Wednesday, April 14

Part Two: Inspiration for the Place Between

Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

We are extending our arms around you during this tough time as I know many arms are holding you up also. Know that we send all our love and our prayers for you that you will pull through this. Let your family and friends keep you busy and share their concern and love for you. You are a strong woman. You are a capable woman. But you are also a soft, tenderhearted woman who needs love in her life and I know in time you will find it again.

Have you been asking God what He is going to do? He will never tell you. God does not tell you what He is going to do. He reveals to you who He is.
Oswald Chambers

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses... for when I am weak, then am I strong.
2 Corinthians 12:10

When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and we take a step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe one of two things will happen--there will be something solid to stand on, or we will be taught to fly.
Martin Edges

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."
Helen Keller

Thou art never at any time nearer to God than when under tribulation, which he permits for the purification and beautifying of the soul.

As you wage your personal wars, part of the strength to 'hang in there' comes from some glimpse, however faint and fleeting, of what victory can be. If your eyes are always on your shoelaces, if all you can see is this disappointment or that dilemma, then it really is quite easy to throw in the towel and stop the fight. But what if it is the fight of your life? Or more precisely what is it is the fight for your life, and your eternal life at that? What if beyond this disappointment of that dilemma you really can see and hope for all the best and right things that God has to offer. Oh, it may be blurred a bit by the perspiration that keeps running river-like into your eyes; but faintly, dimly, and ever so far away you can see the object of it all. And you say it is worth it, you do want it, you will fight on. Like Coriantumr, you will lean upon your sword to rest a while, then rise to fight again.
Jeffrey R. Holland

Life does not accommodate you, it shatters you. Every seed destroys its container or else there would be no fruition.
Florida Scott Maxwell

1 comment:

Krysti Cobell said...

Hey Kelly, I really love the Jeffrey R. Holland quote. Thanks for sharing!