The Rose

It’s only a tiny rosebud-a flower of God’s design;

But I can’t unfold the petals with these clumsy hands of mine.

The secret of unfolding flowers is not known to such as I—

The flower God opens so sweetly in my hands would fade and die.

If I cannot unfold a rosebud this flower of God’s design,

Then how can I think I have wisdom to unfold this life of mine?

So I’ll trust in Him for His leading each moment of every day,

And I’ll look to Him for His guidance each step of the pilgrim way.

For the pathway that lies before me my Heavenly Father knows–

I’ll trust Him to unfold the moments just as He unfolds the rose.

Taken from the Joni Eareckson Tada devotional entitled More Precious Than Silver. Simply stated that it’s written by ‘A missionary ‘.

Encouraging Quotes That I Love 💚

I’ve been gleaning through some hopeful and encouraging quotes that I pray will bring peace and joy to you today.

Please let me know which one especially moves you in the comments below and I will try to add more quotes from that person. Blessings~

Head injuries are all different, often markedly so. If you have a head injury you will live with that head injury all the time and the only person who knows and understands your head injury is you. So called head injury experts will never understand a head injury unless they have had one. Yes, they can help, but when it comes to living with your head injury you are the expert and can feel superior to any doctor. -Philip Watling

You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.

Joy runs deeper than despair.

Both quotes by Corrie Ten Boom

Something will grow from all that you are going through and it will be you. -Toby Mac

The giant in front of you is never bigger than the God who lives in you. -Christina Caine

Make sure Satan has to climb over a lot of scripture to get to you. -John Macarthur

People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it. -Edith Schaeffer

We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken. -Ernest Hemingway

David’s pen never wrote more sweetly then when dipped in the ink of affliction. -Octavius Winslow

Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength. -Brigitte Nicole

Believers look up – – take courage. The angels are nearer than you think. -Billy Graham

God doesn’t want something from us, He simply wants us. -C.S. Lewis

The hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. They are the real heros and so are the family and friends who have stood by them. -Christopher Reeves

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. -C. S. Lewis

Heartache forces us to embrace God out of desperate, urgent need. God is never closer than when your heart is aching. -Joni Eareckson Tada

The Gospel does not call us to receive Christ as an addition to our life, but as our life. -Paul Washer

Trust is the bridge from yesterday to tomorrow built with planks of thanks. -Ann Voskamp

Don’t for one moment suppose that God ever speaks an insincere thing. Question, if you will, your own existence; but do not question the veracity and sincerity of God…There is no insincerity with God. If He tells you to seek Him, seek Him, and do not look at the difficulties. Do not consider them a moment. True, they may appear to be insuperable, but there is nothing impossible with God. -B.H. Carroll