Words

Words are a funny thing. You can have a million of them running through your mind all at once, all dressed up with no place to go. So many words, all lacking any logical form or coherence, so that, if you did try to form some of them together in an attempt to answer all the questions you’re being asked, people would likely look at you a little cockeyed, like you’d lost your ever-lovin’ mind.

Huh?

That’s been my story for these past eight weeks. Lots of words swirling through my mind, but no ability to make them fall into place and exit my lips or fingertips with any fluidity or eloquence.

So today’s blog post is going to be a little different.

Back in late January/early February I was invited to speak at our church’s year-end ladies night event. We take a break during the summer months from all mid-week classes (except for the youth group) so the first Wednesday night in June is a big, fun send-off kind of event known as the Ladies Summer Sampler. There’s fellowship, food and drinks, door prizes and always a special speaker, which, this year was to be yours truly. After Corey passed away, our Women’s Ministries director, Cheri, graciously offered to find another speaker and, to be honest, I thought about it for a couple of days. But I felt that the Lord wanted me to share with the ladies of our church some of what He’d been showing me of Himself over the past weeks, so I did my best to corral all those words and share my heart.

So today, rather than re-corral all those words and send them through my fingertips into a new blog post, I’m just going to post a video of what I shared last week with our ladies and allow you to listen to all my words, rather than read them, if you’re so inclined.

I’m learning the dialect of this new road I’ve found myself on and its most oft-used words include grace and time and simplicity.Β Its themes include Carpe Diem and trust and obedience.

I’ll post as I find the words in the coming weeks but, in the meantime, know that the Lord continues to be ever before me and at my right hand, helping keep me UNSHAKEN as I lead my family down this new road. One I’m still learning how to navigate but am confident that, with HIS help, I will learn to navigate well.

54 thoughts on “Words

  1. My daughter and I just watched this. You speak truthfully about who God is. We had this conversation about how God never leaves nor forsakes us .. regardless the road we are traveling on. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, heart and story, and as you witnessed God in ways you never knew. Your right!
    Our Lord and Savior is much deeper; therefore the depth of His grace, mercy and everlasting love is bottomless. We can’t begin to understand His ways. May God be all you need and depend upon as you look ahead. πŸ’“πŸ™‡β€β™€οΈπŸ™

    Truly, O God of Israel, our Savior, you work in mysterious ways.
    Isaiah 45:15

    No one is able to make discovery of His decisions, and his ways may not be searched out. Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways. Roman 11:33

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  2. Already up passed my bedtime so going to have to watch this later. I want to continue to be here daily for you, sharing comforting Scriptures as you continue on this journey without Corey.
    Any time you’re afraid, turn to the Lord! Lifting you up to Him in prayer!
    Psalms 56:3-4, 13 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me…For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

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  3. I was glued to every word you said thank you so much for sharing !!! And so understand that restoring the soul and time alone with him !!! And that he sees me … I was a widow at 36 and raised 3 boys that was now 21 years ago. I understand .

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  4. The Lord is always with you! Always here lifting you up in prayer!
    Psalms 3:3-5 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

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  5. Our Savior Himself is our shield! Praying for you right now!
    Psalms 5:11-12 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

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  6. Know that I’m always here praying!
    Psalms 71:1-2 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

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  7. The Lord is a place of safety and comfort. Praying!
    Psalms 71:3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

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  8. He’s holding you in His loving arms right now! Know that I’m lifting up prayers right now!
    Psalms 91:1-2 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

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  9. There’s no safer place to be than underneath His Almighy Wings. Praying for you right now!
    Psalms 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

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  10. No matter what you’re going through, the Lord will always be there with you wrapping His loving arms around you! Praying right now!
    Psalms 91:9-12 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

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  11. What amazing words of comfort and promise. Lifting up prayers right now!
    Psalms 91:14-15 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

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  12. The Lord is with you no matter what you have to face. Am praying for you right now!
    Psalms 118:4-6 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever. I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

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  13. The LORD is your strength! He’s always with you! Praying!
    Psalms 118:14-16 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

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  14. Comforting words from your Savior! Lifting up prayer to Him right now!
    Psalms 18:1-3a I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised…

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  15. Oh what amazing words of comfort! Know that I’m here praying!
    Psalms 18:6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

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  16. God’s holding you up with His right hand! What amazing words of comfort! Am here praying for you!
    Psalms 18:35-36 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

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  17. The Lord is the only true source of strength! Am here praying right now!
    Psalms 18:30-32 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God? It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

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  18. The Lord knows everything you’re going through and is with you every step of the way! Know that I’m here praying!
    Psalms 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

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  19. What wonderful words of comfort! Am here praying for you right now!
    Psalms 33:20-22 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

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  20. Always turn to the Lord in times of trouble. He is the only true refuge! Continuing to lift up prayers for you!
    Psalms 9:9-10 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

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  21. Always here praying!
    Psalms 73:25-26 Whom have I in Heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

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  22. Keep your eyes on the Lord and His gift of grace and faith! Praying!
    Psalms 73:23-24 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

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  23. No matter what’s going on, always look to the Lord! Lifting you up to Him in prayer right now!
    Psalms 116:1-2 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

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  24. Am here praying right now!
    Psalms 116:3-4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

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  25. Still here praying!
    Psalms 18:28-30 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

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  26. We can rest and be at peace for the Lord has all things in His Hands! Always here praying!
    Psalms 116:5-7 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me. Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

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  27. Know that I’m here praying for you!
    Psalms 31:1-2 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

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  28. The Lord knows everything you’re going through and He’s there with you every step of the way. Praying!
    Psalms 31:7-8 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities; And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.

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  29. Courage comes from trusting the Lord! He gives you the faith to do it! Continuing to lift up prayer!
    Psalms 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

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  30. What comforting words! Praying!
    Psalms 32:6-7 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

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  31. The only true help comes from the Lord. Praying to Him on your behalf right now!
    Psalms 121:1-2 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

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  32. He is always with you! And I’m always here praying!
    Psalms 121:3-4 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

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  33. What comforting words and a special promise. Praying as always!
    Psalms 121:7-8 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

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  34. This well is bottomless. It can never run dry! Will always be here praying!
    Isaiah 12:2-3 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

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  35. Words of comfort. Lifting up prayer!
    Isaiah 25:8-9 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces … And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

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  36. The Lord is with you right now, lifting you up, giving you strength! Praying right now!
    Isaiah 40:28-29 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

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  37. Always keep your eyes on the Lord! He’s always there for you! Am here praying!
    Isaiah 40:30-31 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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  38. Keep your eyes on the only true source of peace and strength. He is with you always! Praying right now!
    Isaiah 26:3-4 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.

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  39. The Lord is truly holding your hand right now! How can we even comprehend this? Know that I’m always here praying!
    Isaiah 41:10, 13 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (13) For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

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  40. No matter what’s going on, the Lord sees and He’s with you always! What amazing words of comfort! He’ll get you through whatever you have to face. Praying!
    Isaiah 43:1-3a But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel…

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  41. There is no safer refuge than in the loving arms of our Savior. Am here praying!
    Psalms 46:1-2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

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