Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.
It is not my ability, but my response to God's ability, that counts.
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.
Worry is like racing the engine of an automobile without letting in the clutch.
Worry is like a rocking chair-it keeps you moving but doesn't get you anywhere.
When I try, I fail. When I trust, He succeeds.
We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.
If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.
Do you know what hurts so very much? It's love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.' I did not know, as I listened to my father's footsteps winding back down the stairs, that he had given me more than the key to this hard moment. I did not know that he had put in my had the secret that would open far darker rooms that this--places where there was not, on a human level, anything to love at all.
The worst can happen, but the best remains