The Devil doesn’t want you to get through this storm and reach the other side. He doesn’t mind you going to church, singing in the choir or serving on the board; he just doesn’t want you to reach your God-ordained destiny. But what’s waiting for you on the other side is worth everything you’re going through at the moment.
“I don’t believe in failure, because simply by saying you’ve failed, you’ve admitted you attempted. And anyone who attempts is not a failure. Those who truly fail in my eyes are the ones who never try at all. The ones who sit on the couch and whine and moan and wait for the world to change for them.”—Sarah Dessen (via dailyreasontobehappy)
Sometimes you can’t see it or feel it. Sometimes hope seems far away. Often the difficulties you face make it seem as if hope has abandoned you. But hope never leaves. It is always there, ready for you to embrace.
“When you make Christmas about gifts - people without money can’t participate. When you make it about family - people who’ve lost loved ones can’t participate. But when you make Christmas solely about Christ, no one is excluded.”—Pastor Wally Chavez (via agza)
If you'll keep the right attitude, God will pay you back double for your trouble. He'll add up all the injustice, all the hurt and pain that people have caused you, the abuse and embarrassment, and He'll pay you back with twice as much joy,peace and happiness. That is God's desire for you. But you must do your your part. Keep your mind moving in the right direction. - Joel Osteen