Nowhere else to go

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How often do we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource! We go to Him because we have nowhere else to go. And then we learn that the storms of life have driven us, not upon the rocks, but into the desired haven . . . to the best, the only, the central help, the causing cause of all the helps to which we had turned aside as nearer and better.

–George MacDonald
(1824 – 1905)

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Love seeks entry

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Nor will God force any door to enter in. He may send a tempest about the house; the wind of His admonishment may burst doors and windows, yea, shake the house to its foundations; but not then, not so, will He enter.

The door must be opened
by the willing hand,
ere the foot of Love
will cross the threshold.

He watches to see the door move from within. Every tempest is but the other side of His love; it is love outside, that would be inside — love that knows the house is no house, only a place, until it enter.

–George MacDonald

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Faithing storms

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Faith does not lie in trusting God
to stop the storm, but in trusting Him
to enable us to walk through the storm.

–Jill Briscoe

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Published in: on 06/14/2013 at 7:11  Leave a Comment  
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Rebuilt faith

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A rebuilt faith is superior to an inherited faith that has never stood the strain of a great testing storm. If you have not clung to a broken piece of your old ship in the dark night of the soul, your faith may not have the sustaining power to carry you through to the end of the journey.

-Rufus Jones (1863–1948)

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