In Others’ Words: Truth

Liz Curtis Higgs Girl's Still Got It Quote 10.25.13

Which one of these phrases trips you up? 

  • Too old
  • Too young
  • Too busy
  • Too scared
  • Too washed up
  • Too worn out

And which one of these truths renews your hope, your strength?

  • God watches over your every step (Psalm 121:5)
  • God steadies you (Isaiah 33:5-6)
  • God rescues you (Colossians 1:13)
  • God carries you (Psalm 68:19)
  • God knows you (Romans 8:27)
  • God loves you (Jeremiah 31:3)
  • God holds you (Psalm 63:8)
  • God never gives up on you (Deuteronomy 31:6)


In Your Words: What helps you remember that you belong in God’s Big Picture? 

God Never Gives Up On You Click to Tweet

Smile! You Belong in God’s “Big Picture” Click to Tweet

God knows you, loves you & holds you close to his heart Click to Tweet 

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  1. October 25, 2013, 3:54 am   /  Reply

    You have no idea how much I needed all of this Truth today. Thank you beautiful Beth!!! xox

    • October 25, 2013, 10:28 am   /  Reply

      I’m so glad you were encouraged, Pat. I have to admit, this quote by encourager Liz Curtis Higgs touched my heart too.

  2. October 25, 2013, 7:33 am   /  Reply

    “God knows you.” That’s the one that hit me today. Thanks, Beth!

    • October 25, 2013, 10:28 am   /  Reply

      Always a truth to be hugged close, Melissa! 🙂

  3. October 25, 2013, 8:35 am   /  Reply

    This has been a difficult season for me, and I’m clinging to all these promises. Thanks so much for the reminder!

    • October 25, 2013, 10:33 am   /  Reply

      “You will keep him in perfect peace,
      Whose mind is stayed on You,
      Because he trusts in You.” Is. 26:3 NKJV

      May you be kept in His peace, Edie.

    • October 25, 2013, 12:40 pm   /  Reply

      I’m sorry you’re having a difficult season, Edie. I can relate. Know you’re loved.

  4. October 25, 2013, 9:00 am   /  Reply

    I’ve been influenced by all of the “I’m too” statements except for “I’m too young”. According to my therapist a few years ago – I was never young.

    However, like Merlin, I intend to live backwards from here on, so that I get younger with each passing year, and can still experience that which I have missed!

    Seriously, the phrase that gives me the most comfort comes from Andrew Greeley, the Catholic priest turned novelist:

    “We will all be young again, and we will all laugh again.”

    And also a line spoken by Sean Connery in “The Rock”:

    “I nurtured the hope that there was hope…”

    And finally, a slight paraphrase of John, Paul, George, and Ringo:

    “He loves you,
    yeah, yeah,yeah,
    He said He loves you,
    yeah, yeah, yeah,
    He loves you,
    yeah, yeah, yeah,
    and with a Love like that,
    you know you should be glad!”

    Have a great weekend!

    • October 25, 2013, 10:34 am   /  Reply


      See that smile, Andrew?

      You put it there.

      • October 25, 2013, 12:15 pm   /  Reply

        I see it!

        You’ve given me so many smiles, Beth – I’m glad I could return the blessing!

  5. October 25, 2013, 9:26 am   /  Reply

    Too busy. That’s been my problem for so long, I’m sure how I’d fill if I didn’t have every minute filled. I’ve learned to schedule down time because I know God wants me to rest. Great post, Beth.

    • October 25, 2013, 10:35 am   /  Reply

      I understand the “too busy” problem too, Pat.

  6. October 25, 2013, 9:51 am   /  Reply

    Loved, LOVED this quote, Beth. I need it as a reminder, and so does a friend of mine.

    The “I’m too busy” is the one I’ve lived out for years. I’m purposing to live a less-busy life so I can take in more of God’s beauty, and His words to me.

    The one that gives me the greatest comfort is that God knows me. What a relief, because even though He knows me, He still loves me. 🙂

    • October 25, 2013, 11:04 am   /  Reply

      I needed all of these reminders, Jeanne. Sometimes one at a time. Sometimes all at the same time.

  7. October 25, 2013, 10:00 am   /  Reply

    “Too old” haunts me, though I’m a young “old” & God just gave me my life back again w/ new leads & my 6th pacemaker–so grateful. Long ago during the Cuban Missile Crisis when my 2 sons were little tykes & I worried about them, God asked me if I had planned the times they would be born, indicating He had and had all things covered. He planned when each of us would be born, too, and proves Himself faithful again every day.

    • October 25, 2013, 11:04 am   /  Reply

      Great perspective.
      In light of eternity, we’re never too old.

  8. October 25, 2013, 12:24 pm   /  Reply

    Had to respond to this one! There have been many times when God has carried me through times of busyness. When I’ve been exhausted so many times, He has reminded me that what I do, I do in His strength. Phil. 4:13

  9. October 25, 2013, 12:42 pm   /  Reply

    Too worn out.

    I looked up your verse for God carries you. Thank you. Beautiful reminder.

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