What is your stance
on your circumstance?
Do you only feel God is good
when life is trouble-free?
Do you only draw near to Him
when you think He is making things easier?
Or do you cling to
His constant love
His unchanging nature
in this imperfect life?
You see, He has warned all of us
that life here will not be easy
and that trials will pile up
He made a promise
“I will never leave you.”
And He doesn’t
So when you are tempted to take the
“I’m mad at God” stance
in your circumstance
that He is the One you need most
especially in those trials
and that His love
does not shoot arrows
to make your life miserable
He is the One
who holds your tears
just when you need it
in your circumstance
I am confident in His perfection and goodness and love
in the brokenness of earthly life
– Susie Stewart
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]
– John 16:33 (AMP)
…God has said, “I will never abandon you or leave you.”
– Hebrews 13:5 (GW)
Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
He’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health,
your very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor God with everything you own;
give Him the first and the best.
Your barns will burst,
your wine vats will brim over.
But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline;
don’t sulk under His loving correction.
It’s the child He loves that God corrects;
a father’s delight is behind all this.
– Proverbs 3:5-12 (MSG)
My help and glory are in God
—granite-strength and safe-harbor-God—
So trust Him absolutely, people;
lay your lives on the line for Him.
God is a safe place to be.
– Psalm 62:7-8 (MSG)
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in people.
– Psalm 118:8 (NLT)
For the Eternal will be a shelter for those who know misery, a refuge during troubling times.
– Psalm 9:9 (VOICE)
Photo by Susie Stewart taken in the deserts of Israel