Encounters with Jesus, part 3. Tragedy is not unusual, it can come without a moment’s notice and leave your life in ruins. These moments, while bitter, often provide an eternal perspective on what’s important as we follow Jesus. Marcellus joins … Continue reading “Rebuilding in the Rubble”
Encounters with Jesus, part 2. It’s much better living in our world where God is sovereign, and there’s suffering, than it would be living in a world where there’s suffering, but God wasn’t in control.
Surprised by Joy, part 1. Difficult times in life can feel like dark tunnels that we have to travel through. Instead of waiting for the light at the end, God wants to fill the tunnel with light, right where we … Continue reading “Joy in Living”
Ruth, chapter 2: Life is full of patterns and random events. God is good and sovereign over all our choices and provides for our every need.
Ruth, chapter 1: When life deals us bitter blows there can be a build-up of resentment and pain, but we learn from the story of Ruth and Naomi that God can bring us through the toughest of times.
Incomparable, part 4. Peace is not the absence of trouble. It is the presence of God, even in the most troubled situation.
In Psalm 22 King David, amidst great trouble and difficulty, pours his heart out to God but also chooses to fix his eyes on Him.
Psalm 91 is a very reassuring and strengthening psalm, one which many people have gone to in this time of crisis. But it does seem to make promises that don’t quite correspond with life at the moment.
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.