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
Psalm 107:20 “He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions (or pits).” Here is a picture of God taking initiative towards those who have fallen into a pit or some other place from which they cannot get out by themselves. “He sent His word” conjures up many images such as… Continue reading God rescues us out of the pit
“As Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed Him, shouting loudly, ‘Have pity and mercy on us, Son of David!’ When He reached the house and went in, the blind men came to Him, and Jesus said to them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ They said to Him, ‘Yes,… Continue reading Is God still able when you’ve waited a long time?
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much… Continue reading God has finished the work of salvation
“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me…”Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified” takes me to Romans 6 where Paul explains how we are baptized into the death of Christ, united with Christ in the likeness of His death, therefore our old nature was crucified… Continue reading All Jesus did for us on the cross
“And He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out the demons. And a leper came to Jesus, beseeching Him and falling on his knees before Him, and saying, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I… Continue reading Is Jesus even willing to heal me?
I’d like to share some fresh insights from Psalm 23. It’s a well know part of Scripture and when something is well known, we can tend to glance over it quickly and miss the rich promises of God contained therein. So please read on and I hope you will be refreshed! “The LORD is my… Continue reading How is God my shepherd? A fresh look at Psalm 23