Jan 25, 2015

He Restores My Soul

At the end of every church service our pastor stands before the congregation and blesses us with this:

"We don't know what the next seven days will bring, but until we meet again, may God bless you and keep you, may He make His face shine on you, may He fill you with strength and courage and peace. Amen"

I just love that passage in the Bible.  It can be found in Numbers 6:25.  My pastor may never know exactly how those words have filled me and given me exactly what I needed to face the upcoming week.

God's Word has always ministered to my soul over the years especially as I've struggled with illness and watched my children struggle.  When I've felt discouraged because I wasn't seeing the progress I wanted or like I just couldn't go through the trial before me or even when I just needed direction, reading scripture or hearing it being spoken has always brought to me the peace that I've needed.

Verses like 2 Corinthians 9:8 "God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."

Romans 8:18 "We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

Psalm 55:22 "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you, he will never let the righteous fall."

Aren't those wonderful verses?  I hope you'll find your own encouraging verses for when you're down and allow God's word to comfort you. 

So, until next time may God bless you and keep you and may He make His face shine on you and fill you with strength and courage and peace.


  1. We appreciate the time and effort you put into these blogs to serve and comfort those who are going through Lyme disease. It brings to mind 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to to comfort those who are in any trouble with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." The word comfort here is related to the Greek word 'paraclete'...."one who comes alongside to help.' Thanks for coming along side Lymies to help and comfort them. God bless. Pastor Richard.

    1. Thank you for your encouragement. There are many wonderful blogs doing the same thing so I hesitated to do this but I felt a calling to share and hopefully encourage my fellow Lymies and those who love them.


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