Hebrews 12:3-4 ESV “Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God (and God), was perfect in every way. Yet, because he … Continue reading Discipline for Our Good
Isaiah 8:5-8 ESV The Lord spoke to me again: “Because this people has refused the waters of Shiloah that flow gently, and rejoice over Rezin and the son of Remaliah, therefore, behold, the Lord is bringing up against them the waters of the River, mighty and many, the king of Assyria and all his glory. … Continue reading Be Broken, You Peoples
Lord, Be Gracious Psalm 86:1-7 ESV Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Gladden the soul … Continue reading In The Day of Trouble
Psalm 143:1-4 NASB Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications! Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness! And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous. For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He … Continue reading When Darkness Hides…
We all have enemies, let’s face it. No matter how nice we are, there are always going to be people who won’t like us, and who will rise against us, just because we are not like them; just because we are different. Yet, for those of us who have trusted in Jesus Christ to be … Continue reading Let’s Face It!
While we live on the face of this earth, we will have troubles, hardships and trials. As followers of Jesus Christ, we have an arch enemy in Satan, who is out to destroy the church. So, we should expect that we will be hated, persecuted, despised and rejected of humankind. Although Satan is our real … Continue reading Forever With Us
Do you have days when you feel absolutely overwhelmed by what is happening in your lives, and/or in your marriages? I know that I have days when I am strong in the Lord, and I have days when I feel weak and vulnerable. I have days when I feel like I can conquer the world, … Continue reading I Have Days
Have you ever gotten to the point in your life where you felt like you were at the end of your rope? Everything you tried seemed to just blow up in your face. Nothing went like you had hoped, or even as you had planned. And, you felt as though you just kept coming up … Continue reading Not too Hard for God
Life gets hard sometimes, doesn’t it? In this world we will have troubles and hardships. But, this world is not our home. We are just passing through. We don’t belong here. Our home is in heaven with God, if we are his by faith in Jesus Christ. So, that should encourage us, that this is … Continue reading What’s Our Purpose?
We all experience trials in this life, at least to some extent. Some people seem to have more than their fair share of them, though, while others appear to be relatively trouble free. But, appearances can be deceiving. We don’t really know what goes on in other people’s lives unless we know them well, and … Continue reading Drop the Masks