Scotty Smith is a preacher in Nashville. I follow him on facebook and he always posts good quotes. The past few have really hit home. I thought I would share!
"God is at peace in himself, and in his presence there is peace. The most repeated negative command in Scripture is ‘fear not.’ It appears 365 times — one for each day of the year — and is usually followed by ‘for I am with you.’ God would have us understand that factoring in his presence always changes the equation." - Ramon Presson, "When Will My Life Not Suck? "
“It is a safe thing to trust Him to fulfill the desires which He creates” - Amy Carmichael
"Self-pity is a death that has no resurrection, a sinkhole from which no rescuing hand can drag you because you have chosen to sink." - Elizabeth Elliot
“When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.” - Leo Tolstoy
"Never underestimate the capacity you have to harm someone's heart, and Jesus' capacity to heal a heart, including yours" - Scotty Smith
"You can't test courage cautiously". - Annie Dillard
“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart." - Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
"God doesn't give us second chances; he give us Jesus. His name is Redeemer, not Re-do." - Scotty Smith
"God has a plan to help bring justice to the world -- and his plan is us." - Gary Haugen, founder of International Justice Mission
Just some encouraging words for tonight!