Sunday, January 18, 2015

Encouragement for Discouragement

God shields us from most of the things we fear,
but when He chooses not to shield us,
He unfailingly allots grace in the measure needed.
It is for us to choose to receive or refuse it.
Our joy or our misery will depend on that choice.
Elisabeth Elliot



We are hard-pressed on every side,
yet not crushed;
we are perplexed,
 but not in despair;
persecuted,
but not forsaken;
struck down,
but not destroyed
2 Corinthians 4:8-9


Have a blessed day my friends.  

13 comments:

Debbie Harris said...

Abby, those are excellent words spoken from Elizabeth Elliot.

Good words to ponder on.

Joy to you!
Debbie

Sylvia said...

Thanks Abby, for your encouraging words.

Mary said...

This is adorable! I have never seen it and I love it! Thank you so very much!

Linda Born said...

Deep breath, sigh of relief, and an alleluia! No reason to give way to hopelessness, fear, or despair! Thank you, Abby! This was a much-needed devotion for me today! Bless you!

Mehrll said...

What a blessed message in these words for me at this time in life. We choose to trust God and allow Him to work or not. How wonderful that we can just lean on Him as He works out our problems. Hugs.

Teresa Arsenault said...

What a wonderful and timely message, Abby. Our church is grieving this week the loss of one of our members - a three year old boy.

Thank you for your openness to share from the heart of God each day.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Stephanie said...

Elisabeth Elliot is a very wise woman and I am so thankful we can learn from her. Thank you, my friend, for this sweet and encouraging post.

Hugs to you!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Mrs. Elliot is a wise woman. When Dave died, I know God took care of me, still does, but those first three years were so hard I almost didn't make it.

Vee said...

Elisabeth's quote is so poignant given what her portion has been. Still, we can trust Him.

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Dear Abby, The key was He shields us from MOST things we fear!

What a very sweet image, we all need a good friend!

Thank You... Roxy

Maxine D said...

Thank you for the quote from Elisabeth Elliot, and the complimentary scripture.
Blessings
Maxine

JES said...

Love these words of encouragement! Thanks for sharing :)

Shannon said...

What a beautiful page! I am so glad I have found you!