Take heart in God’s presence and power – Don’t give up! Give it over to God. You will get through this!
It would not be in the sensational experiences of life, but in the struggles that God would speak, through a gentle whisper.
When you’re going through something so hard, so painful that you don’t think you’ll get through, it’s hard to focus on anything else.
Is there anything you’re going through that you feel you won’t get through? Storms in life can do that.
How do you get through the valley? We’ve all been there at one time or another; and if not, hold on, because you will.
There are many names for God in the Bible that help us better understand His nature, character and ways like: Jehovah Jireh – the God who provides or Jehovah Shalom – the God of Peace or Jehovah Rapha – the God who heals. These are just a few; but, among the many Hebrew names of God, my favorite is “Jehovah in the nick of time!”
Temptations – we all deal with them, sometimes better than others if you’re like me. Temptations can leave you feeling battered and overwhelmed at times, even trapped. The good news is that you are not alone in the temptations you struggle with. Even Jesus faced temptations.
You’ll never know the truth about your circumstances until you hear a word from God. Too often, I’ve made the mistake of judging what God was like from my circumstances. It almost always led me to the wrong conclusions! If you use your circumstances to determine what God is like, you’ll end of with a wrong view of God.
Life is filled with highs and lows. We love the mountaintop experiences but dread the valleys when life can become dull, monotonous or filled with uncertainty and loss. Yet, I’ve found that, in the valleys, my experience with God has grown the most intimate.
This question troubles us all whenever we see the innocent suffer. C.S. Lewis has written a great book on it called The Problem of Pain, but there is a noticeable difference in his academic and theological approach when contrasted to his personal response of grief when his wife tragically died in a book he […]