This post is rooted in years of questions and doubts about whether or not I was truly following the “calling” of the Lord on my life. I pray that the words I share are encouraging to you. “We are all tempted to want to do something important, but who are we to say what is important and what is not? Every person we engage is an eternal soul and every moment is one that can be leveraged for the sake of your spiritual growth and for the sake of the Gospel.”
It seems that it is more difficult for me to praise God when I don’t have an abundance of good things happening in my life. My mind does not often go to thanksgiving when I don’t see all those little (and big) things to be thankful for.
My tendency when I approach Scripture is so often what can I get out of this? How can I apply this? How does this relate to me? While those are questions that sometimes (and often should) come out of our study of the Word, those should never be our initial questions. The Bible was not first and foremost written as a guidebook for our lives or an encouraging balm for our souls. No, the Bible is God’s divine and gracious revelation of His character and works to His people.
Why do the righteous suffer? Is all suffering for the sake of God? How do we reconcile the fact that God is good and God is sovereign with the fact that there is evil in the world? Does God somehow ordain evil and suffering? Why do the plans of the wicked prosper?
“the next best thing to living in the light of the Lord’s love is to be unhappy til we have it, and to pant hourly after it…when it is as natural for us to long for God as for an animal to thirst, it is well with our souls, however painful our feelings” - Spurgeon
“For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but My steadfast love shall not depart from you and My covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord who has compassion on you. – Isaiah 54:10 Steadfast love. Lovingkindness. Grace. Covenantal love. In the Hebrew this is called hesed. It refers to … Continue reading hesed
The past seven months have been so wonderful / difficult / incredible / overwhelming [how do you pick one word to describe the whirlwind of moving to a new place with no plan but also the glory of getting to see the Lord provide over and over again?] Since I moved to Birmingham in August … Continue reading the knowing in the unknown
Over and over again I am blown away by the way that the Lord speaks to me from His Word. He is so gracious to point me to truths and promises that I desperately need. Last week I moved from North Carolina, another place that had so wonderfully become home to me. I moved back to Birmingham with no word … Continue reading in perfect faithfulness…
Thank you all so much for joining me as I prayed for the nations yesterday and these last two weeks. It means more to me than you know! God is so good and was so gracious in humbling me and teaching me about His goodness and faithfulness in all things. He is holy and one … Continue reading Thank You!!
"Oh Lord God Almighty! Where is there anyone as mighty as You? Faithfulness is your very character." - Psalm 89:8 He is faithful. He is utterly dependable. He is the antithesis of everything fickle and fluctuating. He is constant. He never changes. He is faithful always, no matter what … Continue reading faithful Jesus, I trust in You