Don’t Let Handicaps Get You Down

Psalms 20:1-3 ESV “May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion! May he remember all your offerings and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah” Since we all live … Continue reading Don’t Let Handicaps Get You Down

Every Tear Wiped Away One Day

Proverbs 14 ESV 2 Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him. 3 By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them. 5 A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes … Continue reading Every Tear Wiped Away One Day

We Learn Obedience through Suffering

Hebrews 5:7-9 ESV “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he … Continue reading We Learn Obedience through Suffering

Our Suffering Serves a Purpose

Lamentations 3:1-3 ESV “I am the man who has seen affliction under the rod of his wrath; he has driven and brought me into darkness without any light; surely against me he turns his hand again and again the whole day long.” Life has its difficulties, doesn’t it? I think all humans face some kind … Continue reading Our Suffering Serves a Purpose

The Pain So Deep

The pain inside you Are you hurting deep inside, The pain so deep, and so you hide From others what is hurting you, Perhaps, because their love not true? You’ve been down this road before Of trusting others with your sore, And then to have them turn their backs, Since love for you they surely … Continue reading The Pain So Deep

Teach Us, Lord, what You Want Us to Learn

Psalms 119:65-66 ESV “You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to your word. Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.” As followers of Jesus Christ, do bad things sometimes happen to us? Yes, they do. We go through trials and tribulations. We sometimes get sick and we … Continue reading Teach Us, Lord, what You Want Us to Learn

Suffering Produces Endurance

Romans 5:1-2 ESV “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” We are made righteous in God’s sight by … Continue reading Suffering Produces Endurance

Setting our Minds on God

Matthew 16:21-23 ESV “From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, ‘Far be it from … Continue reading Setting our Minds on God

Steadfast under Trial

James 1:2-4 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” Hated and Persecuted Jesus Christ said that if anyone would come … Continue reading Steadfast under Trial

Abound in Love for One Another

We are Destined for This 1 Thessalonians 3:1-4 ESV “Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith, that no one be moved by … Continue reading Abound in Love for One Another