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Beautiful Pain

It’s way different when we actually get a slap of truth about our realizations…
the ugly truth about how ugly one can be in all aspects and angles.
 
No wonder why one gets abandoned. 
No wonder why pain gets to dwell.
…No wonder.

shattered heart

Yet through this agony, one gets to cry out to the only One who truly listens.
No wonder why it’s a beautiful pain.
…No wonder.

“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I call to you,
when my heart is faint.”
(Psalm 61:1,2)

“May your unfailing love be my comfort,
according to your promise to your servant.”
(Psalm 119:76)

 

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2014 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Strive Thriving

The feeling of being pushed on the brink of losing yourself and
just when you were about to grope your way out of the darkness
to 
start gasping for air to breathe afresh survival,
a scheming reality choked you.
That you are surrounded yet alone;
Needed but needing;
Moving but drowning;

Living yet dying. 
Hopelessly hopeful.
Quitting…

Hope in God

…and with a fervid desire to feed the pain for mundane gain, you succumb to giving up. 
Yet all of a sudden, the churning within calms as the Comforter comes, saying… 

“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
I’ve called your name.
You’re mine.

When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
 
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down…

Because I am God, your personal God,…your Savior. 
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…That’s how much you mean to me!
 

That’s how much I love you!

GOD (Isaiah 43:1-4, The Message)

Strive thriving in living and loving HIM.
May God’s unfailing love always be your comfort.

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2013 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Eyes On Him

ImageAs for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause… he sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.

— Job 5:8, 11 (ESV)

Sometimes, we tend to get caught up with all the disappointments in this life. But then if we just turn our eyes on Him, we will find that the things of earth will go strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.

— Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Hymn)

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Comforted to Comfort

“God does not comfort us to make us comfortable only, but to make us comforters.” 

—Dr. John Henry J. H. Jowett
 
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Posted by on August 7, 2012 in SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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The Sun Always Shines

Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
 even there your hand will guide me, 
    your right hand will hold me fast.
 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

Psalms 139:7-12

God is always there – even when life gets rough.

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Savior’s Embrace

“Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.”

—Augustine of Hippo

Real Serenity can only be found in our Risen Savior. 

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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He Is There

When pain and trouble pulls you down, look up.

God is evident in the heavens, giving you strength to overcome.

When hurt and hate make you lose your way, look beside you.

God is right by your side, guiding you all the way through.

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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