Article: “What Your Friends With Cancer Want You to Know”

 

 

 

“I Shall Not Want” -Audrey Assad

From the love of my own comfort
From the fear of having nothing
From a life of worldly passions
Deliver me O God From the need to be understood
From the need to be accepted
From the fear of being lonely
Deliver me O God
Deliver me O God

And I shall not want, I shall not want
When I taste Your goodness I shall not want
When I taste Your goodness I shall not want

 

From the fear of serving others
From the fear of death or trial
From the fear of humility
Deliver me O God
Deliver me O God

 

 

And I shall not want, I shall not want
When I taste Your goodness I shall not want

 

No, I shall not want, I shall not want
When I taste Your goodness I shall not want

 

When I taste Your goodness I shall not want


 

http://cancer.baydakh.com/2016/02/12/what-your-friends-with-cancer-want-you-to-know-but-are-afraid-to-say/

Be Still and Know That He is God

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This morning I am meditating on Psalm 46:10…a great place to hang my hat and think about awhile.  This is a beautiful song referring to that verse:

Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

God calls me:

To “Be still” (   from רפה râphâh in Hebrew –  it means  to cast down; to let fall; to let hang down; then, to be relaxed, slackened, especially the hands)

-To be at a place of quiet rest in my heart, letting go, releasing, being at peace, calm, tranquil, it is to stop my striving and settle down and rest and trust

-It’s a  a ceasing of my own striving, a setting to rest all frantic activity, submitting myself to God, to allow God to quiet my noisy soul

-It’s chilling out and relaxing, letting go and dropping the stuff and such at His Feet that weigh me down

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…and KNOW that He is God

-To Know in this context means “to properly ascertain by seeing” and “acknowledge, be aware.”

-Taking ownership that He is who He says He is, believing it, applying it

-It’s being calmly confident in Him, His character, who He is, what He can do…not just “head knowledge” but way down deep in my heart

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He is exalted, lifted up, valued honored, glorified among the nations in all the earth as well as in my own life.

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Paula



He Does the Holding, We do the Trusting.

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing *right now,* and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” – Matthew 6:34 (The Message):

 

Where in the Bible does it say that men do the dishes?
2 Kings 21:13 “…and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down to dry.”

There’s also a whole book verifying  who should make the coffee–“Hebrews” 🙂

 

 

 

 

Isaiah 41:13(NIV)

13 For I am the Lord your God
    who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
    I will help you.

Isaiah 41:13 (MSG)

That’s right. Because I, your God,
    have a firm grip on you and I’m not letting go.
I’m telling you, ‘Don’t panic.
    I’m right here to help you.’

Isaiah 41:13 (NLT)

13 For I hold you by your right hand—
    I, the Lord your God.
And I say to you,
    ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.

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Don’t try to hold God’s hand; let Him hold yours. Let Him do the holding, and you do the trusting.
H. W. Webb-Peploe

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Sooooooo…

The way it’s supposed to work is that He does the holding  and we do the trusting. He’s got a firm grip on us and He won’t let go.  No need to ever to be a scaredy- cat about anything. He’s told us in His Word not to fear or panic.  He guarantees us that He’s right here with us and will  help us through everything.

Paula