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
There is one instance when Jesus asked His disciples for comfort, for friendship, and for support. It’s found in Matthew 26, Luke 22 and Mark 14. I’ve included all 3 accounts so that you can read it all in one place. I could write all day about the significance of this event just before Jesus… Continue reading In the time of your deepest feelings…Jesus knows how you feel.
Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Whenever I consider these words a memory arises: When I was 4 or 5 I… Continue reading Is God there when I am afraid?
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
“All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one fully knows and accurately understands the Son except the Father; and no one fully knows and accurately understands the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son [deliberately] wills to reveal Him.” Matthew 11:27 (amplified) I love how living… Continue reading The Father loves you!
“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son to be the propitiation (atoning sacrifice) for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 “IN THIS” conjured up a picture of a huge box or container that can hold a great amount of stuff. It is as if God said, “IN… Continue reading God’s love – He is the initiator!
“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