Yes, indeed—God is my salvation. I trust, I won’t be afraid.
GOD —yes GOD!—is my strength and song, best of all, my salvation! (Isa 12:2)
Have you ever heard a child crying out in their sleep? Maybe they’re having a horrible nightmare or just in discomfort or pain? Can you remember the quickening padded sounds of a parent rushing towards them, all the time issuing comforting sounds of peace?
Jesus tells us: “You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you
Until the time when we were mature enough to respond freely in faith to the living God, we were carefully surrounded and protected by the Mosaic law. The law was like those Greek tutors, with which you are familiar, who escort children to school and protect them from danger or distraction, making sure the children will really get to the place they set out for.
But now you have arrived at your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God.
… don’t feel sorry for yourselves. Or have you forgotten how good parents treat children, and that God regards you as his children? My dear child, don’t shrug off God’s discipline, but don’t be crushed by it either. It’s the child he loves that he disciplines; the child he embraces, he also corrects. God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out. He’s treating you as dear children. This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training, the normal experience of chi
Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What kind of deal is it to get everything you want but lose yourself? What could you ever trade your soul for? (Matt 16:24). Papà says: “Child of mine, how are you with yo
Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me…” (Matt 18:1). Papà says: “Don’t live in despa
As children bring their broken toys
with tears — for us to mend.
I brought my broken dreams to God,
because … He is my friend!
But then, instead of leaving Him
in peace — to work alone …
I hung around, and tried to help,
with ways that were ‘my own’!
At last, I snatched them back and cried
“how can You be so slow …”?!
“my child …” he said, “… what could I do …”
“… you never did let go!” anon #children #unkind #brokendreams #hurting #brokentoys #life
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