is coming, and has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home. You will leave Me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for My Father is with Me.

33"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."


2 Corinthians 4:16-18

16Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. [emphasis added]


Is anyone out there suffering today?

Anyone afflicted?

Anyone in pain?

Anyone going through a great loss?

Anyone lose a loved one recently?

Anyone a caregiver for another who is suffering?


SUFFERING - it's everywhere you turn. The man on the street objects, "There is no God!" - all because of suffering.

Yet no one suffered more than God Himself - in the person of Jesus Christ on the cross. And IN HIM - we have purpose for our suffering - even when we can't explain it here. It has purpose there [in glory].

For our "light and momentary troubles" What? You call  this suffering light and momentary?

Yes! [in comparison to what's to come] they are achieving for us an eternal glory that is beyond measure!


May these verses of Scripture bring you comfort in your suffering and pain and... even JOY!


The greatest response to human suffering is to PRESS INTO GOD!

[paraphrasing Joni E. Tada]

Choosing JOY,


POST # 365 written here this day! My own personal goal has been achieved! Now I'm GOING GREEN!


Anonymous said...

What truth! I complain about earthly things that I shouldn't and this is such a great reminder. Love this!!

365 posts!!! Woohoo!!!

Have a wonderful night Friend.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Oh yes - Press in and Press on.

I just loved this post today and congratulations on 365 ! That is awesome.

Sarah Dawn said...

Such joy splashing from your words over here. Delighted to meet you. Thanks for splashing me in God's goodness, and congrats on 365, I just began and only on 25!

Hugs from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Stephanie,

Thank you for sharing His Word today. My heart is even more at rest after the many trials we have been through and continue to go through. Reading through your post in the wee hours of this morning, I am consumed by His grace. You write for His glory and He uses you in such profound ways.

I love you dear friend.

Love, Blessings, Peace & Hugs,

Tammy said...

Suffering at times is hard to understand until I remember that God knows what our tomorrow holds.

Great post!

Runner Mom said...

Congrats on your 365th post!! This ws a great reminder for us to Press on. Thanks!!


Yolanda said...

365, that is no small feat my Friend. And I'm so thankful for Him that causes a desire in us to continue on.


LisaShaw said...

Amen Stephanie. Powerful sharing...

I appreciate your heart for the LORD and the sharing of His word.

I pray you and your precious family are doing well dear sister.


Carol said...

Hi Stephanie,

Reading God's Word is always a blessing. Thank you for sharing it.

I've e-mailed you just a few minutes ago.


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

How thankful I am to have God to press into, on all occasions. Trouble is, I don't always take him up on his offer of companionship. I'm learning.

Have a blessed weekend, friend.


Just Be Real said...

Came for some truth. Thank you for sharing the scripture verses here! Need it! Blessings!

Congrats on your milestone of 365!