Monday, January 21, 2008

Trust and Hope in God in all Circumstances of Life

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. Jeremiah 17:7

~Lemon tree blossom, taken 1/12/2008~
Do not look forward to the changes and unknown of this life in fear; rather look to them with full hope that, as the arise, God, whose you are, will deliver you out of them. He is your Keeper. He has kept you hitherto. Do you but hold fast to His dear hand and trust in Him, and He will lead you safely through all things; and, when you cannot stand, He will bear you in His arms. Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow. Our Father will either shield you from suffering, or He will give you strength to bear it. He will be with you and keep you by His mighty power no matter what circumstance of life you may be going through right now as well as in the future. whether small or great a problem the Lord cares for you and will be with you through it all.

-Francis De Sales (slightly revised.)

5 comments:

Laura said...

Such a pretty picture and encouraging post!

Lemons To Lemonade said...

We are all good at saying we trust God, but in the trials, that is where we prove our faith, by our works. Faith without works is dead. Thanks for the post and the great pictures. What kind of camera do you have? Maybe it's not the camera but your good eye for photography!

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

We have a Hewlett Packard R717camera with 6.2 Megapixels, and 3X optical zoom. It's really not very fancy but it does take good pictures. :)

Sara N. Smith said...

What a wonderful encouragement! Thank you!

Maria Pauline said...

What a pretty picture. Your blog is very nice. Do you take all the pictures yourself? I will return.

With your permission, I would like to link to your blog.

Maria