Courtney Cole
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An ambassador for Christ disguised as a singer/writer, Courtney is a young woman with a heart for encouragement. She desires to see people exposed to the sincere and overwhelming love of God. When she’s not traveling and singing, you can find her with her nose stuck in a good book...

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  1. Beautiful article. Such difficult thing to grasp when your life is filled with so much loss. Someone asked me what faith really was to me. After my husband died, I had to really search my heart in terms of believing God is good (and HE IS!) and I wrote this: “Faith is believing that God is still on His throne when the chair that you were sitting in has broken into a million pieces.” Simplistic maybe, but truth in my own heart. God IS good…all the time. 🙂

  2. Beautiful words! It’s not always easy to walk the path he has for us but it’s the better one by far.

  3. So relatable. Lately I have been praying, “I trust you; help me to trust you more.” Somehow affirming that I am trusting Him while acknowledging I need to trust him more just feels right. I put other words in there too sometimes. “I love you. Help me to love you more.” This learning to trust is such a journey, and I am on it with you!

  4. I know both sides of that table. And I have been on both sides. And I am so grateful for these words here today, pouring into the hearts of people who need hope. Even people like me. 🙂 much love my friend! He is so glorified in your words.

  5. I so loved reading this, like disciples, we are all in the same boat. When we step out like Peter, keep our eyes on Him. Hebrews 12:2

  6. Courtney, Karly directed me here. You are speaking Truth! Doesn’t it comfort your heart to recount that though we don’t understand He writes better Scripts for our lives than we do! I rejoice that you are Karly are buddies and sisters in Christ to encourage each other! I look forward to reading more!

  7. Thank you, I needed to read those words, My husband and I are both out of work and I am praying for a breakthrough in our lives. I need to trust that what God has in store for us is better than anything we can dream of.

    • Sharon,
      Father God,
      Please provide a measure of comfort to Sharon and her hubby. Direct them to the jobs you want them to have! Place them in your perfect will!! Shower them with a miracle and make their trust in you stronger! Give them strength, courage to keep on this journey!
      AMEN!! 🙂

  8. Courtney,
    It can be so very hard when life hands you lemons! God never promised us rose gardens or perfectly pruned lives. He said you will have trials and troubles in this world, but take heart I have overcome this world!! Not so!! Road blocks along the way (hearing difficulties, transportation issues) etc. Now I find myself at home assisting in the care of my aging dad and wondering what the next step will be–should I go back to work full time, part time? Praying for answers!
    Blessings 🙂

  9. Faith-filled words, Courtney! We’re praying the names and attributes of God this month for #write31days and learning just how Good and Trustworthy our Lord is – this post fits right in!

  10. I was just pondering this concept this morning. I am realizing that, although I ask God to make His plans clear to me, I am secretly only wishing He would fulfill my plans.
    “I still don’t know what He’s doing, but because I love Him, I can trust that it’s good. He’s good, friends. So good.”

    • Ahh, I am also guilty of secretly hoping that God would just follow my plan for once. But His plan is so beautiful. Hard and vulnerable and sometimes infuriatingly time-consuming, but beautiful. And better.