1 Peter 4:12-16 ESV “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for … Continue reading When We Suffer for Righteousness’ Sake
Let’s have a show of hands. How many of us, when we go through tough trials, immediately count it all joy? How many of us delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, and in difficulties? How many of us, when people hate us, when they exclude us and insult us and reject our … Continue reading leap for joy? (Repost)
An Original Work / February 24, 2014 Based off Isaiah 43:1-44:5 This is what the Lord says to you: Fear not, for I have chosen you. I have summoned you by your name. You are mine. I died, you to save. When you go through your trials, so deep, I will be with you; you … Continue reading What the Lord Says
Psalms 119:25-28 ESV “My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes! Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to … Continue reading Dealing with Depression
Psalms 57:1-3 ESV “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. He will send … Continue reading God’s Steadfast Love for Me
An Original Work / November 10, 2019 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Our God is faithful to His every word! He completes you, fulfills your needs, When you trust in Him – On His Word do feed. Believe He cares. Do not despair! Those who trust in Him are under His care. … Continue reading Do You Not Know?
Psalm 119:145-148 NASB I cried with all my heart; answer me, O Lord! I will observe Your statutes. I cried to You; save me And I shall keep Your testimonies. I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Your words. My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Your … Continue reading Many are My Adversaries
Psalm 73:25 ESV Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. Other humans are going to fail us at one time or another, because we are all clay. We are all flesh and blood. Not one of us can ever say we have never sinned. … Continue reading In God Only
In Green Pastures Psalm 23:1-3 NASB The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Jesus Christ, God the Son, the second person of our … Continue reading Quiet Waters
Job was a righteous man who loved, worshiped and served God with his life. But, one day God allowed Satan to come after Job with all kinds of trials and tribulations. He lost nearly everything. And, then God allowed Satan to inflict Job’s body with all kinds of sores. But, in all this, Job did … Continue reading But Not Adversity?