Pain. Suffering. Injustice. Sickness. War. Death. We struggle to wrap our arms around the tragedies of this world. It is a paradox that we live in. How can a loving God allow such deep pain and sorrow? If God cares, why does He seem despondent? But one must not look far into the pages of Scripture for an answer. We see stories of murder, … Read More How Do We Handle Suffering?
All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for … Read More God’s Word Provides Comfort
Thanksgiving has come and gone…but I cannot help but reminisce a bit about this year’s turkey. From the looks of things, he stayed in the fire too long and was severely burned. Oh, how so many of us would say the same thing right now. Life can be trying, difficult, rocky, unending and certainly leave us with a few visible scars. However, as believers, we … Read More It’s supposed to look this way
It’s easy to want a God whom we can contain and feel comfortable with. For this very reason, we place God in a box. We want a God whom we worship on Sundays and can stuff away in a box for the remainder of the week. We place our box up on a high shelf in our home that we gaze upon from time to time. We say … Read More What’s in Your Box?
No joke—my husband drove up behind this car on the way to work the other day. Black Mercedes with license plate that reads, “Tithe.” Chuckling, he muttered, “Must be a pastor’s car.” Scripture can be twisted and contorted to read what we want to hear. We can use it to win an argument, make excuses or champion our cause. A verse taken out of … Read More Are you Blessed?
As we celebrate the fourth of July today, may we remember that freedom is not free. It comes with a price. And men and women have fought long hard battles to protect our freedom. And may we remember that not everyone is free. A few weeks ago I had the privilege to speak to this precious group of boys and girls who are called … Read More Not Everyone is #Free
Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” It is really easy to shout this verse from the rooftops when things are going well. When our finances are in check, our relationships are on good terms, our family is healthy, and I happen to be having a … Read More Does God Really know what is Best for Me?