Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
oh child of suffering, be patient. God has not passed you over in His providence. He who is the feeder of sparrows will also furnish you with what you need. take up the arms of faith against a sea of trouble. there is one who cares for you. His eye is fixed on you, His heart beats with pity for your woe, and His omnipotent hand will bring you the needed help. the darkest cloud will scatter itself in showers of mercy. the blackest gloom will give place to the morning. He, if you are one of His family, will bind up your wounds and heal your broken heart.
We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.
In all the things we are more than conquerers through him who loved us
cannot deal with all this amazing Romans 8 goodness!!(via proverbs31v25)
Sometimes sleep is the holiest thing we can do.
Sometimes it’s silence.
Sometimes it’s holding and touching and just being there.
Don’t get caught up in the religious or emotional or human view of holy.
Get caught up in holiness Himself.