Source: Standing Still
Faith, hope, and love are not electives – they are three essentials!
“About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water” (Matt.14:25 NLT). Jesus came to His disciples in the storm. And that is a time He come to His own today. He makes Himself more real to us in a time of trouble and sorrow. I don’t know why He waits until midnight, until the waves are rolling, but perhaps that is the only time we will listen to Him. When the storms of life are beating upon our little boat, our hearts are ready for His presence. — J. Vernon McGee
In every season of life we can know joy in Christ
We are saved by God’s grace, through faith. We are kept by the power of God. Faith accepts God because He is God. Faith accepts Jesus because of what God tells us about Him in his Word. Faith believes without seeing, feeling, tasting, or smelling. Faith does not ask for proof.
“In the beginning God”. . .I have written in the margin of my Bible, “I believe all the rest.” I may not understand it — I may never understand it. . .But the just shall live by faith — not by wisdom nor by understanding.
All we need is the Holy Spirit in our heart by faith — and if He abides in our heart by faith we are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ who loved us, because we are kept by the power of God; and “this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.”
I am often weak and weary,
and life is dark and bleak and dreary. . .
But somehow when I realize that He
who made the sea and skies
And holds the whole world in His hand
has my small soul in His command,
It gives me strength to try once more to
somehow reach the heavenly door
where I will live forevermore
with friends and loved ones I adore.
Helen Steiner Rice
To master temptation, let Christ master you