Can I Trust You, Lord?
Can I trust You in this moment can I trust You in this place can I trust You to lead me when I can't even see Your face? Thank You, Lord, no matter what I go through, I have You to trust in. When I trust in You, I have peace. I have protection. I have no need to fear about anything, anytime, anywhere.READ MORE
Guarded and Guided
We know God has not given us a spirit of fear1. We know God is not the one who causes confusion2. In contrast to these emotions, God does provide peace and He also guides us in all wisdom and clarity. That is, if we will let Him. But so often, we allow our emotions and our thoughts to become the center of our attention, and even our affections. Instead of guarding our hearts and focusing on Jesus, we focus on trying to put ourselves at rest of our own accord. What if we changed that focus? What if we threw ourselves into the arms of Jesus and just gave Him every part of ourselves?READ MORE
Let’s Just Praise the LORD!
Lord, I praise You from the depths of my innermost being. I praise You for the gift of life and the blessings you rain down upon me, day by day. The world around me is feeling a bit crazy. The earth is groaning and cracking. There is much confusion, depression, and despair. But You, O Lord, are my strength and my shield. You comfort me when I feel worried and afraid. You remind me, even when I feel alone, I am not truly alone.READ MORE
Whispers on the Wind
There is a hush. A calm. Swish, swish, swish. A gentle breeze floating across the water. Just moments ago, a storm raged billowing the sea. Tumultuous waves bore down upon the boat causing it to careen dangerously to the side. The men on the boat clung to whatever they could get their hands on in their frightened state. Could this be the end of their lives? Will they survive?READ MORE
Morning dawned. I thought I was ready to start my day, so I opened Facebook and began to scroll through my newsfeed. It didn’t take long until I was wishing I hadn’t. Facebook had become Complain-book. Every other post seemed to be complaining about our worldwide situation in some form or another. I had to get off. How about you? Are you having trouble finding inspiration in your days right now? Are you being more of a debby-downer or a smileyhappy?READ MORE
He Had You On His Mind
At the end of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, he exhorts us to do four things: Watch Stand fast in our faith Be brave Be strong In the chapter before this (1 Corinthians 15), Paul explains to us why it is important Christ’s resurrection happened. Basically, in a nutshell, he tells us, if Christ had not risen from the dead, then our faith is also dead. Believing Jesus rose from the dead is the single most important aspect of our faith. Sure, there were others who also came back to life. But, each of those individuals died again. However, Jesus Christ not only rose from the dead, He continues to live today. And that, my friends, is what makes our Christian faith so phenomenal.READ MORE
Many people assured me the miracle I was waiting on would happen. I wanted to believe them; yet, at the same time, I was also receiving messages from others telling me it’s in God’s hands and His timing and sometimes what I want to have happen, may not happen when I want it to. I needed to let go of what I wanted so I could just focus on God and let it be in His timing. AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! I was so confused! Which one was it? Who could I believe? What should I believe? My questions were many, but answers and peace were nowhere in sight.READ MORE
Awake My Soul, Oh Lord
This day was made for us. Just for us. Each of us. It was made for me, individually. But, it was also made for you, just you. A present from our heavenly Father, each day is a gift we should be grateful for. Yes, even the days that are dreary and the days that are downright scary.READ MORE