You Make Me Brave ~ Bethel Music

What, then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
~ Romans 8:31

From my distress I called upon the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.
The LORD is for me, so I will not fear! What can man do to me?
~ Psalm 118: 6-7

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
~ Psalm 27:1

Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, and I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
~ Isaiah 41:10

Harmonious Duet

I know not what others turn to when dealing with life’s journeys–be it celebrations or sorrows, happiness or trials.  As for me, music is a large part of my life’s journey.  It inspires, renews, encourages, strengthens, and fills the heart to overflowing.  It brings tears, comfort, joy, and peace.  It can draw you away from God or pull you so close you can feel his touch and hear him speak to you.  Music touches the soul, expands thought, and heals the heart.  Thank the Lord for such a beautiful gift as music and take some time to immerse yourself in its powerful sound!

Harmonious Duet

Melodies of the heart
Rhythms of peace
God’s word inspires songs within

A sweet duet of love and grace
Play harmoniously in the soul

Precious notes of dissonance
Chords of life strung together
Beautiful harmonies filled with strength

A sweet duet of mercy and joy
Play harmoniously in the soul

Life’s symphony plays on
One instrument at a time
Songs of praise to the Lord our God

A sweet duet of hope and faith
Play harmoniously in the soul

Trust in His Power Alone!

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
Isaiah 61:1-3

My apologies for not posting sooner, but I have been out of town taking care of my father’s estate, and just recently returned a few days ago. Prior to heading to my dad’s, I had been praying for wisdom, strength, and protection. I also sought God to soften the hearts of those who were not in agreement with me and how things were done, as well as to open their minds to the words that would be spoken. I had braced myself for whatever was to come, as dealing with family after a death can often be combative and more dysfunctional than normal.

I have to say, praise God!! He was my grace, my strength, and broke the chains that would have prevented things getting done fairly and justly. Granted, not everything went perfectly, but then when in life does anything ever go perfectly? God was so good and so wonderful to me. He was my light and through his love and power, all went well, given the circumstances.

I want to take this moment to reassure you that no matter where you are in your life, no matter the situation you face, or the conflicts that surround you……GOD IS THERE! He has the power to rescue you, to teach you, to lead you. He will soften hearts, turn souls toward him, and break the chains that bind the broken and deceived! I always stand amazed at what God can do…even though I know who He is…He never ceases to amaze me.

Pray, seek Him, and be amazed by what He can do in your life and the lives of those around you!

May you be encouraged to stand with the One true God who can DO ALL THINGS!