refreshing

How magnificent is grace! How malignant is guilt! How sweet are the promises! How sour is the past! How precious and broad is God’s love! How petty and narrow are man’s limitations! How refreshing is the Lord. Charles Swindoll

I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. Jeremiah 31:25

my people

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

brave

“We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.”  Madeleine L’Engle

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. I Timothy 1:7

identity

If God’s people project the mercy and acceptance they have received other people will be more likely to identify with them. Anonymous

Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.” 1 Peter 2:10