Sweet surprises – on the house!
“Oh, it’s really close by, actually… I’d never have guessed…”
What kind of grace is this, that in the midst of everything that would tear her down, she can stand and walk like that? I couldn’t bear what she’s bearing.
And we were so blessed – not once, but twice, by the good people at Bread Yard.
So encouraging, given the somewhat dramatic events of the day. A clear reminder: God is a God of abundance. He will provide. As we trust Him and turn ourselves over to Him, He will provide – exceedingly.
Momentarily disoriented this morning.
You must be mad, Wenz. What have you done?!
Maybe not. Look where I left my bookmark:
A Purpose Fulfilled
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me. – Ps 138:8
The confidence that the psalmist expressed was a divine confidence. His dependence was on the LORD alone. The psalmist was wise; he rested upon nothing short of the Lord’s work. It is the Lord who has begun the good work within us; it is He who has carried it on, and if He does not finish it, it never will be complete. If there be one stitch in the celestial garment of our righteousness which we are to insert ourselves, then we are lost; but this is our confidence: The Lord who began will perfect. He has done it all, must do it all, and will do it all. Our confidence must not be in what we have done nor in what we have resolved to do, but entirely in what the LORD will do. Unbelief insinuates: “You will never be able to stand. Look at the evil of your heart; you can never conquer sin. Remember the sinful pleasures and temptations of the world that beset you; you will certainly be allured by them and led astray.” Yes, we should indeed perish if left to our own strength. But thanks be to God, He will perfect that which concerns us and bring us to the desired haven. We can never be too confident when we confide in Him alone and never too much concerned to have such a trust. – Spurgeon