Unto the Hills – March 31, 2013

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as adversity has done.  Out of pain and problems have come the sweetest songs, the most poignant poems, the most gripping stories.  Out of suffering and tears have come the greatest spirits and the most blessed lives.

For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.

Isaiah 49:13 NIV

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Unto the Hills – March 30, 2013

When Job had lost everything he did not say, “The Lord gave and the devil has taken away,” but “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”  So when we are hurt, it is important to remember that God himself has allowed it for a purpose.

See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

Isaiah 48:10 NIV

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Unto the Hills – March 29, 2013

How many times do you and I fret and turn, looking for a little peace? God’s peace can be in our hearts – right now.  Ask for God’s peace and see what a transformation will take place in your life.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 NKJV

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Unto the Hills – March 28, 2013

Jesus the Good Shepherd owns the sheep: they belong to Him.  He guards the sheep: He never abandons them when danger is near.  He knows them each by name and leads them out.  And He lays down his life for the sheep; such is the measure of His love.

He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart.

Isaiah 40:11 NIV

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Unto the Hills – March 27, 2013

God has taken the responsibility for our care and worry.  You can be positively assured that God does care for you, and if God cares for you and has promised to carry your burdens and cares, then nothing should distress you.

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1 Peter 5:7

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Unto the Hills – March 26, 2013

Victor Hugo said of death: “When I go down to the grave I can say, like so many others: I have finished my work, but I cannot say I have finished my life.  My day’s work will begin the next morning.  My tomb closes in the twilight to be opened in the dawn.”

He will swallow up death forever.  Then the Lord God will wipe away all tears from all faces.

Isaiah 25:8 NRSV

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Unto the Hills – March 25, 2013

The Christian should never consider death a tragedy.  Rather he should see it as the angels do: they realize that joy should mark the journey from time to eternity.  The way to life is by the valley of death, but the road is marked with victory all the way.

I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.

John 11:25

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