Promise #2: I will not doubt, God is ALWAYS in control

Promise #2 : I will not doubt, God is ALWAYS in control
(continuation of notes I took and me checking some different Scripture translations while listening to the James MacDonald CDs “Always true”.  The direct quotes are his, not mine.)

Proverbs 3:5-6

New Living Translation (NLT)


 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
      do not depend on your own understanding.
 6 Seek his will in all you do,
      and he will show you which path to take.

Psalm 34:8

New Living Translation (NLT)


 8 Taste and see that the Lord is good.
      Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!

HIS WAY is the safest, fastest, smoothest road to the best possible destination.  (My conclusion: when I let my flesh rule /want my way instead of His, it  causes needless detours, u turns, etc.)  God sees every detail of my situation and I can trust Him.

God invented truth.  He IS  truth.

Doubt is the soil fears grows in and is the cause of  emotional roller coaster rides.

God WANTS me to test His promises, put my full weight on them.  God invites me to test Him and see if He is faithful.  If I will do what is right and honor God I can walk by faith, wait on Him, wait on Him to work.

Hebrews 6:19

New Living Translation (NLT)


19 This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.

Hebrews 6:19

Amplified Bible (AMP)

19[Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot [a]break down under whoever steps out upon it–a hope] that reaches [b]farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil,

Lord, every good gift comes from You.
 (From James 1:7)

142. I will not doubt or be afraid because God is in total control.  God will help me to be brave and strong in Him.

143.A gift from John of a beautiful bunch of purple mums with yellow centers gracing our table in a blender for a vase at the resort. 🙂

144. If God wasn’t going to use cancer, pain, and disappointment in my life, none of them would have happened.  He is sovereign over all and absolutely trustworthy

145.  I will “taste” and see that He is good. Every day.  ALWAYS and no matter what.  Oh the joys of those who take refuge in Him!

146. The beach that reminds me that God’s thoughts toward me outnumber the grains of sand

Psalm 139:17-18

 17 How precious are your thoughts about me,[a] O God.
      They cannot be numbered!
 18 I can’t even count them;
      they outnumber the grains of sand!
   And when I wake up,
      you are still with me!

147.  Because of Jesus, I do not have to live in a world of emotional yo-yos and roller coaster rides

148. God invites me to check out all His promises, test them out for myself, see that they are true.  God never lies.  He is never mistaken.

150. My hope in Christ is the sure and steadfast anchor of my soul.  It is firm, secure, and I can count on God NEVER to fail me, NEVER to leave me, NEVER to forsake me.

151. God still is in control when things aren’t going the way I think I want them to be going. His timing is different than mine and His timing is always on time.

152. I, Paula, will choose to lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with ALL  my heart and mind and not rely on my own insight or understanding. In all my ways I will know, recognize, and acknowledge Him and He will direct and make straight and plain all my  paths.

3 thoughts on “Promise #2: I will not doubt, God is ALWAYS in control

  1. Dear Paula,

    Thanks for all the encouragement you send. You, who need uplifting yourself, strengthen others by sharing what He is teaching you. This post was a blessing. May the Lord give you the desires of your heart as you “delight in Him”.

    Love, Lillie


  2. It is so beautiful here east of Destin. We are staying in a house on 30 A with a lake behind us and the ocean across a the road and two rows of houses. I get to do my quiet time on the balcony overlooking the lake each morning. We sat on the beach one evening and watched the sun go down and I wrote my name in the sand with my word, HOPE, for a picture. I found a prayer by St. Francis de Sales, an old French Theologian that says the same thing you say, it’s just good to know so many have believed it for ages.
    “The same everlasting Father
    Who cares for you today will take care of you
    tomorrow and every day.
    Either He will shield you from suffering,
    or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
    Be at peace then and put aside
    all anxious thoughts and imaginings.”
    The actress Ann Jillian who had breast cancer, sent that to another lady who had cancer. I wanted to pass it on. The last line is very good for me too!!

    Love and Prayers, Verona


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