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900 Best Lysa TerKeurst Quotes To Inspire You (2023)

1. “Don't let the hurt of today blind you to the hope of tomorrow. Disappointment ushers in a new appointment.”


2. “Fullness comes to us when we remember to be with Him before going out to serve Him. He wants our hearts to be in alignment with Him before our hands set about doing today’s assignment for Him.”


3. “not making a decision is actually a decision. It’s the decision to stay the same. And staying the same when I know I need to change is a choice that carries consequences with it.”


4. “What’s a brokenhearted person to do? We must praise God, seek God, look to God, call to God, experience God, fear God, learn from God, honor God, draw near to God, and take refuge in God. This”


5. Outside our comfort zone, though, is where we experience the true awesomeness of God. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


6. “My imperfections will never override God’s promises.”


7. “Move forward. And determine not to make it all so complicated.”


8. “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;”


9. “Constant reminders that love is doubly edged with the most beautiful potential and the most dangerous pain.”


10. “It’s hard when we are living in that space where our head knows God can do anything, but our heart is heavy because He’s not doing what we are hoping for.”


11. You are exactly the mom God knew your children needed. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


12. “We don’t have to have all the answers. We just have to stay connected to the One who does.”


13. Evaluation eliminates frustration.


14. “What if God’s ‘NO,’ is really a gift? His way to protect us from what we cannot see, provide something better than we can imagine, or be part of the process of growing us closer to Him.”


15. “The enemy's power is rendered powerless in the presence of God's promises.”


16. “God isn’t afraid of our sharp edges that may seem quite risky to others. He doesn’t pull back. He pulls you close.”


17. “Let this unexpected happening point to your strength, not your weakness. Maybe you’ve been entrusted with this. Not cursed with it.”


18. Time grows the seeds that are planted, watered, and fertilized. Plant beauty, grow beauty. Plant thorns, grow thorns. Time will allow for either. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


19. “If we don’t open up a way to process our disappointments, we’ll be tempted to let Satan rewrite God’s love story as a negative narrative, leaving us more than slightly suspicious of our Creator.”


20. “I am a woman whose identity has been changed by coming face to face with the One who has the power to completely transform me.”


21. “Do not put the LORD your God to the test. (Deuteronomy 6:16)”


22. “Trust. Trading our will for “Thy will,” because we know He will.”


23. “What numbers us imprisons us.”


24. “I must exchange whispers with God before shouts with the world.”


25. “think C. S. Lewis said it best: “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”


26. “I am made to rise up, do battle with my issues and, using the Lord’s strength in me, defeat them — spiritually, physically, and mentally — to the glory of God.”


27. “I struggle with decisions, too. I don't want to miss out on opportunities, mess up relationships by disappointing people, or misstep right out of God's will.”


28. “I have discovered a few things that help me when God seems silent…


29. “For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! (30:15–18)”


30. “Don’t get so locked in to your overwhelming schedule that you haphazardly spend your soul.”


31. “If the enemy can isolate us, he can influence us.”


32. “My weight loss goal isn’t a number on the scale. My real weight loss goal is peace.”


33. “We must invite God into our pain to help us survive the desperate in-between.”


34. “We are taught to remain in God’s love so that we won’t tie our happy to anything but God.”


35. “When you make one other human simply see they aren’t alone, you make the world a better place.”


36. “Getting filled with Him first so I could love and give and serve out of an overflow rather than relying on my own strength.”


37. “Inspiration and information without personal application will never amount to transformation”


38. “It’s impossible to hold up the banners of victim and victory at the same time.”


39. “He assured me that He doesn’t call the qualified, but He qualifies those He calls.”


40. “But not making a decision is actually a decision. It’s the decision to stay the same.”


41. “Lord, have mercy on all that jiggles on me. And my soul. And my obviously whacked-out brain.”


42. “The biblical way to be preserved is to be pressed. And being pressed can certainly feel like being crushed.”


43. “The breaking of us has actually been the making of us . . . the God-strengthened us He could use.”


44. “A man journeyed to a place


45. “Numb souls are never growing souls.”


46. “Home is where I’ve been broken open and put back together.”


47. “So, I’m not on a diet. I’m on a journey with Jesus to learn the fine art of self-discipline for the purpose of holiness.”


48. “Is God good? Is God good to me? Do I trust God to be God?”


49. “Honesty wanted me to bring the core of who I believe I am and hold it up to the light of what’s really true. And there’s not a soul alive who will find perfect alignment there. Not. One.”


50. “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. (James 3:17)”


51. Things of this world all eventually reveal what incapable anchors they really are. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


52. Becoming more than a good Bible study girl means I separate my shortcomings from my identity and let Jesus be the only measure of my worth. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


53. “Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. (Deuteronomy 8:3)”


54. “It’s easy to live loved when I feel loved.”


55. “The secret to healthy conflict resolution isn't taking a 'you against me' stance. The secret is realizing it's 'us against Satan.' He's the real enemy.”


56. “I expect a perfection in me and a perfection in others that not even God Himself expects. If God is patient with the process, why can’t I be?”


57. “I can’t control the things that happen to me each day, but I can control how I think about them.”


58. Though we may get our hearts broken from the effects of sin in this in-between time, God's goodness will eventually set the world right. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


59. The mind feasts on what it focuses on. What consumes my thinking will be the making or the breaking of my identity. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


60. “And if I spend resources I don’t have, I will eventually bankrupt myself.”


61. “If Satan can use our everyday experiences, both big and small, to cripple our true identity, then he renders God’s people totally ineffective for the kingdom of Christ.”


62. “It’s Good to Ask the “What” Questions but Less Helpful to Ask “Why”


63. “Today, let's be determined to see blessings in the midst of things that seem like burdens.”


64. “doesn’t it all come down to that? Trust. Trading our will for “Thy will,” because we know He will.”


65. “What happens when you delete “com” from the word compromise? You’re left with a “promise.” We were made for more than compromise. We were made for God’s promises in every area of our lives.”


66. “What we see will violate what we know unless what we know dictates what we see. Bob”


67. “May your ordinary be invaded with His extraordinary invitation to press through the famine phase and to live life His way!”


68. “My heart struggles to make peace between God’s ability to change hard things and His apparent decision not to change them for me.”


69. I want my kids to head out the door full of peace, not the echoes of my frustrations. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


70. “Whatever has you afraid, angry, intimidated or frustrated tonight - take it to our all-powerful and all-capable God. He has the answer.”


71. “when you are chosen for suffering, you are chosen for the blessing of displaying the works of God”


72. “This life is not about me. It’s about joining hands with Jesus to fulfill whatever tasks He sets before me and to share His love with all He brings my way.”


73. “I don’t have to figure everything out. I just need to stay close to Jesus.”


74. “If you desire to please God with the decision you make and afterward it proves to be a mistake, it’s an error not an end.”


75. “At the core of who we are, we crave the acceptance that comes from being loved. To satisfy this longing we will either be graspers of God’s love or grabbers for people’s love.”


76. “Never is a woman so fulfilled as when she chooses to underwhelm her schedule so she can let God overwhelm her soul.”


77. “Our decisions aren’t just isolated choices. Our decisions point our lives in the directions we’re about to head. Show me a decision and I’ll show you a direction.”


78. Replaying what happened over and over.


79. “the only way to diminish our regrets is by making decisions that lead to peace.”


80. “Great love isn’t two people finding the perfect match in one another. Great love is two people making the choice to be a match.”


81. “I shift my focus from trying to fix the other person and the situation to allowing God to reveal some tender truths to me.”


82. “Breakthroughs happen when we get about the business of honoring God moment by moment, step-by-step, day by day by what we do and, more importantly, with the thoughts we think while we do.”


83. Don't get so locked in to your overwhelming schedule that you haphazardly spend your soul. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


84. “God is Everything”—Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts on Keeping God at the Center of His Life


85. “Anytime we feel not good enough we deny the powerful truth that we are a glorious work of God in progress. We are imperfect because we are unfinished.”


86. “simple but very profound truth, “How can you let God down when you weren’t ever holding Him up?”


87. “You have the exact qualities God knew your kids would need in a mother. Each day, hold up your willingness and ask God to make you the best version of you that you can possibly be.”


88. “Willpower alone is not enough to bring about this change; start by realizing that you cannot do this alone. If you are a person of faith, use that connection to help you change.”


89. “We must spend time with God, letting His truths become part of who we are and how we live.”


90. “To love God is to cooperate with His grace. And”


91. “We must let God’s Word become the words we believe and receive as truth. We must let God’s Word become the words of our story.”


92. “Our hearts are restless, until they rest in You.”


93. “when you and I roll around in thoughts that stink, it affects the atmosphere everywhere we go.”


94. “What were the unrealistic expectations I had, and how can I better manage these next time?”


95. “Negative self-talk was a rejection from my past that I had allowed to settle into the core of who I am.”


96. “Comfort zones don't have to be comfortable--they're just familiar. It's where you feel like you belong. And, where you feel you belong is where you will stay.”


97. “if I know there is potential good hidden within each chaotic situation, I can loosen my grip on control.”


98. “Time grows the seeds that are planted, watered, and fertilized. Plant beauty, grow beauty. Plant thorns, grow thorns. Time will allow for either.”


99. “Finding the gentle middle between exploding and stuffing can be hard, but God is working on me. How about you?”


100. “People who care more about being right than ending right prove just how wrong they were all along.”


101. “Psalm 103:8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.”


102. “Sometimes a phrase lands in your soul with such weight it leaves the deepest impression.”


103. “Grace given when it feels least deserved is the only antidote for bitter rot. I”


104. And I keep on marching as if this is the way a Christian woman is supposed to live, as if this is the call on my life, as if this is all there is. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


105. Thought for the Day: I have to make the choice every day to interrupt my fleshly tendencies of yelling and getting angry over minor things. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


106. “Satan has no power over us except what we allow. Moment by moment, decision by decision, step by step - will we operate in God's all powerful Truth or allow Satan to entangle us in his lies?”


107. “If things are ever going to get better, we have to acknowledge our underbellies that fuel our unglued reactions.”


108. “Anything that infuses us with humility is good. Even if it feels a bit like humiliation in the moment, the workings of humility within are a gift.”


109. “The numbers hadn’t changed yet, but my heart had.”


110. “Sometimes to get your life back, you have to face the death of what you thought your life would look like.”


111. “We must respect ourselves enough to break the pattern of placing unrealistic expectations on others. After all, people will not respect us more than we respect ourselves.”


112. “She refuses to be a victim of a circumstance she can’t fully change. Instead she changes what she can.”


113. “The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous. ANNA QUINDLEN”


114. “We must not confuse the command to love with the disease to please.”


115. “Great love isn't two people finding the perfect match in one another. Great love is two people making the choice to be a match.”


116. “The more fully we invite God in, the less we will feel uninvited by others.”


117. “You can’t go on this grand adventure with God and keep your old way of thinking.”


118. “Satan wants anxiety to hinder us from becoming effective servants of Christ.”


119. “God, I want Your truth to be the loudest voice in my life. Correct me. Comfort me. Come closer still. And I will trust. God, You are good at being God.”


120. “Submission is 'ducking low enough so God can touch your husband.”


121. No need to bend under the weight of past mistakes. That kind of bending breaks us. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


122. “God sees within me the ability to be the one He’s perfectly designed to raise up this strong little person.”


123. “We were made for more than compromise. We were made for God’s promises in every area of our lives.”


124. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).”


125. “Dear Lord, I want to remember that You are always here for me — on good days and bad. Help me to enjoy the good ones and receive Your help on the not-so-good ones. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”


126. “People in everyday life can sniff out the neediness of a performer trying to earn love.”


127. “Just because I want something, doesn't mean it's God's best for me. Just because I can do something, doesn't mean I should do it...I have the right to do anything, but not everything is constructive.”


128. “Don't set into motion what needs to remain still.”


129. “I only needed to bring my willingness to forgive, not the fullness of all my restored feelings.”


130. “Just because you…achieve what you always thought would make you feel special does not fix that deep-down internal insecurity. External achievement never equals internal acceptance.”


131. “Imperfect changes are slow steps of progress wrapped in grace … imperfect progress.”


132. “Brokenness is what must happen before God can put the pieces back together in the way He can shine through the best.”


133. “To love God is to cooperate with His grace.”


134. “No person’s rejection can ever exempt me from God’s love for me. Period. No question mark. The most beautiful love story ever written is the one you were made to live with God.”


135. “I can’t continue to fully embrace God while rejecting His ways.”


136. “Eve was saturated in the object of her desire. Jesus was saturated in God’s truth.”


137. “Sometimes relationships grow stronger through conflict; other times relationships end.”


138. “Live from the abundant place that you are loved, and you won't find yourself begging others for scraps of love.”


139. “My soul felt free. I was amazed that I ever desired to satisfy my taste buds over satisfying my desire to break free from all the guilt, all the destruction, all the defeat.”


140. “Proverbs 23:7 reminds us, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (NLV). We”


141. “The voices of condemnation, shame, and rejection can come at you, but they don’t have to reside in you. That’s your miracle in the mess.”


142. “I'm always asking God for direction, but I'll miss it if I constantly ignore His instruction. (11)”


143. I give grace because I so desperately need it. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


144. “We don’t have to have God’s answers to have His comfort.”


145. How we spend our souls matter...We have to desire to become fearless with these moments [of decision]. Fight through the doubt and discouragement and awkwardness of new. (32) - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


146. “At some point we must stop:


147. “But Jesus doesn’t refuse to reach out to us in the middle of hurts and heartbreaks and mess-ups.”


148. “know who you want to be and take the next step that points you in the direction of that character quality.”


149. “prudent man or woman understands that all of life is connected. He is aware of the cause-and-effect relationship between what he chooses today and what he experiences tomorrow . .”


150. “We were made for victory. Sometimes we just have to find our way to that truth.”


151. “seeking what’s fair never cracked the world open to reveal the beautiful reality of a Jesus-loving woman.”


152. “The human soul is designed to recognize and respond to the calm assurance of Jesus.”


153. “With the fullness of God, we are free to let humans be humans—fickle and fragile and forgetful.”


154. “Isn't it interesting that Jesus seemed to speak most intimately to people who were lonely?”


155. “Unrealistic expectations are often the seeds of bitterly stuffed emotions.”


156. “God is interested in my character, not my comfort.”


157. “1The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”


158. “time: It is beautiful when the Master chisels.”


159. “Don't allow the unrealistic demands of others to march freely into your life.”


160. It's easier to construct a more palatable life story-where I can draw straight lines from each hurt of the past to the healing I later experienced-than to face the raw truth. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


161. “I have to remember that giving honor reveals more about my character than the character of the other person.”


162. “Big things are built one brick at a time. Victories are achieved one choice at a time. A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.”


163. “As soon as sin was their choice, the cover of darkness was their preference.”


164. “Being full of God’s love settles, empowers, and brings out the best of who we are.”


165. “At first we say it's too soon, then years go by and we say it's too late.”


166. “When a woman lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule, she’ll ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul.”


167. If they make the choice to walk over me rather than walk with me, I'll have to love them from afar. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


168. “When you feed negativity on the inside, it’s negativity that you’ll exude on the outside.”


169. “We must carry with us the sweet aroma of knowing Jesus everywhere we go.”


170. “The Devil is vicious, but he’s not victorious.”


171. “How a woman thinks is often how she lives.”


172. “our value, our worth, and our identity are not up for grabs every day based on how we behave or perform. They are locked securely in the heart of the God who loves us and gave his life for us.”


173. “when someone of great significance in our lives makes us feel like our belonging is more of a question mark than a security blanket, we become very sensitive to even the slightest hints of rejection.”


174. “don’t always feel like being nice and pleasant, but I can choose to in order to honor God.”


175. “People with a realistic view see rejections as a natural part of life and adjust accordingly. It”


176. “Overlooked by everyone, but handpicked”


177. “Heartbreaking seasons can certainly grow me but were never meant to define me.”


178. “When to give grace? I’d rather stand before God knowing I loved others too much rather than regretting that I judged too harshly.”


179. “When I don’t have peace physically, I don’t have peace spiritually. I can’t separate the two. Nor should I.”


180. “Only when we seek to apply His revelations to our situations will we experience transformation.”


181. “Don’t get so consumed by and focused on the mess—the feelings of rejection, hurt, and disillusionment—that you miss the miracle.”


182. “This wasn’t really about the scale or what clothing size I was; it was about this battle that raged in my heart.”


183. “No matter how saved, sanctified, mature, and free we are, there are misalignments embedded in our souls.”


184. “When lies are swarming and attacking me like a bunch of bloodthirsty mosquitoes, the best thing I can do is open God’s Word and immerse myself in His truth. Lies flee in the presence of truth.”


185. “To deny my feelings any voice is to rob me of being human. But to let my feelings be the only voice will rob my soul of healing perspectives with which God wants to comfort me and carry me forward.”


186. “Choose to live loved while you’re in the middle of the journey, and know that what He has in mind for you is so much more than you imagine.”


187. “My broken perspective is not proof of His broken promises.”


188. “We must let our identity, not our insecurity, be the first thing that walks into every situation we face—every decision we make.”


189. Live from the abundant place that you are loved, and you won't find yourself begging others for scraps of love. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


190. If I'm trusting myself, I will stare at all the possible ways I could fail. If I'm trusting God, I will stare at all the possible ways He'll use this whether I fail or succeed. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


191. “When we know Christ, it should show in our overflow, regardless of our relative success or discouragement in the face of rejection.”


192. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 THESSALONIANS 5:16 – 18)”


193. “When God becomes routine rather than revival, it's time to switch things up.”


194. “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”


195. “When we don’t have the strength to pray, we can simply bring our tears to Jesus.”


196. “Having faith doesn’t mean I have all the answers. It means trusting God especially in the midst of uncertainty.”


197. “I’m an encourager at heart. I love to give words of encouragement and I love to receive words of encouragement. That’s probably why words of discouragement affect me so deeply.”


198. “Power enters our prayers not by sounding powerful, but by listening for even the slightest whisper from the One who is all-powerful. That”


199. “Why are we made for more?” We are made for more because we are children of God.”


200. “I didn’t preach a sermon to her. It only took a few reminders of truth to see more clearly. Lies flee in the presence of truth.”


201. “I think C. S. Lewis said it best: “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”1”


202. “Pain is the sensation that indicates a transformation is needed.”


203. “Dangerous desires birthed inside our unsettled disappointments are nothing but a setup for a takedown.”


204. “No matter how vast our pit, prayer is big enough to fill us with the realization of His presence like nothing else.”


205. “When Jesus says,“Follow me,” it’s not an invitation to drag our divided heart alongside us as we attempt to follow hard after God.”


206. “Do I walk into situations prepared with the fullness of God in me, free to look for ways to bless others? Or… Do I walk into situations empty and dependent on others to look for way to bless me?”


207. “I am made for more than a vicious cycle of eating, gaining, stressing...”


208. “Honesty isn’t trying to hurt me. It’s trying to heal me.”


209. “I'm not equipped to handle what she has, both good and bad--and what she has is always a package deal of both.”


210. “I forgive ____ for ____, and whatever my feelings don't yet allow for the blood of Jesus will surely cover.”


211. “Even if life handed me love, I suspiciously waited for it to be snatched away.”


212. “His name is fool and folly goes with him everywhere he goes” (1 Samuel 25:25, paraphrased).”


213. “I was so caught up in the rush of superficial things in my world that I missed hearing the cries for help in someone else’s world.”


214. “Just because God is silent in one area of our life doesn’t mean he’s silent in every area.”


215. “My reactions testify to the kind of relationship I have with Jesus and the effect He has on my heart.”


216. “It's in those little breaks in our companionship with God where confusion sets in about what we're really supposed to do. (11) Isaiah 30:21 ref”


217. “While my heart wants to say yes, the reality of my time makes this a no.” I’ve learned the best “no” answers are graciously honest.”


218. “Most people are walking around with way more hurts from their past than we can ever imagine. Pretty much everyone has at some point been deeply hurt by someone. That’s your “me too.”


219. “Satan knows what consumes us controls us. Therefore the more consumed we are with rejection, the more he can control our emotions, our thinking, and our actions.”


220. “[Incomplete people] are complicated and sensitive and messy in their reactions”


221. “remember not every face-to-face confrontation needs a verbal response”


222. “The one who obey’s God’s instruction for today will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow.”


223. “With the full assurance God is okay with me even when I’m not okay with me. And I realize, I can’t hold on to the desire to run and at the same time go where God wants to lead me.”


224. “And it’s the one thing Jesus is asking of the rich ruler. Not for a life lived perfectly, but a heart of perfect surrender.”


225. “Hoping doesn’t mean I put myself in harm’s way. It doesn’t mean I ignore reality. No, hoping means I acknowledge reality in the very same breath that I acknowledge God’s sovereignty.”


226. “Sin didn’t, and doesn’t, have a chance in competition with the aggressive forgiveness we call grace. When it’s sin versus grace, grace wins hands down. (MSG)”


227. Taking what was actually terrible in the past and tricking ourselves into thinking it was better than it was.


228. “The decisions we make dictate the schedules we keep. The schedules we keep determine the lives we live. The lives we live determine how we spend our souls.”


229. “We can’t go ahead with God to new and exciting places if we’re spending too much time looking back. We must leave our past behind, draw a line in the sand, and determine to proceed forward with God.”


230. “God has the most amazing way to work in the unseen details of life and work out His plan despite our stubbornness.”


231. “Isn’t it funny that when we get married it’s called “tying the knot”? For us, this wasn’t just an act at the altar.2 It’s something we have to do over and over again.”


232. “It is impossible to grasp the fullness of God without grasping the fullness of the love of Christ.”


233. “If I’m trusting God, I will stare at all the possible ways He’ll use this whether I fail or succeed.”


234. “If we aren’t walking in wisdom, intimacy, and understanding with our Lord, we are walking in folly. And folly’s ways lead to death.”


235. “Don’t second-guess what God is doing. Rather, look for ways to dig deeper into His Word, His character, and His faithfulness in this time.”


236. “We get empty when we park our minds on comparison thoughts and wallow in them.”


237. “Lies flee in the presence of truth.”


238. “There is no perfect decision—only the perfectly surrendered decision to press through our fears and know that God is working in us to bring about good through us.”


239. “In light of God’s deep affection, we no longer have to live in fear of rejection. The”


240. “In God’s plan, you’ve got a part to play. If you know it and believe it, you’ll live it.”


241. “Experiencing life change is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice, choosing God’s ways instead of your own.”


242. “lion looking for someone to devour.”


243. “The devil turns powerless when our minds turn to our all-powerful God.”


244. “Eating in excess is a sin.”


245. “We will live reactive lives instead of proactive.”


246. “To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.”


247. “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.”


248. “Jesus is the gatekeeper for the thoughts I put in my mind and the identity I allow to sink into my heart. Lord,”


249. “Labels only stick if I let them.”


250. “Truth and godliness always walk hand in hand.”


251. “Nothing will give you emotional laryngitis like living in close proximity to someone who refuses to listen. Having emotions but no voice chokes the life out of relationships.”


252. “God is always true, trustworthy, and on time.”


253. Unrealistic expectations are things the other person isn't able or willing to do for me. I have to let go of these. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


254. “Scars are beautiful when we see them as glorious reminders that we courageously survived.”


255. “We are imperfect because we are unfinished.”


256. “The secret to healthy conflict resolution isn’t taking a ‘you against me’ stance. The secret is realizing it’s ‘us against Satan.’ He’s the real enemy.”


257. “Proximity and activity don’t always equal connectivity.”


258. “God will handle this, and even if you never see how God handles it, you know He will.”


259. “This journey will require you to make some tough sacrifices, but I’ve come to look at this process as embracing healthy choices rather than denying myself.”


260. “You better believe when I walk into a conference now, I look for someone sitting alone and make sure she knows she is noticed. When I ease the loneliness ache in others it is beautifully eased in me.”


261. “But the way they love is from a full place, not from an empty desperation. As we talked about in the last chapter, they are living loved. But”


262. “The voices of condemnation, shame, and rejection can come at you, but they don’t have to reside in you.”


263. “How we spend our souls matter...We have to desire to become fearless with these moments [of decision]. Fight through the doubt and discouragement and awkwardness of new. (32)”


264. “Usually, the most disappointing realities come from the most realistic expectations. An unmet longing from a realistic expectation is such a searing pain within a human heart.”


265. “But if you are desperately hungry, a dish of just about anything is hard to turn away. Our souls and our stomachs are alike in this way.”


266. “Without challenges and changes people tend to grow increasingly distant from God and resistant to His ways.”


267. Moms, let's pledge to build each other up instead of tearing each other down. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


268. “Let your love for your friends, who are standing with you, and your love for the Lord, who wants you to honor Him in the way you treat your body, make you think it over.”


269. “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (NLV).”


270. “We consume what we think about. And what we think about can consume us if we’re not careful.”


271. “I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.”


272. “I’d believe I had prayed about things, but in reality I’d only worried about them, talked to friends about them, and tried to figure out how to solve them myself.”


273. “If we place our hope and future in the hands of our unchanging, unflinching God who never leaves us or forsakes us, we’ll find healing and freedom.”


274. “As long as I suspect that honesty’s intention is to expose me and hurt me, it will always feel like a dangerous thing.”


275. “This is what it looks like to rise above the circumstances and determine to hold on to the greater good in the grand scheme of things: honoring God.”


276. “God never intended for us to rely on others for our sense of well being. Only He is equipped to provide that.”


277. “We can’t look to our feelings to determine truth. We must look to truth to rein in our feelings.”


278. “Barriers shut down communication.”


279. “Truth proclaimed and lived out is a fiercely accurate weapon against evil.”


280. “Hope is the melody of the future. Faith is dancing to that melody right now.”


281. “Relationships were reduced to attempts at managing what I feared about them rather than enjoying what I loved about them.”


282. “To be set aside is to be rejected.To be set apart is to be given an assignment that requires preparation.”


283. “We can’t always fix our circumstances, but we can fix our minds on God. We can do that.”


284. “God invites us today to live a great story with Him.”


285. “On the other side of every hardship is a resurrection.”


286. “When we have Christ, we are full—fully loved and accepted and empowered to say no.”


287. Because He's near, we dont have to be anxious or feel out of control. We have peace that rises above any circumstance! - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


288. “There aren’t many sure things in this world. But God’s love and goodness are something we can absolutely count on to be there with us . . . to follow us.”


289. “Forgiveness is the weapon. Our choices moving forward are the battlefield. Moving on is the journey.”


290. “A good approach to something requires enough resources to handle the demands of that activity.”


291. “What if we could actually get to the place where we thanked God for letting us face this battle because of the rich treasures we discovered on the battlefield?”


292. “two types of stuffer reactions: stuffers who build barriers and stuffers who collect retaliation rocks.”


293. “remember the decisions you make determine the schedule you keep. The schedule you keep determines the life you live. And how you live your life determines how you spend your soul.”


294. “There is power in simply speaking the name Jesus.”


295. “The only way our faith can strengthen is if we use it.”


296. “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11).”


297. “Giving with strings of secret expectations attached is the greatest invitation to heartbreak. That's not love. That's manipulation.”


298. “Sip the shame so you won't have to guzzle the regret.”


299. “If we are going to be true to ourselves, we’d better make sure we are being true to our most surrendered, healed, and healthy selves, the ones God made us to be.”


300. Today, let's set our minds and hearts on feeling more thankful for what we are than guilty for what we're not. Let's cut the threads of guilt with grace. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


301. “Everything is permissible'—but not everything is beneficial” (1 Corinthians 10:23).”


302. “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)”


303. “Seeking with all of your heart requires more than just the routine Christian good girl checklist.”


304. “Don't you just love it when you're disciplining your kids and God whispers, "This is good. I hope you're listening so you can apply this same truth to your life.”


305. “When my happy gets bumped, what’s really going on in my heart is on display. In those times I will either add to the authenticity of my love for Jesus or, sadly, negate it.”


306. “I was doing many things with God in mind but not really spending time getting refilled by God and His abundant love at all.”


307. “A Best Yes is a wise yes. The Bible reminds us, “Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life” (Prov. 19:20 NLT).”


308. “The spotlight never fixes our insecurities. It only magnifies what we thought popularity would cover up.”


309. “Negative self-talk was a rejection from my past that I had allowed to settle into the core of who I am. I talked about myself in ways I would never let another person.”


310. “Sacred worship is all about God.”


311. “I’m going to stop flirting with the unstable things of this world so I can fall completely in love with You. I am loved. I am held. I am Yours. I am forever Yours.”


312. God will lead us, comfort us, guide us, walk with us, prepare the best for us, and continue filling us with such lavishness that we're not just full but overflowing. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


313. And if I spend resources I don't have, I will eventually bankrupt myself. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


314. “Secret worship is all about something in this world that seems so attractive on the outside but will devour you on the inside.”


315. “Great love is two people making the choice to be a match. A decision.”


316. “God is using all of your experiences, both good and bad, to develop your character to match your calling.”


317. “But not making a decision is actually a decision. It’s the decision to stay the same. And staying the same when I know I need to change is a choice that carries consequences with it.”


318. “Confession breaks the cycle of chaos inside of me. Forgiveness breaks the cycle of chaos between us.”


319. “The one who obeys God’s instruction for today will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow.”


320. “Wisdom makes decisions today that will still be good for tomorrow.”


321. “Yes and No the two most powerful words.”


322. “No need to bend under the weight of past mistakes. That kind of bending breaks us.”


323. “Choosing a gentle reply doesn’t mean you’re weak; it actually means you possess a rare and godly strength.”


324. “Heartbreaking seasons can certainly grow me but were never meant to define me. I let go of the hurt and embrace the growth the minute I’m able to say, “Yet not what I will, but what You will.”


325. “Alarmed, I resolve to remember who I am. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Stay in the flow—my job is obedience; God’s job is results. Shift from an attitude to gratitude. My reactions determine my reach.”


326. “My ability to heal cannot depend on anyone’s choices but my own.”


327. “Dear Lord, make me a courageous woman who isn’t afraid to pray this prayer over and over in the days ahead. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”


328. “The need to belong goes beyond the need for superficial social ties . . . it is a need for meaningful, profound bonding.”


329. “My imperfections will never override God’s promises. God’s promises are not dependent on my ability to always choose well, but rather on His ability to use well.”


330. But since I’ve had a little bit more time on my hands in these last few weeks leading up to school, I’ve been able to read at least one title this summer.


331. “...I can't expect a perfection in others I'm not even capable of living out myself.”


332. “No, it’s not wrong to need people. But some of our biggest disappointments in life are the result of expectations we have of others that they can’t ever possibly meet.”


333. “Some prisons don’t require bars to keep people locked inside.”


334. “Forgiveness isn’t an act of my determination. Forgiveness is only made possible by my cooperation.”


335. “Any place where we have hardened our hearts or refused to let truth touch and transform that part of us, there will be confusion.”


336. “Humility can’t be bought at a bargain price. It’s the long working of grace upon grace within the hurts of our hearts. Humility”


337. “If I really want an unrushed life, I must underwhelm my schedule so God has room to overwhelm my soul.”


338. “Do not check in with the screaming demands of the world before you exchange whispers with God”


339. “The beliefs we hold should hold us up even when life feels like it’s falling apart.”


340. “The disappointment that is exhausting and frustrating you? It holds the potential for so much good. But we’ll only see it as good if we trust the heart of the Giver.”


341. “Bitterness, resentment, and anger have no place in a heart as beautiful as yours.”


342. “Brokenness to redemption, where mercy and grace kiss both sides of our face.


343. “How it must break His heart when we walk around so desperate for a love He waits to give us each and every day.”


344. Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


345. “He waits every day with every answer we need, every comfort we crave, every affection we're desperate for, while we look everywhere else but at Him.”


346. “If I'm trusting myself, I will stare at all the possible ways I could fail. If I'm trusting God, I will stare at all the possible ways He'll use this whether I fail or succeed.”


347. “For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (2 Chron. 16:9).”


348. The need to belong goes beyond the need for superficial social ties. . . it is a need for meaningful, profound bonding. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


349. “Dear Lord, even though I don’t always understand Your ways, I can find joy in Your protection, Your provision, and Your process. I depend on Your strength to help me today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”


350. “Whenever you say yes to something, there is less of you for something else. Make sure your yes is worth the less.”


351. If you give your mess to the Messiah, He can turn it into a message. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


352. “Resisting God’s promises will make us forget God’s presence.”


353. “The gravity of living in a sin-soaked world will always try to hold us back from living loved.”


354. “The more my heart is parked in a place of thanksgiving and rejoicing, the less room I have for grumpiness.


355. “Don’t allow this thief to weaken, expose, or make you vulnerable. Don’t compromise. Refuse to accept less than the peace and abundant life God has promised you.”


356. In the quiet, we feel safe enough to humble ourselves. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


357. “Remember: God is using all of your experiences, both good and bad, to develop your character to match your calling.”


358. “Tackle issues not people.


359. “I’m a simple Jesus girl on a journey to finding deeper motivation than just a number on my scale for getting and staying healthy.”


360. “We have to put our hearts and our minds in places where wisdom gathers, not scatters.”


361. “God never intended for us to want anything more than we want Him.”


362. “Comfort isn't a solution to seek; rather, it's a by-product we'll reap when we stay close to the Lord.”


363. Never is a woman so fulfilled as when she chooses to underwhelm her schedule so she can let God overwhelm her soul. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


364. “Anything that infuses us with humility is good. Even if it feels a bit like humiliation in the moment, the workings of humility within are a gift. The”


365. “You're giving yourself too much credit, the only reason you have any grace (to give or receive) is through Christ.”


366. “I can feel out of control, but not act out of control when I remember God is in control.”


367. “Satan wants us to sneak things in secret.”


368. “Rejection has long ties pulling the pain of yesterday into the situations of today. What felt hopeless yesterday will feed a hopelessness into today unless we cut those ties.”


369. “Los cambios imperfectos son pasos pequeños de progreso envueltos en gracia… un progreso imperfecto.”


370. “God will use suffering to shape us, mold us, and make us even better prepared for our purpose.”


371. “Whenever any kind of relationship conflict arises, my choice is whether to give the other person power to control my emotions.”


372. I have to remember that giving honor reveals more about my character than the character of the other person. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


373. “we are to escape the natural bitterness of the human heart, we have to go through a long process as well . . . the process of being cured.”


374. “It’s tough being a sold-out soul for Christ stuck in a body that’s so tempted to sin. That’s why it’s essential that I view my time with God each morning as a preparation and an invitation.”


375. “Please see how dangerous this assumption was. She got alone with her own thoughts and assumptions. And it led her to doubt God. And take control to get what she wanted. What she thought was best.”


376. Inspiration and information without personal application will never amount to transformation - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


377. “...there are natural consequences for not taking care of our bodies.”


378. “Forgiveness is mandatory; reconciliation is optional.”


379. “What’s a brokenhearted person to do? We must praise God, seek God, look to God, call to God, experience God, fear God, learn from God, honor God, draw near to God, and take refuge in God.”


380. “Why did this happen? Because there’s someone else in the world who would drown in their own tears if not for seeing yours.”


381. “Define your week by obedience, not by a number on the scale. . . .”


382. Imagining the ways things should be so much that we can't acknowledge what is.”


383. “The truly thankful person is a truly peaceful person.”


384. “My job is to be obedient to God, to apply His Word, and to walk according to His ways — not according to the world’s suggestions.”


385. “away from things that aren’t beneficial for me.”


386. “The more we really believe the truths God calls us to believe, the more we will take chances with God.”


387. “Soul integrity is honesty that’s godly.”


388. “I want it to be evident that I’m a girl who spends time with Jesus and that He’s working on me.”


389. “We are to think about, ponder, and park our minds on constructive thoughts, not destructive thoughts.”


390. “People can’t fix from the outside a perspective that needs to be rewired on the inside. Only the Lord can do that.”


391. This wasn't really about the scale or what clothing size I was; it was about this battle that raged in my heart. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


392. Having God as an identity marker is nothing but a label, a language, and a lifestyle. I'm a Christian. I talk like one. I act like one.


393. “Connecting our faith to whether or not God answers our prayers when and how we want is shaky ground.”


394. “If you wait for what your heart desires, you treasure it more when you finally do get it.”


395. “There is no perfect decision—only the perfectly surrendered decision to press through our fears and know that God is working in us to bring about good through us. Let’s state it”


396. “We need to make peace with who we are so insecurities don't become a distraction to how we live. Just because I sometimes feel insecure doesn't mean I have to be insecure.”


397. “Remember, the Devil loves to make us focus on the little that’s wrong so we miss the big picture of all that’s right.”


398. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


399. “Good things are coming. I know it. Today’s disappointment is making room for tomorrow’s appointment. Let’s look for those good things with great intentionality.”


400. “I can do everything through him who gives me strength. —[PHILIPPIANS 4:13]”


401. “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).”


402. God, I want Your truth to be the loudest voice in my life. Correct me. Comfort me. Come closer still. And I will trust. God, You are good at being God. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


403. “I’m completely sane except when I’m the opposite of that.”


404. “comparison steals celebration. And a life void of celebration is a life empty.”


405. “The truth of my identity as a child of God empowers me to believe that living in victory tastes sweeter than any unhealthy delicacy.”


406. “Midday passed, and they continued their frantic prophesying until the time for the evening sacrifice. But there was no response, no one answered, no one paid attention. (1 Kings 18:26–29)”


407. “When a man is physically present but emotionally absent, a girl’s heart can feel quite hollow and helpless.”


408. “To live is to love. To love is to risk pain. To risk pain is to live. It’s what it means to truly be human. As fragile as dust. The breaking of us. The making of us. The building up of our faith.”


409. “Enlightened literally means “to shed light upon.”


410. “wisdom like none other can arise from those hard places that bring us low.”


411. “Sometimes it’s easier to overcome a fall and a break than the fear of failure.”


412. “Believing God has purposed our days will save us from the trouble of stepping into plans that aren’t meant for us.”


413. “we must not confuse the disease to please with the command to love.”


414. We must determine to hear God's Words and put them into practice. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


415. “The mind feasts on what it focuses on. What consumes my thinking will be the making or the breaking of my identity.”


416. God seems far away and French fries are right around the corner at the drive-thru. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


417. “Am I trying to prove or improve?”


418. God is good to me, even when life doesn't feel good to me. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


419. “Whatever attitude we bring into a situation will be multiplied.”


420. We live in a day and time when our rights sometimes take precedence over our pursuit of righteousness, when we get caught in the rush of seeking self rather than seeking God. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


421. “Now, rest in the security of My name and all that it means to your identity. (Isaiah 45:2 – 3)”


422. “Why doesn’t Jesus work for me?” is never the right question. Instead, when circumstances shift and we feel like we fall short, we should ask, “How can I see Jesus even in this?”


423. “I love the thought that God is in our midst and that He will quiet me by His love.”


424. “Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness” (James 3:18).”


425. “If we live rooted and established in His love, we don’t just have knowledge of His love in our minds, but it becomes a reality that anchors us.”


426. I so desperately want my words to be indicative of how deeply and completely I love my people. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


427. No, it's not wrong to need people. But some of our biggest disappointments in life are the result of expectations we have of others that they can't ever possibly meet. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


428. “But it is a rare and beautiful thing when we choose to offer love in situations when most people would choose to scorn or ignore.”


429. “I’ve felt the heavy weight of regret and I don’t want to return there.”


430. “God loves us too much to answer our prayers in any other way than the right way. And He loves us too much to answer our prayers at any other time than the right time.”


431. “The short time we actually focus on today’s journey is often wasted on complaining, grumbling, wishing to be in a different place, or simply and mindlessly going through the motions of life.”


432. “I don’t remember a single classroom lesson she taught, but I very clearly remember the way she made me feel.”


433. “And the ties that truly bind me to Him and the truth of who I am in Him are given to me in those quiet moments where I say, “I’m Yours, God.”


434. People who care more about being right than ending right prove just how wrong they were all along. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


435. “if we allow our thoughts to stink, that smell will leak out of every bit of us—our words, our actions, and especially our reactions.”


436. “Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different than it was before.”


437. “Puedo enfrentar las cosas que están fuera de mi control y no actuar fuera de control.”


438. “Another act of forgiveness means even more healing and clarity. Another intentional brushstroke of beauty slowly replacing the darkness with hues of healing light.”


439. “Don’t let today’s reaction become tomorrow’s regret.”


440. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”


441. “And I know I can’t continue to fully embrace God while rejecting His ways.”


442. I can face things that are out of my control and not act out of control. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


443. “The exhausting manipulation and control it takes to protect an identity based on circumstances will crush our hearts and hide the best of who we are behind a wall of insecurity.”


444. “God seems far away and French fries are right around the corner at the drive-thru.”


445. “Today’s choices become tomorrow’s circumstances. Proverbs 27:12 says, “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.”


446. “The lack of belongingness causes various undesirable effects, including a decrease in the levels of health, happiness, and adjustment.1”


447. “I can face things that are out of my control and not act out of control.”


448. “If my Bible is collecting dust and my conscience is being hushed, then my heart is in danger of being crushed.”


449. “And yet what we call mundane is, in some very important ways, significant in God’s school of preparation.”


450. “God is good. God is good to me. God is good at being God.”


451. We will live reactive lives instead of proactive. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


452. “But in the end, one-sided views make for pretty flat-looking works of art.”


453. “My attitude of love must not be sacrificed on the altar of activity.”


454. “Disappointment isn’t proof that God is withholding good things from us. Sometimes it’s His way of leading us Home.”


455. “Transformation helps us more clearly see Jesus. And when we more clearly see Him, we can more clearly see the miracle in our mess, the good in our difficulty, the redemption in rejection.”


456. “The enemy may be vicious, but he is not victorious.”


457. “Rewriting the go-to scripts is one of the most crucial steps toward permanent progress.”


458. “Lies flee in the presence of truth”


459. “If this is the worst thing that happens to me today, it’s still a pretty good day.”


460. “Friendships are like plowed open fields ready for growth. What we plant is what will grow. If we plant seeds of reassurance, blessing, and love, we reap a great harvest of security.”


461. “But, instead of wallowing in what I can’t have, I’m making the choice to celebrate what I can have.”


462. “In the meantime, it’s unfair of me to use my expectations as the standard for their behavior or hold it against them when they don’t live up to my hopes.”


463. “No person, possession, profession, or position ever fills the cup of a wounded, empty heart. It’s an emptiness only God can fill.”


464. “Humility opens the ears of opportunity.”


465. “Because rejection is an abstract word that doesn’t have an image attached to it, I”


466. “Today's rejections, big or subtle, are like stealth bombs that zing straight to my core, locating hurts from my past and making them agonizingly present all over again.”


467. “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. (Psalm 91:1 AMPC)”


468. “The more we fill ourselves from His life-giving love, the less we will be dictated by the grabby-ness of the flesh.”


469. “But this journey is so much more than just that. It really is about learning to tell myself no and learning to make wiser choices”


470. “Labels start out as little threads of self dissatisfaction but ultimately weave together into a straightjacket of self-condemnation”


471. “No desarrollaremos respuestas nuevas hasta que desarrollemos pensamientos nuevos. Es por eso que resulta crucial renovar nuestra mente con nuevos pensamientos.”


472. “How hard something is often depends on your vantage point.”


473. “It’s impossible to hold up the banners of victim and victory at the same time. With”


474. “Remember who you are. Don’t compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.”


475. Let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


476. “It’s better to wrestle with truth than wallow in turmoil.”


477. “It is necessary for you not to let pain rewrite your memories. And it’s absolutely necessary not to let pain ruin your future.”


478. “I want the flowers but not the work. Isn’t that the way it is with many things in life—we want the results but have no desire to put in the work required?”


479. “What we need is boundaries, not barriers.”


480. “But no matter, because that’s about the time Jesus will remind us that thighs aren’t something we’ll ever think about in eternity. And all God’s girls say,”


481. “The schedule you keep determines the life you live. And how you live your life determines how you spend your soul.”


482. “If they make the choice to walk over me rather than walk with me, I’ll have to love them from afar.”


483. “I’ve tasted the deep satisfaction of God and I know all other things are but cheap imitations. And I don’t want to be enamored by the lesser things wrought with momentary pleasure.”


484. At the end of the day, honoring God leads to good things. Anything else leads to confusion, emotional exhaustion and a lack of good things. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


485. “He’s into the slower rhythms of life, like abiding, delighting, and dwelling—all words that require us to trust Him with our place and our pace.”


486. “So, what’s really going on here? I believe God made us to crave.”


487. “Praising God’s name ushers His presence into even the darkest moments.”


488. “If God is good and God is good to me, then I must fill in the gaps of all the unknowns of my life with a resounding statement of trust: God is good at being God.”


489. “The decisions you make determine the schedule you keep. The schedule you keep determines the life you live. And how you live your life determines”


490. “True peacekeeping is about properly processing the emotions before they get stuffed and rot into something horribly toxic.”


491. “Grace given when it feels least deserved is the only antidote for bitterness.”


492. “The promise is a glorious hope to hang on to for the future. But it’s His presence in the process that will steady our hope for today.”


493. “Where there is a lack of rest, there is an abundance of stress.”


494. “God is able to stand in my yesterday, today, and tomorrow, He knows things and sees things for which I need to be prepared.”


495. “Seek God like never before. Part of seeking Him is allowing for grace space in your life.”


496. “when my identity is tied to circumstances I become extremely insecure because circumstances are unpredictable and ever-changing.”


497. “A person pursuing obedience is able to pause and touch those that He says need our time, in spite of busy schedules.”


498. “Broken boards can’t provide stability.”


499. “Thoughts that breathe life into us, not suck life from us.”


500. “We are children of God made to walk in truth with soul integrity.”


501. “Sometimes we need the salt of tears to remind us how to savor the sweetness of life.”


502. “He was handpicked to display the works of God.”


503. I'm a simple Jesus girl on a journey to finding deeper motivation than just a number on my scale for getting and staying healthy. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


504. “I pray that you … grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ … that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (EPHESIANS 3:17 – 19)”


505. “Trusting God’s plan is the only secret I know in the gentle art of not freaking out.”


506. “Honesty is a suitor with piercing vision who isn’t swayed by pretending and positioning.”


507. listen. 15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


508. “Let your past rejection experiences work for you instead of against you by allowing them to help you sense the possible pain behind other people’s reactions.”


509. “God made us to crave so we’d always desire more of Him.”


510. “We don't need to understand God to trust Him.”


511. “When God says no, we are sometimes tempted to wonder if He loves us. In reality, it’s because He loves us, He sometimes says no.”


512. “Honesty isn’t trying to hurt me, it’s trying to heal me”


513. “But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him.”


514. “No amount of outside achievement fixes inside hurts.”


515. “God is good. No matter what sin does to this world, God's goodness does not change.”


516. “God is good to me, even when life doesn’t feel good to me.”


517. “God made us to crave—to desire eagerly, want greatly, and long for Him. But Satan wants to do everything possible to replace our craving for God with something else.”


518. “Find a friend who can speak rationality into your irrational impulses. A friend who will hold you accountable, speak the truth in love, and pray for you.”


519. “Evaluation eliminates frustration.


520. “At the end of the day, honoring God leads to good things. Anything else leads to confusion, emotional exhaustion and a lack of good things.”


521. “Wisdom makes decisions today that will still be good tomorrow.”


522. If you wait for what your heart desires, you treasure it more when you finally do get it. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


523. “When things are going wrong, praise Him anyway! Thank Him in advance for the good He will surely bring from all situations (Romans 8:28).”


524. “God’s eyes are on me. His face is not against me. And even if others appear to be against me, I must make sure in my reaction to them that I extend grace and honor God.”


525. “We feel overweight physically but underweight spiritually.”


526. “Relationships come in packages of potential, not perfection.”


527. “Operating in the flow of God’s power is so much better than working against the flow of God’s power.”


528. “What you’re seeing around you right now isn’t the full story.”


529. “Humility isn’t a place of weakness but rather a position that will come with honor (Proverbs 18:12).”


530. “Prayer does make a difference-a life-changing, mind-blowing, earth-rattling difference.”


531. “Access without application will not equal transformation.”


532. “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” (ISAIAH 41:13)”


533. “The decisions you make determine the schedule you keep. The schedule you keep determines the life you live. And how you live your life determines how you spend your soul.”


534. “Oh, let it be so noted about my life! That my words, my love for those who love me — and even more, my love for those who don’t love me—reveal that, yes, I have been with Jesus.”


535. “So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son” (emphasis added). And in the course of time, things will work out for me too. And things will work out for you.”


536. “I’m not gentle by nature, but I can be gentle by obedience. I’m not patient by nature, but I can be patient by obedience. I’m not peaceful by nature, but I can be peaceful by obedience.”


537. “Yes, we were made to crave — long for, want greatly, desire eagerly, and beg for—God. Only God. But Satan wants to do everything possible to replace our craving for God with something else.”


538. “After all, how a woman thinks is often how she lives.”


539. “God made us capable of craving so we’d have an unquenchable desire for more of Him, and Him alone.”


540. “Find that courageous yes. Fight for that confident no.”


541. “Though it felt so permanent at the time, in the scope of my life, I can now see it was truly just a short-term setback from which the Lord delivered me.”


542. “Through relationship with God, man is finally capable of doing that which he was incapable of doing on his own. That’s what walking in the Spirit is all about.”


543. “I have discovered that if I can change the way I think about something, I can change the way I react to it. If I change the way I react, I can change the way I define myself as a mother.”


544. True peacekeeping is about properly processing the emotions before they get stuffed and rot into something horribly toxic. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


545. If we live rooted and established in His love, we don't just have knowledge of His love in our minds, but it becomes a reality that anchors us. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


546. “When the world beats you down, open up your Bible.”


547. “Some prisons don't require bars to keep people locked inside. All it takes is their perception that they belong there.”


548. “God made us to crave—to desire eagerly, want greatly, and long for Him.”


549. “We need to ask for God’s wisdom, revelation, and intervening power to be an integral part of our food choices from now on.”


550. “No human is strong enough to withstand seeing too much of God’s plan in advance. It must be revealed daily. And we must be led to it and through it slowly.”


551. “Here’s where the certainty is: My imperfections will never override God’s promises. God’s promises are not dependent on my ability to always choose well, but rather on His ability to use well.”


552. “Moment by moment we have the choice to live in our own strength and risk failure or to reach across the gap and grab hold of God’s unwavering strength.”


553. “No puedo controlar las cosas que me suceden cada día, pero puedo controlar cómo pienso al respecto.”


554. God is good. He is way more interested in developing our characters to match our calling than in manipulating our circumstances to make us happy. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


555. “People aren’t thinking about us nearly as much as we might think they are.”


556. “Everything in me wanted to just cross out that ridiculous 3.5-hour scheduled writing appointment and go eat fries in the midst of colored plastic tubes and screaming kids.”


557. “Humility can’t be bought at a bargain price. It’s the long working of grace upon grace within the hurts of our hearts.”


558. “When we seek God, we see God.”


559. What were the unrealistic expectations I had, and how can I better manage these next time? - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


560. “I wasn’t made to live a life that dishonors the Lord.”


561. “Two words that characterize misplaced worship or lust are secret excess.”


562. “The posture is the lowest possible position in which we can put ourselves with empty hands and eager hearts.”


563. “Truth is the perfect tranquilizer. The enemy’s power is rendered powerless in the presence of God’s promises.”


564. “I acknowledge that I can control only myself. I can’t control how another person acts or reacts.”


565. “Becoming more than a good Bible study girl means I separate my shortcomings from my identity and let Jesus be the only measure of my worth.”


566. “God loves you just the way you are. But He loves you too much to leave you stuck in a state of defeat.”


567. “Not only are there changes going on in your body that you can’t see, there are changes going on in your spirit—with your discipline, your courage, and your”


568. “Secret worship is all about something in this world that seems so attractive on the outside but will devour you on the inside. Pornography,”


569. “Just because something is hard doesn’t mean it’s impossible.”


570. “When we decrease, God has room to make big things happen.”


571. “People don’t mind doing CPR on a crisis victim, but no person is equipped to be the constant lifeline to another.”


572. “This isn’t an indication that your healing isn’t working. It’s just an indication that you’re a human still holding on to some hurt that needs to be resolved.”


573. “We want big directional signs from God. God just wants us to pay attention.”


574. “God, I want to see You. God, I want to hear You. God, I want to know You. God, I want to follow hard after You. And even before I know what I will face today, I say yes to You.”


575. “When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul. (PSALM 94:18 – 19)”


576. “What if disappointment is really the exact appointment your soul needs to radically encounter God?”


577. “Live from the abundant place that you are loved, and you won’t find yourself begging others for scraps of love.”


578. “What’s a decision you are in the midst of making? Chase it down. If you do this, where will it most likely lead? And then what? And then? Keep going until you walk it all the way out.”


579. “It was about realizing the power of God taking over my complete weakness.”


580. Forgiveness is mandatory; reconciliation is optional. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


581. “God is displeased when he is distrusted, and when an arm of flesh is relied on, more than his power and goodness.”


582. “You've never gone too far that God can't redeem you, restore you, forgive you, and give you a second chance.”


583. “let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.”


584. If I know there is potential good hidden within each chaotic situation, I can loosen my grip on control. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


585. “God is much more concerned with the attitudes of our hearts than the actual activities of our bodies on the day of Sabbath.”


586. “C. S. Lewis said it best: “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”


587. “The Lord never fails to follow through on His promises to us.”


588. “Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”


589. “Hurting but still hoping—that is the human journey.”


590. “If the very downfall of humanity was caused when Eve surrendered to a temptation to eat something she wasn’t supposed to eat, I do think our struggles with food are important to God.”


591. “But disappointment isn’t proof that God is withholding good things from us. Sometimes it’s His way of leading us Home.”


592. “We were made for God’s promises that lead to an abundant life of truth, strength, and joy.”


593. “God says if we will direct our worship to Him, He will give us strength to turn from the mistakes of yesterday and provide portions for our needs of today.”


594. “Jesus doesn’t participate in the rat race. He’s into the slower rhythms of life, like abiding, delighting, and dwelling — all words that require us to trust Him with our place and our pace.”


595. “will feel guarded like the treasured daughter I am. I know You are making all things right and good. I know Your love will reign supreme.”


596. “I forgive Art for betraying my trust. And whatever my feelings don’t yet allow for, the blood of Jesus will surely cover.”


597. “My ability to heal cannot be conditional on them wanting my forgiveness but only on my willingness to give it.”


598. “If I want His promises, I have to trust His process.”


599. “The more my heart is parked in a place of thanksgiving and rejoicing, the less room I have for grumpiness.”


600. “The human heart was created in the context of the perfection of the garden of Eden. But we don’t live there now.


601. “Not making a decision is actually a decision. It's the decision to stay the same.”


602. “Saying yes all the time won’t make me Wonder Woman. It will make me a worn out woman.”


603. “I forgive this person for how their actions back then are still impacting me now. And whatever my feelings don’t yet allow for, the blood of Jesus will surely cover.”


604. “The tweaking of us by God in the quiet is the saving of us in public.”


605. “We can go to Bible study and amen every point made, but if we don’t apply it to our lives, we won’t be changed.”


606. “We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).”


607. “Shallow desires produce only shallow efforts.”


608. “Today’s rejections, big or subtle, are like stealth bombs that zing straight to my core, locating hurts from my past and making them agonizingly present all over again.”