Wednesday, August 26, 2009

WFW




For the Lord your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Deuteronomy 23:14

I am comforted by the words of Deuteronomy 23:14 any time a thought creeps into my head that something bad might happen to one of my children, husband, myself, marriage, family, etc.

Granted, bad things happen. But, I am comforted by the knowledge that nothing will ever happen outside of God's perfect love and provision for me and our family. If that is my basic belief, then I can trust his Word completely.

Rather than worry and fear, my thoughts are immediately dismantled by a simple prayer:

"Thank you, Father, that you have the whole world in your hands; especially, thank you that you hold my children and our family in your hands. You have all control and no evil thing can touch us when we are in Christ."

So good to belong to Him!

To participate in Word Filled Wednesday, go to Susan's blog, Forever His.


20 comments:

  1. Lovely reminder as we are under strong wind warnings this week. So good to be able to seek that protection that comes from the Almighty one.
    Love your photo.

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  2. Amen! I am comforted by the fact that I am in His arms of protection. Thank you for this reminder today. Happy WFW!

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  3. Wonderful verse! Thanks for reminding me of it.

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  4. Oh wow, this was great. Loved the scripture and your thoughts to go with it.

    Praise God He is truly IN CONTROL!!

    Blessings to you this WFW♥

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  5. Blessings Theresa...how beautiful & comforting your prayer, trust, scripture and words. He really is in control & holds this world of your WFW in His hands! No need to worry or fear! Such strength & power...as He protects! May your family and all as your prayer states be surrounded by Him as He moves about your camp to protect you and deliver your enemies! Thank you & rest in your assurance! I'm blessed by your visit!

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  6. What a beautiful reminder, thanks for being a blessing !

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  7. This brought tears to my eyes. As someone who struggles with anxiety, I really need to hear this... a lot! Thank you for the reminder!

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  8. It is great to belong to Him!! Blessings...

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  9. What a wonderful scripture! Thank you for sharing and for visiting me. I absolutely LOVE your banner picture!!!

    Love,
    Beth

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  10. This is so comforting to me. I am so blessed.

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  11. A great verse and prayer for such a time as this. Thank you ~

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  12. This is a very encouraging verse!

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  13. How reassuring to know that safety is of the Lord. You have a beautiful blog!

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  14. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. We had a great day at the zoo watching the bears.

    Stop by any time. I love meeting Christian MOMS online. I write to encourage MOMS in the fine art of Christian mothering. I teach a MOMS bible study and write accompanying studies. I have just post my series on Philippians called Joy in the Journey on PODCAST on my blog. Check it out when you have time! Blessings.

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  15. This post is difficult for me to read today because I have been sending out prayer requests for a Christian family in a refugee camp in Zambia. The wife was raped by 3 men and the youngest daughter's leg was severely burned in the attack. My heart breaks for them. I know God is in control; I don't have the answer to why God did not intervene in that situation.

    I've recently read Fearless by Max Lucado. He said, "Contrary to what we'd hope, good people aren't exempt from violence. Murderers don't give the godly a pass. Rapists don't vet victims according to spiritual resumes. The bloodthirsty and wicked don't skip over the heavenbound. We aren't insulated. But neither are we intimidated. Jesus has a word or two about this brutal world: 'Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul'" (Matthew 10:28) True but still hard to swallow!

    Sorry..for a heavy comment.

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  16. Living for God- I am so sorry to hear about this family. I don't understand it either. Just yesterday afternoon I had to reflect on my own post, as well, as I learned a man from my church had a break in and was murdered the night before. That just doesn't happen around here! I knew this man and his wife- not well- but, I knew them! Not only that, they live very close to us.

    The only way I can make any kind of sense of it and stand by every word of my post is to simply trust that God's ways are not our ways, that this world, our lives, our bodies, emotions are meaningless in the bigger picture. From our perspective, we have everything wrapped around this earthly life, including a time frame, as much as we try to keep our eyes on Christ. We're flawed. An innocent baby dies, a child or anyone before their years and we don't understand how life could be so cruel. People suffer. Yet, all that really matters here is that we remain in Christ, remain faithful, focused and allow our light to draw others to Him.

    Knowing that it could have randomly been our house that was broken into tempts to leave me fear-stricken yet, I still have the responsibility to trust the love of God and his ultimate provision for my family because there will be a day that there are no more tears and we will understand. In the mean-time, He will give us everything He promises when we pour our hearts out to him. We can experience his mercies every morning and a peace that surpasses all understanding. He requires our unconditional trust. And so I continue to, knowing that good or bad, whatever happens in this life, my children and family remain in His hands.

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  17. So nice to meet you Theresa. You have such a beautiful family. I LOVE the picture on the top of your blog and the music that goes with it:)
    And, I love your prayer and post as I endeavor to trust the Lord more with more and more- in His hands, Laurie

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  18. I agree with you, Theresa. I, too, choose to trust in the Lord totally and rest in His grace and mercy. "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." Romans 8:18

    Fears and worries will do us no good; they only cripple us. We need to keep abiding in Christ, being conformed to His likeness, and living for Him. Do what's right...come what may. Romans 8:28 still stands. Our true home awaits us. We're just passing through this world...just passing through.

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  19. Yes! I often battle with worry! I need to help that scripture close to my heart!

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