Blessings in Disguise

“What seems to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise” (Oscar Wilde)

“You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.” Psalm 18:39 (NIV)

Isn’t it grand He is our strength?

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Excuses Excuses…

Food for thought:

“But the LORD said to me, ‘Do not say, “I am only a child.” You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.’…Then the LORD reached out His hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘Now, I have put my words in your mouth’” (Jeremiah 1:7,9)

“When we think up excuses for not doing G_d’s will, what we are really saying is that we understand things better than G_d does. We are also saying that we think it’s up to us and our abilities, rather than up to G_d’s power and enablement. Feeling inadequate is good when it drives us to depend on G_d. But it’s not good when that insecurity and fear cause us to say no to what G_d wants.” (Stormie Omartian)