Weekly Threads of Encouragement – God’s Word


I was taking pictures of my mom’s dahlia’s a few days ago, and a couple of dahlia blooms broke off.   I was immediately reminded of a verse of Scripture that I learned as a child from the book of Isaiah, chapter 40, verse 8:  “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”    As winter is quickly approaching (although, we seem to still be experiencing summer), I am reminded that the summer flowers have become scraggly, and withered, and the fall flowers will soon wither away or be frozen!   I am so thankful for God’s Word that will never wither away.   Full of wonderful promises, God’s Word is a sure and constant source of abiding joy, peace, hope, direction, refuge, and strength.

“…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”     Nehemiah 8:10

“and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”    Philippians 4:7

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast…”   Hebrews 6:19

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.”    Proverbs 3:5-6

“God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.”     Psalm 46:10



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