"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

5/30/12

Help - God is So Good (on Word-Filled Wednesday!)


Welcome to my Wednesday feature God is So Good. Here I will share stories - true and fiction, mine and others' - of the Lord's presence in the midst of trials, struggles, and difficulties.
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33b

For a few years, I often participated in Word-Filled Wednesday, which is currently hosted at the Internet Cafe, where I'm a devotional writer and editor. If you don't read the devotionals there, I recommend you start. WFW is a picture with scripture. For today, I'm sharing one of my old graphics that I think exemplifies the theme of my Wednesday posts of the past several months. I hope it is encouraging to you.


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God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 NIV

Heavenly Father, no matter how grey, desolate, and hopeless our lives may feel, no matter how out of control things may seem, help us to remember that YOU are always there, helping us in our troubles. When we can't feel You, Lord, help us to trust anyway. Thank You for being our refuge and strength, Lord. In Jesus' name. Amen

In trouble, He is there. He is SO good! (and stop by the cafe for more Word-Filled Wednesday!)
Do you have a story you'd like to share about God's goodness in your struggles? Drop me an email and we can talk! 

Traveling Rough Roads With God's Strength

5 comments:

  1. Isn't it wonderful to serve a God who you can depend upon "in" trouble. At times trouble has a way of clearing out people from our lives. But God is ever present.

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  2. God is GOOD all the time, even when we find ourselves in trouble! I love the 10th verse of Psalm 46 in the Message: "Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything."
    Such an important truth for us to remember! Thank you, as always!

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  3. A lovely, encouraging post, Joanne. Thank the Lord, He is always with us. Blessings ~

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  4. I could write a whole post right here about His goodness in the midst of troubles! I would never have gotten through the last four months or so without faith. You're right -- He is SO good!

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  5. I love hearing/reading people's stories of times when "God came through." Remembering what He's done in the past, for myself or someone else, makes it easier for me to stay strong when I go through a tough time. Or perhaps staying strong isn't quite the word, as on my own I crumble. Stay close might be a better way to word it. :)

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