The Lord Gives and Takes Away

What a glorious morning to wake up and see such a beautiful testament to God infinite love for us. Maggie who writes my favorite blog, Dreaming of Guatemala, which is full of Gods love, great stories of accomplishments and delicious recipes, and lots of other things, wrote this beautiful blog post “The Lord Gives and Takes Away”. It is an amazing blessing to read. I pray you enjoyed it as much as I did. God Bless you.


Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD and not a God afar off? –Jeremiah 23:23

Is not My word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? –Jeremiah 23:29

Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. –John 20:29


Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for He hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers. –Jeremiah 20:13

For the Father Himself loveth you, because ye have loved Me, and have believed that I came out from God. –John 16:27

Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? –John 16:31


Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. –Jeremiah 17:5

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. –Jeremiah 17:7

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: DSC00097who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. –Jeremiah 17:9-10

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for Thou art my praise. –Jeremiah 17:14

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by Me. –John 14:6


When Jesus heard that, He said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. –John 11:4

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: 0217021143ahe that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this? –John 11:25-26

Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? –John 11:40

For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. -John 12:43


Give glory to the LORD your God, before He causeth darkeness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, He turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness. –Jeremiah 13:16

If this man were not of God, He could do nothing. –John 9:33DSC00139

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand. –John 10:27-29