“I do remember the swing of your step, the life of the party—you’re showing off again and I roll my eyes and then you pull me in, I’m not much for dancing, but for you I did. because I love your handshake, meeting my father, I love how you walk with your hands in your pockets, how you kissed me when I was in the middle of saying something. There’s not a day I don’t miss those rude interruptions.”—"Last Kiss," Taylor Swift
“good things come to an end. well, I hope through the pain and the heartache and strain that we can still remain friends. something about a southern girl makes me feel right.”—"southern girl," amos lee
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you.” Isaiah 43:2-3 NASB
God knows what is best. No struggle will come your way apart from his purpose, presence, and permission. What encouragement this brings! You are never the victim of nature or the prey of fate. Chance is eliminated. You are more than a weather vane whipped about by the winds of fortune. Would God truly abandon you to the whims of drug-crazed thieves, greedy corporate raiders, or evil leaders? Perish the thought!
We live beneath the protective palm of a sovereign King who superintends every circumstance of our lives and delights in doing us good.
Nothing comes your way that has not first passed through the filter of his love.
“I won’t be made useless. I won’t be idle with despair. I will gather myself around my faith for light does the darkness most fear. my hands are small, I know, but they’re not yours, they are my own and I am never broken.”—"Hands," Jewel
“I don’t suppose I really know you very well - but I know you smell like the delicious damp grass that grows near old walls and that your hands are beautiful opening out of your sleeves and that the back of your head is a mossy sheltered cave when there is trouble in the wind and that my cheek just fits the depression in your shoulder.”—Zelda Fitzgerald, in a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald