We'll go to more trouble to remove a pebble from our shoe than we will a problem from our heart.
It’s easy to think that our troubles are bigger than God because our troubles are so close. Things take a turn for the worse, the world as we know it ceases to function in the way we think it ought to and we immediately think that God is not all He says He is, or … Continue reading Seeing Beyond Our Troubles
Life only works when God is in it.
Because of His holiness, God is unapproachable by man in his natural state...Then came the finished work of Christ.
The days of our blessings are fleeting. Thankfully, so are the days of our hardships.
Sometimes it's best when our most earnest prayers go unanswered.
Because of her asthma problems my wife had been on high-dose Prednisone for a very long time. One of its side effects can be avascular necrosis where the blood supply to the hips or the ankles can be severely diminished, killing the bone. For my wife, that happened in both of her hips. So, by … Continue reading And the hardest part is…
At the beginning of his troubles, after Satan had taken his property and his children, Job said: “…Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD” (Job 1:21). No offense to Job – I don’t … Continue reading At the beginning of our troubles
Because people are what we can see, we see people and the circumstances they can create for us as the source of our troubles. That’s simply not true. The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the Author and Finisher of my faith. That makes Him Lord of my blessings. It also makes Him Lord of … Continue reading Lord of my distresses
I am best when I am broken.