Friday, January 20, 2012

Hopeful Thoughts

Honestly, I don't know what to think right now. I've been wrestling with so many conflicting feelings that I'm not even sure what I'm feeling. I'm at this place where I know I'm trusting God with my life, but I'm still wrestling with this fear of my uncertain future looming ahead of me. (I'm so thankful that God has a plan for my life... because I don't!)

Enough of my complex emotions. I want to share some hopeful thoughts that I've been musing over lately.

"You will not gain holiness by standing still. Nobody ever grew holy without consenting, desiring, and agonizing to be holy. Sin will grow without sowing, but holiness needs cultivation. Follow it; it will not run after you. You must pursue it with determination, with eagerness, with perseverance, as a hunter pursues his prey." -- Charles Spurgeon

"I'm an imperfect vessel who gets to be a conduit of perfect grace."

"The chief purpose of prayer is that God may be glorified in the answer." —R.A. Torrey

"Care more than some think wise.
Risk more than some think safe.
Dream more than some think practical.
Expect more than some think is possible."

Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:25-26)

‎"We will be dead a lot longer than we will be alive. Doesn’t it make sense that we would invest more of our time in eternity?" -- Rick Grubbs

Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the LORD, and my right is disregarded by my God”? 
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. 
He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. 
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. 
Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint. 
(Isaiah 40: 27-31)


  1. Sometimes I feel like that...okay, a LOT of the time.
    I like those quotes, especially the one by Charles Spurgeon. And I love Psalm 73: 25-26 :) Thanks for posting this!

  2. I love quote-posts. Will pray for you.:)

    "Care more than some think wise.
    Risk more than some think safe.
    Dream more than some think practical.
    Expect more than some think is possible." -- I really like that one.

  3. Awesome quotes! Thanks for sharing them!

  4. Hey(:
    just wanted to let you know, what an encouragement your blog is to me! although i don't always have time to sit down and read your posts, when i do have the time, they just totally make my day. and i completely know the feeling your talking about. i am often unsure of my future, but it is comforting to know that God has it all planned out for me. and those quotes are definitely something to hold on to... :)

    God bless you, Chloe!


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