When I headed off to Cupcake '10, all by my lonesome, last January I had no idea what to expect upon meeting the collective group of ladies and more specifically the two that I would be staying with for the weekend. I was lucky to have connected with Stephanie, who blogs at The Hanes Family Chronicles. Since Gabe's diagnosis in May she has been a faithful prayer partner and has encouraged me to trust God more and turn to Him in all things, because He really IS faithful and never leaves us. Today she has put together a list to encourage you with words of faith, hope, and love.
In the midst of any trial in my life, I have always found that the One who made me is faithful and good. I cannot always see the joy and the blessings He will bring out of the dark moments in my life, but I know that He has already proved Himself faithful and I know that He will not change. For He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Faith, Hope, Love
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)
“Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” (1 John 5:5)
“…The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” (Galatians 5:6)
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” (Psalm 43:5)
“Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God” (Psalm 146:5)
“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:23)
“And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” (Romans 5:5)
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” (1 Corinthians 13:1)
“But the man who loves God is known by God.” (1 Corinthians 8:3)
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” (1 John 4:9)
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30)
“We love because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)
My prayer for you, dear friends, is that you might know the joy and happiness that can only be found in Him and that through your trial and anymore struggles that come your way you will turn to Him and be reminded that He is faithful and He will carry you through.