If you humble yourself in God’s awesome presence, he will eventually exalt you as you leave the timing in his hands. Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you. Be well balanced and always alert, because your enemy, the devil, roams around incessantly, like a roaring… Continue reading Pour out your heart to God
In a dialogue with a friend suffering from illness, we were discussing why it seems God allows bad things to happen. I was thinking today about part of that conversation and my friend said this: “The greater conflict I find, however is that of God’s allowance of these things. God is all powerful and thus,… Continue reading Does God allow bad things to happen
Every single person in this world has been disappointed by someone – be it parent, sibling, friend, spouse, boss, co-worker, pastor, church friend or God Himself. Just like Adam, we have a tendency to blame others for our own weaknesses and failures. Adam not only blamed Eve but God when God asked why they were… Continue reading Disappointment with God
Have you experienced knocking on doors, trying for opportunities, seeking God’s will, only to find every single door (or window) close on you? I think we’ve all gone through situations like this. Sometimes it’s a job you are seeking, a spouse, even ministry. And yet with each knock comes the annoying feeling that even through all… Continue reading The bird’s nest – God’s lesson from nature
How do we as believers deal with anger and other emotions? Jesus was rejected, despised, frustrated and compassionate, but what about angry? Hmmm…Anger is one of those topics we as Christians do not often want to deal with; it feels unsafe, and is often a misunderstood emotion. It’s not talked about very much except perhaps in… Continue reading Did Jesus ever get angry?
Do you struggle with feeling guilty about stuff, even if you’ve not done anything wrong? Does guilt motivate you to do things you would otherwise not do? Many Christians struggle with guilt. Does it have any place in the believer’s life? “Should” I feel guilty about anything? There’s a lot of subconscious feelings out there about guilt… Continue reading Do you struggle with guilt?
Have you lost sight of Jesus? Do you wonder if He knows how you feel today? Does He concern Himself with your life, emotions, or wounds? We’ve lost sight of the fact that He walked in our skin. Sometimes we avoid going to Him because we think He can’t possibly understand what our lives are… Continue reading The Feelings of Jesus