There are miraculous works of God in our lives in which the good ‘purpose’ is hidden deep down and the positive results are way down the road in the distant future. These don’t leave us in the comfortable, happy, ‘content with all of life’ place. They are a struggle. They pose a struggle to comprehend what
But God… There are many times in Scripture when we are reminded that God steps in and moves and changes things, and we rejoice in His work. Here are some of our favorites ‘but God’s: “For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will
The Struggle It is for our good. We understand this concept in exercise. There is no growth or positive result without the work and struggle and the overtaxing of the muscle. We have also experienced the overtaxing of our spiritual muscles, being stretched beyond ourselves, and can testify to the growth and joy that
Things are are not always as they seem. “… God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?” Hebrews 12:7b There is a beauty that comes with discipline. Parents discipline their children for their good so that they may function and succeed in this world.
Come, Beloved, Come. Delve into My Word, living and active (Hebrews 4:12), rich and MOVING, not static or stuck. Want to get ‘unstuck’? Here is where to START and finish (and all the inbetween parts). But it’s so hard to believe, that the answer would be just that simple, isn’t it?
God’s statement, “For I know the plans I have for you,…. plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future..”, is spoken as encouragement to those whom He had sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. Surely hearts cried out in their captivity, “Evil is winning.
He works all things according to the counsel of His will (Eph. 1:11). He has a plan and purpose, and though our finite minds may not be able to understand it and our emotions sometimes can’t agree with it, it is for our good and His glory. So, knowing that ‘though we walk
Things are not always as they seem. May we all keep this in mind as we see, sometimes daily, what looks or feels like ‘victories over Christ’. When we see the pain, the evil, and the seemingly successes of the enemy in this world, we can so easily slip into worry, fear, and thinking that darkness