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”
The Grace of God, part 2. Once we have died, sin can no longer enslave us. This is a truth we first have to know, but then also consider, as we are transformed by the renewal of the mind.
Our lives have been disrupted. The answers cannot be found inside of us. Instead, we have to look up, and also look around. We need to reconnect with God and each other.
Incomparable, part 8. Looking at Exodus 17 where God’s people are attacked. They are called to remember all the past victories God has won, and realise that only He can deliver them.
Incomparable, part 4. Peace is not the absence of trouble. It is the presence of God, even in the most troubled situation.
Incomparable, part 1. Change is happening all around you right now, in every detail of life. But God remains unchangeable. He is unchangeably good and perfect and loving and compassionate.
Love Came Down, part 1. Looking at faith, doubt and waiting from the story of Zechariah in Luke 1.
Part 6. Hebrews 12 tells us that “For the joy set before him he endured the cross”. Jesus took joy from the future to persevere through the present. As followers of Jesus we can imitate him in this.
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.