Monday, April 19, 2010

What I am learning from counseling

"Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Phil. 1:6

"He who is carrying it on is not one who can be baffled and forced to give up his design. He is able to carry it out in the unlikeliest circumstances and against the most resolute resistance. Everything must give way before Him. This thought is, I confess, to me one of the most comforting connected with the discipline. If it could fail! If God could be frustrated in His designs after we have suffered so much, it would be awful!" -Horatius Bonar

"Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you... He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna... to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD." -Deuteronomy 8:2-3

I don't think I can say it any better than these verses have said it. Thank you, Laura, for walking through this time with me!


Ellen said...

Thank you for the encouragement of those verses! It is so true that God may often be trying to teach us through trials that we are not in control, but He absolutely is, that we are not in need of earthly things like food and drink, but that we live by His grace and by His Word... and it is an abundant life! Sending many hopes and good wishes your way.

Bethany said...

Hi Abbie!

Just wanted to let you know I awarded you the Sunshine Award on my blog today! It is for inspiring, positive blogs, and I love how positive you are as you continue to pray and hope for a baby. Hope you will stop by and pick it up, and if you like, pass it on to others!!


soblessed2be said...

Abbie, you are so dear to me! I love you bunches...I love reading your posts, you always touch me with your words! ;) XO