Traveling Confidently

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All that lies behind me, all the wrong I have done can no longer separate me from him. He sets it all straight. What lies ahead of me . . . I accept from his hand. And nothing can happen to me, nothing can touch me that has not first passed his inspection and proved to be for my best welfare.

— Helmut Thielicke

Working With God

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If I can put one touch
of rosy sunset into the life
of any man or woman,
I shall feel that I have
worked with God.

― G.K. Chesterton

Encouragement

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One of the highest of human duties is the duty of encouragement…It is easy to laugh at men’s ideals; it is easy to pour cold water on their enthusiasm; it is easy to discourage others. The world is full of discouragers. We have a Christian duty to encourage one another. Many a time a word of praise or thanks or appreciation or cheer has kept a man on his feet. Blessed is the man who speaks such a word.

—William Barclay

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Things bad, good and best

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Our bad things
turn out for good.
Our good things
can never be lost.
And the best things
are yet to come.

–Jonathan Edwards
(1703–1758)

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Passing it on

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Each one of us is something that the other is not, and therefore knows something — it may be without knowing he knows it — which no one else knows, and it’s everyone’s business, as one of the kingdom of light and inheritor in it all, to give his portion to the rest.

–George MacDonald
(1824 – 1905)

The life of faith

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The life of faith is a happy life,
and if attended with conflicts,
there is an assurance of victory;
if we sometimes get a wound,
there is healing balm near at hand;
if we seem to fall, we are raised again;
and if tribulations abound,
consolations shall abound likewise.

–John Newton
(1725-1807)

Brief journey

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Faint not;
the miles to heaven
are but few
and short.

–Samuel Rutherford

Encouragement does more

Correction does much,
but encouragement does more.

–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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People who rekindle

In everyone’s life, at some time,
our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame
by an encounter with
another human being.
We should all be thankful
for those people who
rekindle the inner spirit.

–Albert Schweitzer

Morning must come

The night is long,
and dark, and stormy,
but the morning must come;
and oh what a sunrise
will it be!

–John Angell James
(1785 – 1859)

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