On August 29, I wrote about my back issues and the prognosis from the Chiropractor followed by just how amazingly quickly God seemed to be at work behind the scenes in my situation. I’m not going to go
The Joy of the Lord is my strength… How many times have we heard that phrase and really thought “Yeah, right! If I had the joy of the Lord then I wouldn’t be going through this right now?!” Or how about Proverbs 17:22 where it says a happy heart is like good medicine and we’ve wondered how is it possible to be happy in “this” situation?
Let's face it... This world really does give us LOTS to grumble about... it's NOT perfect! No one in it is perfect, things don't go according to 'plan' and there's ALWAYS something that makes us go "ugh!". With an attitude of gratitude, we can change our perspective and we can choose to see the good. We can see God's hand
Sometimes as a Christian, it's hard to let go and trust God completely. We come into this relationship with Christ full of worldly experiences... broken trust with people, rejection from people, hurt by people, betrayed by people... but our worldly perception is all based on PEOPLE... not on God.
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there
We are going to face trials in this life - whether we are Christians or not - that's just part of life.
But what we as Christians have, are the awesome promises from God that stretch from the beginning of the Bible to the end... There isn't one book that doesn't contain a godly promise of safety, security or refuge.
Are we soaking in and thirsting for all that God wants to give us or are we losing that attitude as soon as trouble or trials come? Are we praising only in the good times and worrying in the rest? Am I trusting me, myself, my own
Do you know how much you are really loved? I think we often carry so much weight around with us... we call it 'baggage'. All of our bad choices and regrets drown us and anchor us in 'this' place of despair. We let past