More “Bend in the Road” Quotes

Adding to the direct quotes I like from “A Bend in the Road” By David Jeremiah:

 

  • “You can choose to lift up your eyes to the heavens, pour out your tears, grief and anger and say “God, I have no clue what this is all about or where it is leading, but I resolve to trust You and praise You with all of my heart, unconditionally.
  • He will not abandon His work on you – of which your trial is a part (read Isaiah 49:15-16)
  • There’s no need for me and God to stay up all night. God will be awake anyway so I need to go to bed and get a good sleep. (Psalm 121:3-4)
  • You will be faced with a trial and God will give you 2 gifts: A scripture for your mind and a song for your heart
  • There is nothing, no circumstance, no trouble, no testing that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has come past God, and past Christ, right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a great purpose.
  • “God, You have allowed this in my life.  I don’t understand it, but I know that it couldn’t have happened to me unless it was filtered through Your loving Hands.  So, this thing is from You.”
  • We become preoccupied with our circumstances but God is preoccupied with our character.”

    -“No matter how sharp the bend in the road, no matter how disruptive the moment (those unanticipated events, most of which one would usually have chosen to avoid had it been possible), everything that happens to us is for the eternal purposes of God.  He is training us through the process.  Like any worthy parent, He wants to teach us what we cannot learn any other way.”
  • “The Father is never closer to the vine than when He is pruning it.”
  • “We all ask ‘why’ questions.  They’re a natural part of being human.  But we can ask better questions–we can ask ‘what’ questions: ‘What
    Lord?  What would You have me to do?  ‘What are You trying to teach me?’”
  • “I didn’t sign up for this!  I know that I sang, ‘Wherever He leads. I’ll go’, but can’t we at least check the weather report first?  How could He lead me into a storm like this one?’ 

    Just cling to the knowledge that you could be in no safer place than a storm of His making.  You are safer and more secure in the tempest with Jesus than you could ever be in the calmest place without Him.  That calm, you’ll come to realize, is an illusion, and the storm is for a good purpose and a short duration.”
  • My crisis is important to God. He is using it to make me a more valuable servant in His kingdom.
  • The only road that leads to the destination God desires for us has sharp bends.
  • Life is difficult, but difficulty is the only path to wisdom. “
Lord, every single good gift comes from You…

(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/

 
 
266. I will choose not to be fearful of any bad news now or to come.  My “today” and my future are all HIS.   I will trust my precious Lord to care for me and my family.  IN CHRIST I am confident, steadfast, fearless, triumphant. (gleaned from Psalm 112:8)
 
267.”My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises!” (Psalm 57:7)

 

 
268. Yesterday morning my name was randomly pulled in a drawing for a $100 certificate toward travel expenses.  Wasn’t that sweet of the Lord to arrange that?
 
269. Graciousness, love, and kindness of Deb’s listening ear, pointing me toward the Lord  
 
270. The incredible feast the Robinson family provided for my family in the evening.  We do not even personally know these brothers and sisters in Christ and yet this generous, beyond my comprehension outpouring of His love!  I want to be more like them, more like my Jesus!  Please change me, Lord.
 
271. Tender words from a pastor this morning (1 minute) http://www.truewoman.com/?id=1834 ( I know nothing about this man’s ministry or church but his words ministered and challenged me just now)  Please make me a Mom after Your own heart, Father!

4 thoughts on “More “Bend in the Road” Quotes

  1. Dear Paula,
    the two parts that touched me most were the Quotes: We become preoccupied with our circumstances, but God is preoccupied with our character. How very true this is. Then the second quote was “you are safer and more secure in the tempest with Jesus than you could be in the calmest place with Him. ” Again so very true. But we hardly ever see it that way in our humaness and so we rant and rale against Him who has nothing but our good and heart. How foolish we our in our little thoughts and in our understanding.
    Paula, I always come away with something good from your blogs. Keep up the good work for Jesus. I could not come to these things on my own but I can certainly acknowledge their truth when I see them. Thank you again for all you do. Kathy Geiger

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  2. Paula, thanks for the awesome quotes that point us to our awesome God! The two that especially ministered to my heart are: “You will be faced with a trial and God will give you 2 gifts: A scripture for your mind and a song for your heart.”
    …And, “The Father is never closer to the vine than when He is pruning it.”
    …Oh, another one, “We all ask ‘why’ questions. They’re a natural part of being human. But we can ask better questions–we can ask ‘what’ questions: ‘What
    Lord? What would You have me to do? ‘What are You trying to teach me?’”
    Paula, yesterday’s Hungry Heart devotional, 9-20. HAND-HEWN, ministered to me. I think that you would want me to post it here…at least parts of it…

    “Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous” (Hebrews 10:11a).

    You will be prepared, but never pierced, by the nail-pierced Hand

    “Do not be afraid of the Father’s training school. He both knows His scholars, as to what they are, and He knows for what service they are to be fitted. A jeweler will take more pains over a gem than over a piece of glass; but the one he takes most pains over is longest under discipline and most severely dealt with. Once finished, however, the burnish never tarnishes, the brightness never dims. So with us. If we are placed, at times, as in a furnace, it is not merely for earthly service, but for eternity. May you so appreciate the plans of your Father that you can triumphantly glory in the love that subjects you to such discipline, though the trial itself be sharp and to the flesh hard to bear.” -J.H.T.

    “Nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them who are exercised by it” (Hebrews 12:11b).

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