Friday, June 14, 2013

Job 14:7...


This scripture from Job reminds me of the adage, "where there's life, there's hope".
How many times have I, have you, felt cut down by life's storms, by circumstances or even by others?
How many times has it seemed like you couldn't go on, that surely this situation really was the straw that broke the camel's back, the knock down punch from which you would never recover?
And yet, in your spirit, there was still Life.
And even though it looked impossible, even though it looked hopeless, resurrection power surged through your impossibility, and you're still here, standing strong.
Where there's life, there's hope, friend.
If you have received Christ as Savior and Lord, than in you is the Spirit of Life Himself.
Your circumstances may have you feeling like a cut down tree, a withered up stump,
but there's still Life, there's still Hope.
Start looking for, start expecting,  some sprouts, some tender shoots.


still following, 






Scripture and Snapshot

20 comments:

  1. Dear Elizabeth
    Oh, I know what you are talking about! And in between these moments our Pappa God jumps in with the pruning shears to prune away those dead edges. But nothing can ever put out the little light of heaven burning in our hearts.
    Much love
    Mia

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  2. A striking photo grounded in truth ...

    Linda

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  3. Very encouraging words at just the right time! Thanks!

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    1. You're welcome, Angel! Glad it encouraged you!

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  4. "...resurrection power surged through your impossibility".... Strength in the resurrection that only the One Resurrected can give to us. Thank you, Elizabeth, for this nudge to my soul. Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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    1. Glad it encouraged you...it encouraged me as I wrote it.

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  5. What a beautiful piece of wisdom and stuck in the midst of the book of Job! Just like God to never leave us with out hope. Beautiful post

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    1. I always found it amusing that the book of Job was my Mama's favorite book in the Bible, yet there really is a lot of treasure in this "difficult" book.

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  6. Every moment that we draw a breath means there is hope!

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  7. Such a beautiful promise for the days I feel like that stump!

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  8. This is beautiful, Elizabeth! He is our glorious hope, in Whom we can live forever.
    God bless,
    Laurie

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    1. So thankful for the Hope we have in Jesus!

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  9. This is so encouraging for my heart. I've been feeling a little cut down by circumstances lately, but this gives me so much hope. Thank you my friend!

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    1. So happy that it encouraged you, friend!

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  10. "Hope" is a good God-thing that can be planted in our hearts, even while they are feeling a bit frustrated, sorrowful. AND, yes, the stumps can so often just grow and grow some more. Seen it here, there, and various places in the world... and it truly means the same thing, the same Word. A good example.

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    1. Thanks for your encouragement, Joanne!

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