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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday Reflection: Life Beats

I am weary – exhausted.
 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
I am worried about the details of my life.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
I am filled with fear and can’t put one foot in front of the other.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.2 Timothy 2:1 (KJV)
What about faith – what does it mean to be faithful?
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
Why am I here? Is my life meaningless?
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Life is beating on me and I am overwhelmed by sickness, death, financial problems, betrayal or (fill in the blank).
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.”John 16:33 (NIV)
 
 
Source: Holy Bible, Biblegateway.com

6 comments:

  1. He who is in us is stronger than he who is in the world.

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  2. Great retort to each one and nice way to look at it to see the sun.

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  3. Great scripture answers......which are,not course, are what we should turn to.....thanks for the reminder!

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  4. This is great. Thank you, Teresa. :)

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  5. Very nice.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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