Category Archive: Suffering

When You’re In Distress & Your Spirit Grows Faint…

What does the LORD teach His people to do when we’re in distress? How do we trust that the LORD is with us, even in THIS place? Let’s turn to Psalm 77 to… Continue reading

Joy (In Christ) In Suffering (Psalm 27)

We continue swimming in the Psalms this summer by diving into Psalm 27, one of my favorites: Psalm 27 Of David. 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my… Continue reading

A Journey Thru Acts 28: Persecution In Purpose & Purpose In Persecution 2

We will continue what we started in the previous post: Acts 7:54-61—8:8 8 On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout… Continue reading

Unshakable Trust In The Lord Jesus While You’re Shaking…

“‘Lord,’ Martha said to Jesus, ‘if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask’” (John 11:21-22). . What… Continue reading

The “Yet”s of God…

I’ve been thinking about the word “yet” this morning (yes, I know I’m a word-nerd…I can’t help it!). 🙂 Officially, the word “yet” has a few different uses/definitions (please click HERE), but for… Continue reading

Some Thoughts On Fear & Safety…

. We often run toward safety…but usually it is AWAY from where God wants us to be, away from His mission/purpose for our lives. There seems to be a distinct spiritual parallel to… Continue reading

Ways That God Blesses: A Look at Job…

So many people hear/speak the word “blessings” and often connect it with money, finances, career promotion, getting/receiving stuff, etc. And yet is seems that God in the Bible has a much broader definition… Continue reading

“My Comfort In My Suffering Is This…”

“…Your promise preserves my life” (Psalm 119:50). Wow. Let’s notice what that verse does NOT say: -my accomplishments preserve my life; -my bank account preserves my life; -my obedience to God preserves my… Continue reading

The devil’s Attacks…

C.S. Lewis said it well (as usual!), “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is… Continue reading

God Wants To Use Us DESPITE Our Shortcomings!!!

If musical instruments could talk, what would they say is their deepest wish/desire? TO BE PLAYED! To have beautiful music played through them by a virtuoso (expert) musician. The same is true for… Continue reading