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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28

To the tune of this. Grace is not a thing to be taken advantage of. But do keep God out of that box you try to keep him in. He can work for the good in you, regardless of what you’ve done…in spite of who you are even right now in this moment.

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this time i know what i am fighting for

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The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength.
1 Samuel 2:4

Sometimes, it’s easy to lose sight of where the tension in our lives should be. It shouldn’t be against one another. It shouldn’t be against God. It shouldn’t be against ourselves…for the Lord is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed. The battle is against untruth. And the battle has already been won. The Lord brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up. The question is, am I living like I believe God has won the battle and that the strength to live in that truth resides in me through the Holy Spirit?

the gardener

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And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

“I have promised to meet all your needs according to My glorious riches. Your deepest, most constant need is for My Peace. I have planted Peace in the garden of your heart, where I live; but there are weeds growing there too: pride, worry, selfishness, unbelief. I am the Gardener, and I am working to rid your heart of those weeds. I do my Work in various ways. When you sit quietly with Me, I shine the Light of My Presence directly into your heart. In this heavenly Light, Peace grows abundantly and weeds shrivel up. I also send trails into your life. When you trust Me in the midst of trouble, Peace flourishes and weeds die away. Thank Me for troublesome situations; the Peace they can produce far outweighs the trials you endure.” – Jesus Calling Philippians 4:19; 2 Corinthians 4:17 4.2.13