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.
Last night, after we got home from church, my wife slipped as she got out of the truck. Jane has a high pain tolerance. She gave birth to four children and barely cried once. When she fell last night and hurt her right ankle, she cried in pain. I had never heard her do that … Continue reading All things work together for good even when you break an ankle
When we are in a storm and getting swamped, we think God is asleep and unaware when really, He is only a prayer away.
John tells us that the number of miracles Jesus did in his earthly ministry was so great that the world could not contain the books it would take to record them all (John 21:25). So, to give us a clear picture of Who our Savior is, the gospels are selective in the accounts they convey. … Continue reading The Gadarene Demoniac, a Picture of Hope
Have you ever made a decision to do the right thing before God, gone after it with your whole heart and then slammed into a brick wall of resistance?