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Romans 15:13
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will over flow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. (NLT)

It is the beginning of a New Year, what better way to start it with then having the HOPE we have in God. The only one we can trust, as we walk through that door of the unknown days of tomorrow. May you be filled with complete joy and peace that only comes from God as you trust in His plans for your life.


  1. I for one am always afraid of the unknown. But reading this made me realize that is the trusting that I am having trouble with.

  2. a breatheess AMEN - thank you for such a simple reminder!

  3. Thank you for pointing out this scripture passage and the promise of God's blessing. What a wonderful blessing to claim for the new year.
    I am in the middle of God's opening and suching of doors in my life right now in a large way and have been and will be looking to Him for His plan for my life.
    Thanks for the encouragement and for sharing. God Bless you and the ladies of MGCC.

  4. I really like the image you are sending with the picture of someone opening a door to the unknown. I have to be honest by saying, that I have not come to any personal decision about God. I don't really know what I think about God but I know that I certainly don't trust him. I would like to understand why and how any one can. Do any of you ladies have words of wisdom for me.

    1. dear Anonymous ...thank you for being honest. Being able to verbalize where you stand in your belief about God is the first step to coming to know Him. I too, at one time, did not believe in God and how could I trust someone I did not know ? Of course I couldn't.
      But God will reveal Himself to anyone wanting to find Him. I always said that if ever I was convinced that God was real, I would serve Him with my whole heart. God is looking for those who 'wish' He was real and scripture says if we look for Him, He will make sure He is found.
      I also know that God knows each one intimately and will respond to each person according to who they are.
      I 'found' God and now know Him as my Father, Savior and as my friend. He is real, His promises are true and He IS sooo trustworthy!
      Ask God to reveal Himself to you .. and then watch!
      May I pray for you ?? "Lord, I thank you for this dear one whom I know you love. I ask that you would open this one's eyes to see how real you are. Lead them in such a way that they would find you and experience the depth of your love and feel your peace in their heart. Amen.
      I would be happy to correspond with you , if you so desire ... my email is

    2. I'm not sure if I have words of wisdom for you but I am praying that your honesty will cause you to ask God to show you why you have had the experiences that you have had. I was reminded today of the story of Joseph and how his brothers sent him off as a slave. Many years later they came to him to beg for food and were filled with fear when they found out who he was. Joseph, however responded with forgiveness, with the faith that what they meant for evil, God used for good. (Genesis 50:20)
      I do not know your story, but I relate to the story of the difficulties my grandmother went through and how her trust in God brought her through many difficulties, realizing it was not God who inflicted them. Sometimes we do not know how He can allow pain, but somtiems it is the pain that makes us realize we need His help.
      I hope I don't sound too flippant in saying that I trust Him because He has shown Himself trustworthy by giving me grace and even joy in things I would not have chosen, but looking back I see He does not make mistakes. This does not mean I don't still struggle, but it does help me trust Him more.


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