The promises of God in the Bible

While working on some fun and encouraging new iPhone wallpapers with one of my grandkids this week, I read again these encouraging Bible verses. They were too long to use for my iPHone project but worked perfectly with this lovely photo of delightful PINK spring flowers. And isn't this a good passage to pray for ourselves and our loved ones!

Sweet prayer and encouragement for the Sandwich Generation and our families

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

And the best part of these words – the last seven, "He also WILL bring it to pass." Another of the precious promises of God in the Bible to lift the spirits of all of us! In AND out of the Sandwich Generation. And definitely a breath of fresh air and good news that has been sorely lacking this week, don't you think? 🙂 What encouragement have you received from the Word of God these last few days? We'd love to hear! 

Spiritual Sundays are full of encouraging and comforting BIble verses and praise music to lift the hearts of the Sandwich Generation

Faith-Filled Friday for the Sandwich Generation

Beverly's Got tons of cute pink things each Saturday to put a smile on the face of the Sandwich Generation dealing with the issues of caring for the elderly parents and babysitting grandchildren

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny is looking forward to going home to heaven in His perfect timing

The Sandwich Generation issues have been keeping me extra busy the past couple of months due to health issues on a couple of different fronts. One of the things that keeps me going strong in the Lord and in my duties is listening to encouraging praise and worship music as I drive to and fro. One in particular that has been a special blessing to me these past few weeks is Where I Belong by Building 429.

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I especially appreciate the words, "So when the walls come falling down on me and when I'm lost in the current of a raging sea, I have this blessed assurance holding me – All i know is, I'm not home yet. This is not where I belong! Take this world and give me Jesus!!!" Amen and AMEN! 

As the sweetly comforting Bible verses from Philippians 3:20-21 remind us, "our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself." 

Wonderful encouragement for all of us in the Sandwich Generation, don't you think? And great words of inspiration to share with our grandchildren as well. Be blessed this week as we meditate on these sweet words of encouragement

Spiritual Sundays are full of devotionals with encouraging Bible verses to bless the Sandwich Generation boomers and seniors busy caring for the elderly parents while babysitting grandchildren

Encouraging Bible verses to remind the Sandwich Generation that we need t rest in the Lord even in the midst of traumatic issuesHave you ever noticed that sometimes God will keep reinforcing one or more specific Bible verses to you from a variety of different sources? I've had that happen several times with two passages over the last few weeks. Both are full of such sweet words of comfort and encouragement. The first, Psalm 46:10, keeps reminding me to stop striving and rest in Him. Be still and KNOW that He is God. 

I was reminded of that one as I drove home today and heard the lovely song, Be Still, by StorySide B, based on these sweet words of encouragement.

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The second is Habakkuk 3:17-19. Here it is in a few different versions – each more comforting than the last!

Even tho the fig trees are all destroyed and there is neither blossom left nor fruit; tho the olive crops all fail, and the fields lie barren; even if the flocks die in the fields and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord:  I will be happy in the God of my salvation.  The Lord God is my strength; He will give me the speed of a deer and bring me safely over the mountains. (TLB)

Counting on God’s Rule to prevail, I take heart and gain strength. (Message)

I will be joyful in God my Savior.   The Sovereign Lord is my strength.  He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to go on to the heights.  NIV

Yet I will exult in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation…He has made my feet like hinds’feet, and makes me walk on my high places.  NASB

Both of these passages seem especially appropriate this week as we've been listening to and praying about all that is going on in Colorado with the firestorm, all that is going on around our whole country with the weird and very hot weather, and all that is going on around our world with the various financial woes making constant and frightening headlines.

All these concerns for ourselves are rather daunting. But when you factor in the fact that, as members of the Sandwich Generation, we are also responsible for overseeing the care of our aging parents, not to mention raising our own children or babysitting (and often incurring extra costs as a result) our grandchildren, it can be quite disconcerting. 

That makes me doubly grateful that God keeps whispering in my ear, "Don't worry. I AM IN CONTROL." I am clinging to that knowledge and these comforting Bible verses. How about you?

Spiritual Sundays are full of devotionals with encouraging Bible verses to bless the Sandwich Generation boomers and seniors busy caring for the elderly parents while babysitting grandchildren

P.S. For all of us boomers and seniors who enjoyed Air Supply back around the 80s, did you notice the hint of their music in the song by Side Story B. 🙂 

While visiting my long distance grandkids, I was blessed to see an absolutely gorgeous sunset and snapped some photos of it. I thought they'd be fun to show the local grandkids as well as making a sweet and restful backdrop for these encouraging Scriptures that are so important for us to meditate on, as well as sharing them with our grandkids as Bible memory verses. For that matter, these are a lovely encouragement for our aging seniors who are in the "sunset" of their lives. 

Encouraging Bible verses to remind the Sandwich Generation that we need t rest in the Lord even in the midst of traumatic issues

We are never too old to be reminded of how important it is to put our full and total trust in God. As He has told us in Psalm 46, 

"Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." 

What wonderful promises of God in the Bible. There are plenty of times when dealing with the Sandwich Generation issues, not to mention all of life itself, that it feels like the world is in chaos – whether our personal world or the world in general. How wonderful to remember and rely on His Word that reminds us that HE is indeed, IN CONTROL.

As you go about dealing with the Sandwich Generation issues this week, be blessed with these comforting and encouraging Bible verses, as well as the many Scriptures you can enjoy at Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday.