Lysa TerKeurst quotes

  • Tonight, no matter what you're going through... backtrack and remember all the places where God has been so faithful before in your life. And know. Know with assurance. And boldness. And confidence. He is the same faithful God.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Faithful #Tonight #Matter

  • Dear Lord, forgive me for all of the times I've compared myself to others. I know that You have hand-picked all of my qualities. Help me to see these things as beautiful reminders of Your great love in creating me as Your daughter. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Beautiful #Daughter #Jesus

  • You've never gone too far that God can't redeem you, restore you, forgive you, and give you a second chance.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Second Chance #Giving #Gone

  • You have the exact qualities God knew your kids would need in a mother. Each day, hold up your willingness and ask God to make you the best version of you that you can possibly be.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Mother #Kids #Quality

  • God is mighty. God is caring. God is worthy of praise. God is loving. God is able. God is in control. Nothing takes God by surprise. Some sweet reminders to soak in before falling asleep tonight.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Sweet #Fall #Caring

  • Refusing to gossip is a beautiful decision to make. It not only creates richer friendships but, more importantly, it makes our relationship with the Lord more authentic and believable. We honor God when we honor each other.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Beautiful #Gossip #Decision

  • Remember, the Devil loves to make us focus on the little that's wrong so we miss the big picture of all that's right.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Focus #Missing #Devil

  • This morning, you have a choice. You can lay in the dark replaying the awful events of the week, or you can turn the light on and read God's Word-His truth-which is the best thing to do when lies are swarming and painful thoughts are attacking like a bunch of bloodthirsty mosquitoes.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Morning #Lying #Dark

  • Trying to fix another person will only add to my anxiety. Letting Jesus work on me is where real progress can happen.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Jesus #Real #Anxiety

  • No matter your age, stage of life, or circumstances, don't forget to dare to dream with God. You don't have to figure anything out. Just keep saying yes to Him, in big ways and small, and watch what He does.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Dream #Age #Saying Yes

  • Having faith doesn't mean I have all the answers. It means trusting God especially in the midst of uncertainty.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Mean #Answers #Have Faith

  • Here's an encouraging word for someone tonight - don't think you're not doing what God called you to do just because things don't seem as glamorous as you thought they would be. If you are a woman who honors God right where you are, you are in ministry. Keep being obedient, keep looking for the next open door of opportunity, and above all else hold closely to our Lord.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Opportunity #Thinking #Doors

  • Wise women tuck Godly wisdom into the words they speak and even more into the words they choose not to speak.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Wise #Godly #Speak

  • Great love isn't two people finding the perfect match in one another. Great love is two people making the choice to be a match.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Love Is #Two #People

  • We need to make peace with who we are so insecurities don't become a distraction to how we live. Just because I sometimes feel insecure doesn't mean I have to be insecure.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Mean #Insecure #Insecurity

  • When to give grace? I'd rather stand before God knowing I loved others too much rather than regretting that I judged too harshly.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Regret #Knowing #Giving

  • Satan has no power over us except what we allow. Moment by moment, decision by decision, step by step - will we operate in God's all powerful Truth or allow Satan to entangle us in his lies?
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Powerful #Lying #Decision

  • Today, let's be determined to see blessings in the midst of things that seem like burdens.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Blessing #Today #Determined

  • At the end of the day, honoring God leads to good things. Anything else leads to confusion, emotional exhaustion and a lack of good things.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Emotional #Confusion #The End Of The Day

  • Remember, conflict doesn’t always mean we have to fight against something and tear it apart.... Conflict can also mean we’re fighting for something to make it even better and stronger than it’s ever been.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Mean #Fighting #Tears

  • God never intended for us to rely on others for our sense of well being. Only He is equipped to provide that.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Well Being #Wells #Rely

  • Whatever has you afraid, angry, intimidated or frustrated tonight - take it to our all-powerful and all-capable God. He has the answer.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Powerful #Frustrated #Tonight

  • God is good to me, even when life doesn’t feel good to me.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Feel Good

  • If I'm trusting myself, I will stare at all the possible ways I could fail. If I'm trusting God, I will stare at all the possible ways He'll use this whether I fail or succeed.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Use #Way #Succeed

  • I know deep hurt. But I also know deep hope. Sometimes God's power is shown as much in preventing things as it is in making them happen. We may never know why. But we can always know and trust the Who.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Hurt #May #Sometimes

  • The secret to healthy conflict resolution isn't taking a 'you against me' stance. The secret is realizing it's 'us against Satan.' He's the real enemy.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Real #Healthy #Secret

  • If I really want an unrushed life, I must underwhelm my schedule so God has room to overwhelm my soul.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Soul #Schedules #Want

  • Sometimes we need the salt of tears to remind us how to savor the sweetness of life.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Tears #Needs #Salt

  • Don't let the hurt of today blind you to the hope of tomorrow. Disappointment ushers in a new appointment.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Hurt #Disappointment #Today

  • Being uncertain and scared and riddled with doubt some days isn't a sign of bad things to come. It's actually quite the opposite. After all, if great things weren't on the horizon, I don't think the enemy would be so bent on attacking us.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Thinking #Opposites #Doubt

  • Jesus, I don't want to be a secret keeper with my faith. I want to be a bold and gracious truth proclaimer. For You. With You. Because of You. Me, the unwanted girl whom You loved, redeemed and wanted.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Girl #Jesus #Secret

  • A woman who is careful with her words is a gift to all who know her.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Careful

  • I want to honor Jesus with the things I say and the things I choose not to say. Lord, help us all be so careful with sharing opinions as if they are truth.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Jesus #Honor #Want

  • Remember: even the smallest drop of God's strength is more than enough to cover our frailties, our shortcomings, and the places where we deem ourselves weak.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Remember #Enough #Weak

  • Regardless of where you are tonight, God is with you. God is wooing you. God wants you to experience Him. Whatever you are going through today, you can find His joy and peace. However distant your dreams may seem, God is working things out, and today is an important part of that process.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Dream #Joy #Important

  • Most of us spend years chasing things in this world that we think will make us feel loved. But everything this world has to offer is temporary. Everything. The kind of love our souls crave is lasting, eternal. And only God can fill up our hearts with that kind of love.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Heart #Thinking #Years

  • Not reaching back for what was lost in my yesterdays. And not reaching for what I hope will be in my tomorrow. But living fully with what is right in front of me. And truly seeing the gift of this moment.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Yesterday #Tomorrow #Moments

  • Big things are built one brick at a time. Victories are achieved one choice at a time. A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Choices #Victory #One Day At A Time

  • My goal should never be to raise kids that make me look good. (Oh but how my flesh craves this!) My goal should be to raise kids who love God and spend their lives making His goodness known in their corner of the world.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Kids #Goal #Looks

  • Truth is the only healthy place from which to speak. Assumption is the birthplace of godless chatter.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Healthy #Assumption #Speak

  • Toxic thoughts leave no room for truth to flourish. And in the absence of truth, lies reign. Spend some time soaking in your favorite verses from Scripture tonight. The more we read God's truths and let truth fill our minds, the less time we'll spend contemplating untruths and toxic thoughts.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Lying #Mind #Toxic

  • Scars are beautiful when we see them as glorious reminders that we courageously survived.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Beautiful #Scar #Reminders

  • This life is not about me. It's about joining hands with Jesus to fulfill whatever tasks He sets before me and to share His love with all He brings my way.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Jesus #Hands #Tasks

  • Satan wants anxiety to hinder us from becoming effective servants of Christ.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Anxiety #Want #Becoming

  • Chase God's heart today. Christianity has got to be more than a label, a lingo, and a lifestyle.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Heart #Labels #Today

  • No person, possession, profession, or position ever fills the cup of a wounded, empty heart. It's an emptiness only God can fill.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Heart #Cups #Emptiness

  • Where there is a lack of rest, there is an abundance of stress.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Stress #Abundance

  • Having God as an identity marker is nothing but a label, a language, and a lifestyle. I'm a Christian. I talk like one. I act like one. But having God as an identity changer is so much more. It's lavish abandon to who God is and who He's made me to be. Holding nothing back!
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Christian #Identity #Labels

  • It is a rare and beautiful thing when we choose to offer love in situations when most people would choose to scorn or ignore.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Beautiful #People #Situation

  • Remember who you are. Don't compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Children #Compromise #Remember

  • God, I want to see You. God, I want to hear You. God, I want to know You. God, I want to follow hard after You. And even before I know what I will face today, I say yes to You.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Want #Today #Faces

  • Everything I do and say tells a story of who I am serving. If I am acting out of anger and spite, I am serving the father of darkness and spreading his darkness. If I am honoring to the Lord with my actions, I am serving to further the name of Jesus and spreading His light.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Jesus #Father #Light

  • Today, let's set our minds and hearts on feeling more thankful for what we are than guilty for what we're not. Let's cut the threads of guilt with grace.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Heart #Cutting #Grace

  • Spending some time getting quiet can really be the best remedy for tangled situations. Taking a step back from all the emotion, frustration, and exhaustion to sit quietly with Jesus will do more to untangle a mess than anything else I've ever found.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Jesus #Frustration #Tangled

  • Don't put the whole of your identity into the smallness of a situation.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Identity #Situation #Smallness

  • Love isn't what I have the opportunity to get from this world. Love is what I have the opportunity to give.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Opportunity #Love Is #Giving

  • I have discovered a few things that help me when God seems silent... - Press in to God when you want to pull away. - Praise God out loud when you want to get lost in complaints. - Put yourself in the company of truth (reading Scriptures and surrounding yourself with positive, Godly people.)
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Reading #Godly #People

  • Just because something is hard doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Mean #Impossible

  • Feelings are indicators, not dictators. They can indicate where your heart is in the moment, but that doesn't mean they have the right to dictate your behavior and boss you around. You are more than the sum total of your feelings and perfectly capable of that little gift . . . called self-control.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Heart #Mean #Self

  • Not making a decision is actually a decision. It's the decision to stay the same.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Decision

  • God is using all of your experiences, both good and bad, to develop your character to match your calling.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Character #Calling #Good And Bad

  • The decisions you make determine the schedule you keep. The schedule you keep determines the life you live. And how you live your life determines how you spend your soul.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Decision #Live Your Life #Soul

  • Outside our comfort zone, though, is where we experience the true awesomeness of God.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Comfort #Comfort Zone #Awesomeness

  • Unbroken companionship helps us hear His instruction so then we can see His direction. We must not seek direction before obeying His instruction.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Unbroken #Helping #Companionship

  • Whether we're on the path toward victory or defeat is determined by the very next choice we make. Not the choices from yesterday. Not the choices five minutes ago.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Yesterday #Choices #Victory

  • I can face things that are out of my control and not act out of control.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Faces

  • Too many people think that finding the reason God placed us here on earth will come in one assignment with a big title and complete job description. I believe that discovering our purpose will unfold slowly, like a seed planted deep in the ground.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Jobs #Believe #Thinking

  • We were made for more than compromise. We were made for God's promises in every area of our lives.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Promise #Compromise #Made

  • Wisdom makes decisions today that will still be good tomorrow.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Decision #Today #Tomorrow

  • I must exchange whispers with God before shouts with the world.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #World

  • The decisions we make dictate the schedules we keep. The schedules we keep determine the lives we live. The lives we live determine how we spend our souls. So, this isn't just about finding time. This is about honoring God with the time we have.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Decision #Soul #Schedules

  • We have to slow the rhythm of rush in our lives so that the best of who are can emerge.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Rhythm

  • I was made for more than being stuck in a vicious cycle of defeat. I am not made to be a victim of my poor choices. I was made to be a victorious child of God.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Children #Choices #Defeat

  • Don't let people's compliments go to your head, and don't let their criticisms go to your heart. The degree to which you do either of these things is the degree to which you'll be ruled by what other people think of you.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Heart #Thinking #People

  • My imperfections will never override God’s promises. God’s promises are not dependent on my ability to always choose well, but rather on His ability to use well.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Imperfection #Promise #Use

  • Progress. Just make progress. It's okay to have setbacks and the need for do-overs. It's okay to draw a line in the sand and start over again - and again. Just make sure you're moving the line forward. Move forward. Take baby steps... Then change will come. And it will be good.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Baby #Monday #Moving Forward

  • We can't always fix our circumstances, but we can fix our minds on God
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Mind #Circumstances

  • There is power in simply speaking the name Jesus.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Jesus #Names

  • My attitude of love must not be sacrificed on the altar of activity.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Attitude #My Attitude

  • If I'm going to call myself a person of faith, I need to be willing to live a life that actually requires faith.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Needs #Willing #Persons

  • Whatever attitude we bring into a situation will be multiplied
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Attitude #Situation

  • It is good for God's people to be put in a place of longing so they feel a slight desperation. Only then can we be empty enough and open enough to discover the holiness we were made for. When we are stuffed full of other things and never allow ourselves to be in a place of longing, we don't recognize the deeper spiritual battle going on.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Spiritual #People #Battle

  • One drop of the Lord's mercy is better than an ocean of the world's comfort.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Ocean #Comfort #World

  • God gave me emotions so I could experience life, not destroy it
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Emotion

  • A woman who lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule will often ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Stress #Sadness #Soul

  • Don’t let people’s compliments go to your head and don’t let their criticisms go to your heart.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Heart #People #Criticism

  • Praying helps me see perspectives otherwise beyond me.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Perspective #Helping #Praying

  • Maybe God's goal wasn't for me to raise a good rule-following child. Instead, His goal was for me to raise a God-following adult.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Children #Goal #Adults

  • Those who constantly try to impress others will quickly depress themselves.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Depressing #Trying #Impress

  • I realize how desperately I need grace, therefore I try to lavishly give it.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Giving #Grace #Trying

  • What if God’s 'NO,’ is really a gift? His way to protect us from what we cannot see, provide something better than we can imagine, or be part of the process of growing us closer to Him.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #What If #Growing #Way

  • Keep your eyes on the Master, because He knows things we do not know!
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Eye #Masters

  • When God becomes routine rather than revival, it's time to switch things up.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Routine #Revival

  • I want my kids to head out the door full of peace, not the echoes of my frustrations.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Kids #Frustration #Echoes

  • Instead of wishing things would change, I'm asking God for His strength to make a change.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Wish #Asking #Making Changes

  • We want big directional signs from God. God just wants us to pay attention.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Attention #Want #Pay

  • I so desperately want my words to be indicative of how deeply and completely I love my people.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #People #Want

  • Moms, let's pledge to build each other up instead of tearing each other down.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Mom #Pledge

  • The truly thankful person is a truly peaceful person.
    -- Lysa TerKeurst

    #Peaceful #Persons