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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Forgiveness and Strength


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“’So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed,
 for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;
 I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.’”
Isaiah 41:10

                   
When I found this verse a few years ago, I was caught by the phrase that God was my God. As I searched for scriptures on strength, this passage caught me by surprise.

Most of us 21st Century believers have jobs or past times that are of a sedentary nature. In order to gain physical strength, some of us walk, jog, or run. We used to have a neighbor who ran several times a week. I ran into him and his wife a couple of years ago. The man has two children who both run in marathons. I shared that story with another former neighbor who remembered that man and his running.

God strengthens our spirits. When we read His Word, He opens our eyes to His thoughts. When we seek forgiveness, He lets us know that He has granted it. When someone breaks an arm or a leg; the bone mends and becomes stronger. After we receive God’s forgiveness, we become stronger and more peaceable.

Graphic from Life hurts God heals.




10 comments:

  1. Thanks for encouraging me with this verse, Cecelia. I need strength today!

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    1. Jeanette: You are welcome. God is our God. He is there for us. School started today. I was a part of a Kindergarten Brigade. Several of us(7 of whom were from our church) met school buses as they unloaded kindergartners for their first day of school. We all needed strength to get through the tasks of getting these precious children to their classrooms. God was with us. He will be with you, as well.

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  2. Hi Cecelia! I love the idea that we can be stronger after being broken. That is a good thing, because I 'break' all the time! So much love from our God, I do not need to fear.

    Love the buttons!
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil: Thank you for your warm comments. God does a wondrous thing when he heals us after we have been broken.

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  3. I love knowing that God is our God...and that we do not need to fear! In the current world situation it is a comfort to know that our God is still on the throne and is in control! Thank you for that reminder today. Amen!!!

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    1. Pamela: Thank you for your thoughts. Yes, I find great comfort knowing God is in control of the world, no matter how messy thing seem.

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  4. That is something to meditate on, well, all of it really, but especially the part you pointed out. It is comforting to know that He is our God, and nothing takes him by surprise!

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  5. Karen: Thank you for your thoughtful comment. Yes, God has everything under His control. For that we can be thankful. Blessings upon you and yours as you prepare for your weekend.

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  6. I enjoy reading Isaiah time and again, and thank you for writing about this verse, Cecelia. It comforts me to know that God is with is at all points in our lives, through all of our joy and sorrow, peace and dismay.

    Thanks for the reminder. Enjoy the week to come!

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    1. Janette: Thank you for stopping in and for your testimony. This verse in Isaiah was my verse for the year a couple of years ago. I truly loved it. God is with us and continually teaches us each day we allow Him to. You have a great week, as well.

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