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FaithfulnessDeuteronomy 31:6 – Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. (NIV)


Talk about faithfulness. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Wow. That verse leaves me simply in awe, especially considering the sinful state of humanity. There are so many people in this world who not only leave us, but also forsake us. The heart wrenching thing too is it’s not just necessarily our enemies who do that, most often it’s close friends or family members. Those people we thought would never do that to us, did. They do. I am so thankful that our Lord and savior will NEVER do that to us though. No matter what happens in this life, no matter who leaves us or forsakes us, our Abba Father never will forsake us or leave us. When we so often very much deserve him to do so. That right there is what I call total and complete faithfulness.

Blessings 💛 Sarah

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1 Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians 5:24 – The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. (NIV)


I came across this verse yesterday in my through the bible reading plan and I’ve been thinking about it pretty much all night and even into today. It’s so short and simple and yet so powerful at the same time. He is faithful and he will do it. Do what you say? I’m not sure exactly, but the verse prior to this one (vs 23) does say at the end, …at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. So, at the minimum, I believe it’s expressing to us that He is faithful about coming back. Ah. That just fills me with such joy! I’m sure there is so much more to this verse because that’s just like the Bible. It’s like a huge onion where you just keep peeling back layer upon layer. If God is only faithful in this one thing (which I know he is faithful in SO much more) I am certainly thankful for it. He is coming back! He is faithful! And I am forever thankful that he is faithful.

Blessings 💛 Sarah

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WaitPsalm 38:15 – Lord, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God. (NIV)


Are you currently waiting for something? Ever feel like you’re waiting for something? Boy oh boy do I know the feeling, especially in our current jobless situation. In our current time of waiting, I was looking for some verses on that topic and I happened to come across this Psalm. I love the Psalms, I really do. They are packed with so many emotions – good, bad, and everything in between. They are so real and so relatable.

I chose this verse for today’s interlude because I just love the simplicity of it. “You will answer, Lord my God”. It doesn’t say, I “hope” you’ll answer or I “think” you’ll answer. Nope. You WILL answer. So in the meantime of whatever you’re going through or waiting on, just rest on the Lord. Wait patiently. God will answer you. Whatever that answer may be, remember he will answer.

Blessings 💛 Sarah

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Keep onPhilippians 3:12-14 – Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (NIV)


You can’t move forward if you keep looking backwards. Think about. If you’re running you’ll slow down (or even fall) if you keep looking behind you. It’s a crazy cycle we get on, or at least I do. Trying to move on, but still dwelling in the past. Past hurts, failures, sins, anything negative, we seem to dwell on. Rather than continuously looking behind, let’s strive to look ahead. Keep on pressing on. It wont be easy, but with God ALL things are possible (Matthew 19:26). Lord help us press on and strain towards what is ahead and help us to forget what is behind.

Blessings 💛 Sarah

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ReturnHis cross dispels each doubt;
I bury in His tomb
Each thought of unbelief and fear,
Each lingering shade of gloom.

I praise the God of grace;
I trust His truth and might;
He calls me His, I call Him mine.
My God, my joy and light.

from “Not What My Hands Have Done” – Horatius Bonar, 1861


Thursday’s are my interludes which normally just consist of a Bible verse. However, in my morning devotional today from She Reads Truth, it closed with this poem and I couldn’t help but share as it’s been on my heart all day. 💜

This evening reflect and mediate on this poem and it’s precise and utter beauty.

Blessings 💛 Sarah

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JoyPsalm 94:19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. (NIV)


I often find myself anxious. Anxious about an array of things; mostly things I can’t control either. Anxiety can hit us at anytime. Don’t be overwhelmed with anxiety. Whatever you’re facing today, find comfort in Jesus. He is our joy. He will bring us joy in the midst of our anxiety, we just have to ask. I love that!

Blessings 💛 Sarah

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1 John1 John 4:10 This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. (NLT)


What a beautiful scripture and truth. God is love. ❤️ Another week over (basically over) and another interlude for you to enjoy. Happy Thursday, and a very Happy Birthday to my momma! 💜🎈🎉

Blessings 💛 Sarah