Trust means you anchor your heart in the reality of God's awareness of your situation.— James MacDonald
The most astounding James MacDonald quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
Take a deep breath and take this to heart;
God has nothing to do with broken promises. When He says, I promise, mark it down it's going to happen.
The biggest obstacle to making Christ magnificent is the refusal to make yourself small.
God looked through eternity past and He saw you and He chose to reach out and redeem you by His own grace. It's hard to imagine that kind of love.
You will never experience the fullness of joy you were created to know until Jesus Christ has first place in every area.
What you hope for determines what you live for.
What you hope for determines WHO you live for. Hope misplaced can devastate you.
Too many times we're looking for ways to get around deep waters and dangerous fires, rather than through them. Has this ever been your experience?
Beware of begging God for things you don't have to have.
Praying is what confirms our true belief that we cannot succeed without God, and its absence confirms the exact opposite.
You'll face overwhelming odds; you'll be incredibly outnumbered. Fear would be your natural inclination. But keep in mind, God is with you.
If He wasn't going to use that hard thing for your good, it wouldn't have happened. He had to sign off on every single thing that touches your life.
Don't miss God's fingerprints all over the events, lining up people and circumstances in perfect timing to preserve His people and advance His agenda.
I don't have everything I want but I have everything I need. That's contentment.
When God promises, He's not saying, I'll try. He means, I can and I will.
When it's personal and painful, humble yourself.
Competing loves are detected in the gap between saying and doing.
Doubt is a lack of confidence or assurance that God will keep his promises.
Faith is an active confidence that God's promises are always true.
Church was never intended to be a place where we serve God to the exclusion of meeting with Him.
This fight is not going to be over in 10 minutes or 10 weeks;
there's no quick solution. If you think it's taking too long, remember, God is with you.
A rebellion against God, even as believers, is fueled by the toxic fumes of unbelief.
Our prayer must be, "Father, I'm waiting for You because I know You are good in what You do and in when you do it.
When we worry, we are telling God, "You are neither trustworthy nor in control, so I need to worry and scheme as I take matters into my own hands." In this way unbelief drives worry, for it is impossible to worry when we are trusting in the provision of our sovereign God.
God brings tests into your life because your faith in Him--your belief that He is in control and that He is good--can be proved only in times when life is hard.
By your grace, I will not despair. I believe that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
God's not afraid of a mess. He wants to do a cleaning.
The core of humanity's sin problem is not a horizontal behavior to be corrected but a Vertical relationship to be restored.
Ed Welch says that all counseling is a variation on a single theme: knowing and praying for the counselee. Of all the questions the counselor might ask, then, the central guiding question in the counselor's mind is, "How can I pray for you?
We all know the disappointments that come when we base anticipation on what we and other humans can deliver. God will never have a problem delivering!
Let God Himself be the main attraction at church again.
Fear is the contradiction of faith. Faith says, Whatever it is, it'll be okay because of God.
Only when we have done all we knew to do can we wait by faith for God to do what only He can do.
When you come to the place where you can't do anything else, you must stand still and believe... When you can't do anything, let God do it all.
Faith sees the opportunity; doubt sees the obstacles. What you see is what you get!
Every obedience is not easy. This is for Jesus Christ. He deserves everything!
If you're wrong in the way you're right, you're wrong even if you're right.
It doesn't matter what has happened, better things are coming. God's plan produces hope in me.
When we get bumped - we spill what we are full of - Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
In a society where rationality has ruled so long, the church frequently fails to see that in forsaking the weekly pursuit of the transcendent, we have given up the only ground that was uniquely ours in this world. In attempting to make the church something that can attract and add value to secular mind-sets, we have turned our backs on our one true proposition - transcendence.
You might not think it now, but if you're one of God's children, you're going to figure it out by the end of your life God is good.
Gratitude is the attitude that sets the altitude for living.
I want to be a part of the grand plan.
Being on board with God's objectives means I understand that this is not about me.
While you can't keep fear from visiting, you can slam the door in its face.
With God's promise in your hand, that's exactly what you are able to do.
The Christian way is a life of faith.
In order to hold on to the promises of God, you've got to believe them and live by them.
While we wait, God builds our faith in His promises.
Don't lean on your own understanding.
If your trust in God is limited by your understanding of His ways, you will always have a limited trust.
God owns the truth. The issue is our ability to derive truth apart from God's sufficient Word.
Repentance is the key that unlocks the door to all that God has for us, but it is not easy.
Humility is a do thing, not a feel thing. Humility is an action, not a style.
When we pray, we are speaking to the One Whose eternal purpose and designs are unfolding as our present realities. In order to find hope in them, we must seek HIM and HIS perspective. This requires a keen understanding of the redemptive nature of our existence, which points to the glorious gospel of Christ.
Jesus washing the disciples feet is the most supreme act of humility in all of God’s word.