A Touch of Encouragement

A Touch of Encouragement

Who’s in the Driver’s Seat

Martha Williamson believes that it only takes a moment of courage to find a lifetime of peace.

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MariCarmen R

posted April 6, 2010 at 7:47 am

I wish you and all your readers that the peace of Easter stay with us today and always!

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Gloria San Miguel

posted April 6, 2010 at 9:21 am

Hope your feeling better. We missed you the other day.

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Dyan Raymond

posted April 6, 2010 at 9:59 am

Hi Martha,
Do you suppose that you could let us all know how things are going with you. I find myself thinking of your welfare, and it’s a bit upsetting. I surely hope there is nothing seriously wrong with you.
With Love,

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Priscilla Gideon

posted April 6, 2010 at 10:09 am

I was sorry to that you are not feeling well.
Know that you are in my thoughts & daily prayers
for a complete recovery.
God bless you!

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posted April 6, 2010 at 10:18 am

Glad to “see” you again. I pray you are feeling much, much better and stay that way.
Ah…..God as our pilot — Jesus as our chauffeur……the true test of faith! It’s letting the “invisible man” fly your personal aircraft or drive your “classic” car while your hands are tied and there is no way to grab the “controls/wheel” or cover your eyes……and you can’t bear to leave them open OR close them. Where am I going….how am I going to get there….what if we crash along the way???? Lots of questions….lots of fear…..lots of confusion….so we MUST turn to faith and find trust there. This is the exercise I am living right now. I catch myself from “grabbing” at the “controls.” Do I sit back and enjoy the scenery, doing nothing? How do I copilot when I don’t know where I’m going or how I’ll get there. I am unemployed right now in my mid 50s with a lot of experience but few credentials or educational qualifications. Pretty much every job I have gotten over the last 30 years was through divine intervention through an unexpected, unconventional route. The ones I have pursued and won myself have been unsuccessful for the most part. Then there is this most unconventional “dream” I have that is not financially wise or sound. My husband is currently unemployed after being laid off for the third time in 2 years. Yes, indeedy…..this is a true exercise in faith. Sometimes I feel like I’m in a NASCAR race….other times….in a fighter jet….yet other times in a rowboat on a lake with no paddles….just hangin’ with God and nature. What a ride this is……and is going to be.
Thanks, Martha, for being our constant divine messenger of encouragement.

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posted April 6, 2010 at 10:33 am

You know what we do most of the time?….we give Christ the steering wheel, and then about a quarter mile down the road we take it back again…..because it is difficult for us humans to give it up to Him and let Him keep it. When we do give our concern over to Him and keep ourselves in the Word, He does help us.
I, too, pray that you are feeling better, and that all of our prayers sustain you. God Bless you for all you do ministering you do to us. Thanks!

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posted April 6, 2010 at 11:00 am

One word-Teens! I needed to hear this message as I have been dealing with teenagers in the household-thank you. Today you are my Dear Abbey! Thank you!

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posted April 6, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Years ago I remember reading something that went somewhat like this: Life is like a tandem bike. When I am sitting on the front seat steering the wheels wobble, the road is rough, and the pathway seems uncertain. But, when I get on the back seat, turn the control over to God, He keeps the bike steady, with fairly smooth riding and the road ahead is manageable. He continually reminds me to hang on, and “peddle”. That’s all He asks me to do. Amen.

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posted April 6, 2010 at 1:13 pm

pray for me that the rules of conduct i can obey

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posted April 6, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Drive Jesus Drive i DON’T CARE WHERE WE ARE GOING AS LONG AS MY Father has the controls

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posted April 6, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Hi Martha
I am glad that you are on the drivers seat again!!!!Really glad that you are feeling
much better,Your in my thoughts and Prayers and we do need to have the Lord take control,
for without him we have nothing!! Take Care Of You God Bless Angie

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Mary Reed

posted April 6, 2010 at 4:14 pm

RE: Bumper stickers: My favorite one…something to think about;

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posted April 6, 2010 at 5:25 pm

hello martha! i am pleased that you are back,and feeling better. thank you for all your post{s}, they are refreshing!who’s in the driver’s seat? was in perfect timing for me on this perfect day!thanks again,love&peace to all!

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Denise Toth

posted April 6, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Glad you are feeling better. Thanks for your daily inspiration. I love it.

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Duane Lundberg

posted April 6, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Dear Martha, We get your Touch of Encouragement twice a week. Our church in Boone, Iowa provides a free supper for the poor every Thursday night. During the meal time I play your message on the big screen. People seem to enjoy them. Retired, but still active pastor, after 44 years in the ministry. Duane & Marian Lundberg

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Lonnie Turner

posted April 7, 2010 at 6:32 am

Dear Martha,
A pet/friend like my Yorkshire Terrier, Simon, has meant more to me than a lot of people friends, in that I have spent 12 continuous years with him. He passed away on the Saturday before Easter and my wife and I are just heartbroken. I realize that God made man a little higher than He did animals and people tell me that dogs do not have a soul, therfore when they die…they just die! I’m up in years and am a Christian and I hate to know that death is so final when it comes to a pet/friend. Do you think it is childish for me to feel the way I do?

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posted April 7, 2010 at 10:30 am

Martha, Please tell Lonnie Turner to go to the Rainbow Bridge site, our pets do have souls….our pets give us unconditional love and will be there to greet us and show us around in heaven…( Donna from Cape May

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Marie/ in Sanford, Florida

posted April 8, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I enjoyed reading your daily inspirations.
Keep up the good work. Thanks.

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posted April 8, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Hi Martha,
The most important person that is my pilot and my co-pilot but my mother is always omni present.

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posted April 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm

I wanted to thank you Ms Martha for all your messages. Everytime I am feeling lost I look forward to listening to you and in some way or other it makes me feel better. It makes me feel like there is hope and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I am having a real hard time right now letting go and trusting that my son will make the right decisions and the right choices. This has been my biggest struggle. My son is going to some hard times right now and it just kills me to have to stand back and not be able to do something. I am so used to fixing things for my loved ones. My son is 21 years old and won’t reach out to me or at least not this time and I don’t know what to do. Please pray for me and for my son and any words of wisdom would be greately appreciated.
Thank you

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