The first page soothed my bleeding wounds as I read,
"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."
~ Carla Gorman, Speaker and Writer
First pages from God's Comfort Food for New Beginnings|
Comfort foods are outwardly simple in their ingredients, in their preparation, and in their presentations. But comfort foods primarily feed our hearts and souls, rather than our bodies. Common foods such as a spoonful of real mashed potatoes or a dish of chocolate bread pudding or a bowl of soup with a thick slice of bread are comfort foods. These beckon us to sit down and to feast, to eat until we are satisfied.
The God's Comfort Food™ Series is outwardly simple in its elements, its preparation, and its format. God's comfort food is simply prepared, yet satisfying to the soul. Gentle quotes, familiar Bible verses, and homespun illustrations comprise God's Comfort Food. Through these God invites us to His banquet and "fills the hungry soul with goodness." Psalm 107:9
"Comfort, whether human or divine, is pure and simple comfort." Hannah Whitall Smith in The God of All Comfort
Never be afraid
to trust an unknown future to a known God.
~ Corrie Ten Boom
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 NIV
"Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
~ James Thurber
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you.
Isaiah 41:10 NASB
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death...
I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
~ Anne Frank
As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more:
but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
Proverbs 10:25 KJV
There's no disaster
that can't become a blessing.
~ Richard Bach
They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devasted;
they will renew the ruined cities that have been devasted for generations.
Isaiah 61:4 NIV
The treatment the wound gets
determines whether time will bring healing or hate.
~ Elsa McInnes
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3 NIV
The first four letters of the word restoration spell rest,
which is where restoration begins.
~ Melinda Fish
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 NIV
Rest is not a matter of doing absolutely nothing.
Rest is repair.
~ Daniel W. Josselyn
The God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ,
will himself restore, establish, and strengthen you.
1 Peter 5:10 RSV
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
that word is love.
He will take great delight in you, he will
quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17 NIV
When love and skill work together,
expect a masterpiece.
~ John Ruskin
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10 NIV
He who can implant courage in the human soul
is the best physician.
~ Karl Von Knebel
Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed,
for the Lord God, my God, is with you.
I Chronicles 28:20 NASB
The task ahead of us
is never as great as the power behind us.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV
Nothing is so strong as gentleness,
and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
~ Ralph Sockman
A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,
till he leads justice to victory.
Matthew 12:20 NIV
God's Comfort Food for New Beginnings is
...a delicious taste of wisdom, encouragement and biblical truth.
We love the book!
~ Cynthia Fantasia, Director of Women's Ministry at Grace Chapel, Lexington, MA
In God's wonderful sovereignty, He often brings into our lives resources meant for double use: first to build into our own lives, and then to use in the lives of others. Order a copy for yourself and keep several on your shelf for "unexpected company" -- fellow-travelers in need of comfort food from the Lord.
~ Marjorie "Maggie" Rowe, Vision New England Ministry Representative & Speaker
God's Comfort Food for New Beginnings is designed to be easily read. Many people read one page a day; each page has one quotation and one verse. Sometimes people read a whole section a day, sections range typically from six to ten pages.
Restoration Gentleness Tears Life
Gratitude Vision Truth
Love Freedom Safe Place Perseverance
In pain is a new time born. These words from Adelbert Von Chamisso tell us that new beginnings are not always of our own choosing. The change that loss brings often necessitates beginning over. Whether the loss has been dramatic or gradual, singular or multiple, we can be left unsure of what to do next, even doubting if we want to begin again. God sees our pain, knows our situation, and cares for us. His comfort gives us the courage to begin again, the perseverance to keep at it, and the hope to sustain us throughout the journey.
As you begin again, may this book of inspirational quotes give you man's encouragement and God's hope to face the uncertainties of new beginnings.
God's Comfort Food for New Beginnings...is an inspirational quote book that offers hope when life takes what matters. Suitable for giving to those who have lost a loved one or who are in recovery.
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