Safety and peace are not found in being removed from circumstances, rather safety and peace are found in having fellowship and walking hand-in-hand with the Lord through all circumstances. -Associate Pastor Josh Wilson (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon “Great is Thy Faithfulness” from Lamentations 3:22-29)
“I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.” -Psalm 16:8
“Worry: glancing at God while gazing at circumstances. Trust: glancing at circumstances while gazing at God.” -Matt Smethurst
“but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8
If you look to circumstances in your life to determine if God loves you, you will continually wonder.
But if you look to the cross, you will have no reason to doubt.
-Garrett Kell via Twitter
“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” -1 Samuel 30:6
“…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 Christ who gives me strength.” -Philippians 4:11-13
The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances. -Elisabeth Elliot
“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.” -Philippians 4:11
If you’re discontent now, different circumstances will not solve your discontent but just give you fresh reason to not be content. It’s not your circumstances but your heart that needs to change. Not where you are, but who you are. Not your outside but your inside. -Dane Ortlund via Twitter
“The LORD is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His works.” -Psalm 145:17
“Worship is how you live your life and give God credit for His goodness, regardless of where you are or how you feel about your circumstances.” -Chris Tomlin via Twitter
A change in my circumstances doesn’t mean a change in my God. But it could lead to a change in my heart. -Bob Kauflin (via his Twitter)