Archive for October, 2017

Never Give Up On You!

I struggle with this, but He always sets me straight.

Marbles In My Pocket ~ The Official Blog of Charles L. Mashburn ~ Poems, Short Stories, and random thoughts from the author of "Be Still... and know that I am God"

We know when we’ve sinned, whether large or small, and oftentimes we become convinced that because of our wrong doing we’re unworthy of God’s love. Thankfully, that’s not true. God loves us unconditionally, and He sent His Son, Jesus, to atone for our sins. God knows full well how imperfect we are, but even so, He never gives up on us and He never stops loving us. Why then do we give up on ourselves?

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Psalm 51:12

He Never Gives Up

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Can You Feel It?

Peace…

Marbles In My Pocket ~ The Official Blog of Charles L. Mashburn ~ Poems, Short Stories, and random thoughts from the author of "Be Still... and know that I am God"

Gray days - quoteAs we go about our lives in this world of chaos and strife, we cannot avoid all its pitfalls and trials. But, we can have peace. Jesus came so we might have eternal life with Him and the Father, but He also came so that in Him we may have peace.

We have to put our trust in Him, knowing when the storms pass, the Son will shine. So, when you feel like the storms of life are washing your hopes away, close your eyes and think of the warmth that is the love of Jesus, and feel His hands upon your face.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33

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Always Have A Plan “B”! ~ October 16

I believe this so much! Never give up! Rolling with the punches doesn’t mean rolling on the ground when you get knocked down, it means rolling into the safety of God’s protection, then getting back up and going again.

Marbles In My Pocket ~ The Official Blog of Charles L. Mashburn ~ Poems, Short Stories, and random thoughts from the author of "Be Still... and know that I am God"

Always Have A Plan “B”!

And “C”… And “D”

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Let It Show

This song by the Bellamy Brothers came to mind as I wrote this mornings daily encouragement:

As we grow closer to God and begin to understand Him more, we’re happier and we smile more. When we’re happy and smiling, it spreads to those we encounter, and we will often receive a genuine, happy smile in return. That’s how it works! Our genuine how-ya-doin’-friend smile reflects the peace and joy we feel, causing others to react in a positive way.

Jesus instructs us to “let” our light shine, not make it shine, and all we have to do to let our light shine is realize how much God loves us. Because, I don’t know about you, but when I think about how much God loves me, it makes me smile!

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

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