And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? (Genesis 22:7)And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they … Continue reading Know That God is There
That Pebble in Your Shoe
We'll go to more trouble to remove a pebble from our shoe than we will a problem from our heart.
This one’s a little all over the map.
It’s easy to trust the Lord in the good times. It’s hard in the bad times. It’s worse (almost impossible) when the bad times are your own making. I mean it’s one thing when someone else shoots you in the foot, but when you do it yourself? Right now, I feel like I should be … Continue reading This one’s a little all over the map.
When Your Heart is too Heavy for Song
I was supposed to write a devotional this morning if for no other reason than that I consider it an act of worship and something I enjoy. Today, I just could not put my heart into it. My wife and I are facing some real hardship right now. I won’t go into detail, but our … Continue reading When Your Heart is too Heavy for Song
Reconciliation, Not Destruction
The goal of God’s discipline in our lives is never destruction. It is always aimed toward reconciliation. For most of us, when God brings chastisement, we see it as the end of the world. In a sense it is. Because there are some sins that carry heavy and life-changing consequences. Some of our actions can … Continue reading Reconciliation, Not Destruction
The worst thing that could happen to us is Heaven!
The worst thing that can happen to us as believers is heaven.
Dealing with a Friend’s Grief: The Art of Saying Nothing
When someone is grieving over devastating loss, sometimes the best thing to say is nothing and the best thing to do is just being there.