Whatever is ahead, God knows and will give us grace to deal with it. We can go forth in confident expectation. Several verses sound like God will protect people who believe in Him from pestilence:.
Therefore, she was having trouble knowing quite how to apply them. Psalm 91 is one of those passages for me, so as I responded to my friend, I looked up commentary on it. Pestilence Psalm6 and destruction are diseases that God sends on his enemies or his unfaithful people cf. If the psalm were describing every situation of danger, it would clearly be untrue: faithful people have fallen prey to these and other perils.
As much of a stickler as I am for context, somehow I had missed the importance of verse 8. Sometimes He allows His own to get deadly viruses, to suffer attacks. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. But it is not necessarily the safest.
We can. We can pray for it. We know that nothing that happens to us comes as a surprise to Him. They were thrown into the furnace, and God manifested His presence to them, and to the king, in a marvelous way. If God allows disease or trauma to come into our lives, He promises His presence :. I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him Psalm And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age Matthew b. F ear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need Hebrews Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us Romans Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid John I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world John So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison 2 Corinthians We can rest in the hollow of His hand, knowing that nothing reaches us there but what He allows. He provides His grace to deal with anything that comes our way. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble Psalm The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him Nahum In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lordmake me dwell in safety Psalm Here we are at the last Friday of June.
I enjoy this pause on Fridays with Susanne and friends at Living to Tell the Story to recount some of the blessings of the week. We had a nice time with the family, eating ribs and cheesy potatoes and apple pie. Sewing buttons on is not a favorite activity, which is probably why I had a stack of items needing that attention.
I determined I was going to take care of them this week. Lactose-free ice cream. Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott was published in Rose Campbell is 13 and newly-orphaned. Her mother had died when Rose was young, but her father just recently passed, Stray Thoughts.
The aunts embody the truism of too many cooks spoiling the stew, with their different and sometimes opposite views on how she should be raised. When Dr. Alec finally arrives, he puts his foot down with the aunts that Rose is to be raised his way for a year without their interference. Alec starts slow with Rose, changing her diet and activities to healthier ones, not by decree but by persuasion.
Rose regards her newfound uncle kindly because he is so like her father and seems to care greatly for her, so she acquiesces for the most part. But she soon grows to love them. They all inadvertently teach each other lessons. Some of the fashion sense Alec prescribes, we would consider common sense today like doing away with corsets and having clothes loose enough to move comfortably in.
Some of the vices her characters try to steer each other away from might sound funny to modern ears like slang. Not so romantic, perhaps, as singing, painting, writing, or teaching, even; but one that makes many happy and comfortable, and home the sweetest Stray Thoughts in the world.
Yes, you may open your big eyes; but it is a fact that I had rather see you a good Stray Thoughts than the greatest belle in the city. It need not interfere with any talent you may possess, but it is a necessary part of your training, and I hope that you will set about it at once, now that you are well and strong.
When one of the cousins takes Rose on her first pony ride, he chooses a gentle one Stray Thoughts Barkis. I listened to the audiobook at Libravox, a site for free audiobooks. The last time I used them, there was some disruption in the loading of individual chapters. I had read both books years ago and enjoyed revisiting them. Two rival Christian school basketball teams get revved up for their annual match. Someone quotes it at the pep rally. Both coaches share it in the locker room.
Some players repeat it to themselves. Some write the reference on their person. Did Philippians fail the losers somehow? Did they not have enough faith? Did God not hear their prayers? Have you ever read Philippians in context? Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
He made us to need food. Why would He let people hunger for a time? And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord Deuteronomy So He might let us suffer need or fail in an endeavor to humble us.
Sometimes not getting what we want or need causes us to do some soul-searching. He might be bringing sin to our attention. He might be working to make us more dependent on Himself. Sadly, when things are going well, we tend to forget we need him. We lean on our own strength instead of His. He might be trying to help us remember that everything we have comes from Him. In order to strengthen our faith, sometimes God has to put us in situations requiring faith.
He might be teaching us to lose graciously. To honor others. He might be spurring us to work harder or better. And He miraculously delivers us out of some situations. But in others, He wants us to trust Him and put forth effort. There are a number of reasons why God might say no to our prayer or expectation. Here are some of the great reads I discovered this week:. HT to Proclaim and Defend. These are useful tips if you have the opportunity to host someone from the Middle East. Whether the days contain good or bad, they fly by.
A haircut. My daughter-in-law graciously agreed to cut my hair for me last weekend at her house. I know it was nerve-wracking for her, and I appreciate that she did it anyway. Lunch Stray Thoughts Mittu and Timothy. While Mittu cut my hair, my husband was outside with Timothy doing a bit of yard work. Then Mittu made us a lunch of egg salad sandwiches and chips. Jason, unfortunately, had to work, and Jesse had stayed home. While Granddad worked outside some more, bleaching the mildew off the sidewalk and patio, Timothy and Mittu showed me some funny You Tube videos they had enjoyed.
My son and daughter-in-law pre-ordered Nathan W. They brought it over as soon as they received it. You can see some of his work here. The book was so good! The organization was led by Jacenelle Traena potent wilder. She would often manifest her psionic powers to aid members. She was eager to expand the organization, particularly outside Sembia, and would look for someone capable to establish a chapter house elsewhere.
The group had around forty members, all with some measure of psionic ability. It was the largest group of its kind in Sembia, and only one to recruit psionicists exclusively. Joining was fairly simple: new members were sent on a probationary mission assigned by Jacenelle and covertly monitored by a senior member.
Those who excelled and displayed professionalism were allowed to join. The Stray Thoughts undertook various kinds of jobs, ranging from guarding caravans to operating as private investigators, usually looking into mercantile matters and court intrigues. The Stray Thoughts were based out of a rundown manor house on the outskirts of the city of Selgauntcapital of Sembia. However, appearances were deceptive: carefully disguised to seem decrepit, it was actually a veritable stronghold protected by a variety of psionic traps.
Members had free access to the manor. At any given time, only a quarter of them would be present here, with the rest away on missions.
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