Friday, June 14, 2013

Filling Up on Faith

Sometimes life throws us twists and we don't know if they're positive or negative. They don't feel great, but there are other circumstances that make us wonder.

We don't have control over many things. It's hard not to have control.

But the closer I get to God, the more I understand He truly works everything out for our good.

I can praise Him for disappointments. I can trust He will work it out.

Romans 8:28 (NIV) "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

One of my favorite songs is by Jesus Culture. It's called, "One Thing Remains." You can listen to it if you click on the link and scroll down to the bottom of the playlist. It's a beautiful song, and I hope it fills you up the way it does for me!

Can you trust God with the iffy things in your life?

Have a terrific weekend!!


  1. Great post, Jill! You were in my head this morning :) We don't always see God's plan through the chaos. But sometimes he tips his hand and reminds where we are when the storm hits. Safe in his arms. THanks for this!

    1. It's hard too when we or are loved ones have hail flinging down on them--I wonder why?? Why?? But then I take a step back and I see that someone else might have been hurt worse, and I can praise God for giving me the strength to take it. God bless you, Amy!

  2. Loved this post, Jill. And I also love this song by JC. Have an awesome weekend!

  3. You never tiptoe around tough issues, Jill. That speaks so clearly of a heart after God's own. You're right, we like to have control. I remember seeing a video about that very concept. A woman, sitting on a stool, said she was giving Jesus control of her life - that He could sit on the stool and make decisions for her. So a man sat on the stool and began explaining some life scenarios that she would endure. And the whole time, the woman is trying to push the man off of the stool, climb on him or make room for herself on the stool. It illustrated so clearly how I can "say" I want Jesus making all the decisions, but the whole time, I'm trying to take back the stool. Thanks for this great reminder and that beautiful song. It's one of my all time faves!

    1. I have been that woman, Donna! I've been her too many times in my life. Sometimes I just have to step off the stinking stool! Thank you. :)

  4. Replies
    1. I'll be working on it until the day I die, Wendy. Love you too!


I love to hear from you!