Some quotes that have been resonating with me lately ♥
“Either we are adrift in chaos or we are individuals, created, loved, upheld and placed purposefully, exactly where we are. Can you believe that? Can you trust God for that?”
“Until the will and affections are brought under the authority of Christ, we have not begun to understand, let alone accept, His lordship.”
Stop beating yourself up for phantom achievements you were “supposed” to achieve.
“Lord, I give up my own plans and purposes, all my own desires, hopes and ambitions, and I accept Thy will for my life. I give up myself, my life, my all, utterly to Thee, to be Thine forever. I hand over to Thy keeping all of my friendships; all the people whom I love are to take second place in my heart. Fill me now and seal me with Thy Spirit. Work out Thy whole will in my life at any cost, for to me to live is Christ. Amen.”
“Remember this. Had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there.”
“I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait., bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done.”
“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.”
“The supreme test of our confidence in God lies, perhaps, in those moments of complete inner darkness in which we feel as though we are forsaken by God. Our heart feels blunt; our prayers for strength and inspiration sound hollow… An impenetrable wall separates us from God.
An ardent belief in His love; a steadfast conviction that He is near to us even though we are, or imagine ourselves to be, far from Him; an unbroken awareness that ‘He hath first loved us’… these must carry us across the chasms of darkness and lend us strength to blindly let ourselves fall into His arms.”
Dietrich Von Hildebrand