We’re all caught in the same storm but we’re not all in the same boat. Some of us are thriving, others just about surviving. How do we handle the different challenges we’re all experiencing?
Venting only passes how we’re feeling to other people. When we learn to lament well, we bring those things before an infinite God, who can handle all our deepest emotions, worries and concernes, and respond to us.
We take a break from our Psalm teaching series to look at the lyrics of ‘The Blessing’ – a song taken straight out of Numbers 6.
What does it look like to bring our complaints, our laments, our fears before God? Many of the Psalms provide us with ways of bringing such prayers and songs before our Father. Today we look at Psalm 42.
Jonah, Chapter 2. It’s often claimed that this phrase from Jonah 2—“Salvation belongs to the Lord”—is one of the most central phrases out of the whole of Scripture.
The Forgotten Arts, part 5. Taking a day of rest is not just good for us. It is an act of worship, and one that causes transformation in our lives.
Joy, part 6. Jesus always looks at the heart behind our giving. It’s never about the amount. We don’t give to catch God’s attention, we give as a response to all he’s done for us.
Joy, part 4. The absolute centre of God’s affection, love and joy is his son, Jesus. When we place our faith in Jesus, we’re placing ourselves in the epicentre of God’s joy.
It’s easy to settle for what we can manage in our own strength. But when be attempt bigger things, we become increasingly thirsty for God.