We serve a God who is in the business of redeeming every single painful and heartbreaking moment for a grand and glorious and eternal purpose. And what a beautiful thing it is to be able to trust in the fruit that He is growing in us because of this light and momentary suffering.
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.
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 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…
"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
יהוה - Jehovah, I AM, "the existing One" Wow. Just take a moment to meditate on the vastness of our God. He is Creator and Sustainer and Shepherd and Father and Redeemer and Savior and He is REAL. His very name proclaims His existence! We are able to trust in and put our hope in … Continue reading Yahweh
“if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny himself.” – 2 Timothy 2:13 I just want to spend some time meditating on the Lord’s faithfulness. I don’t ever want to forget what He has done in the midst of my worry about what He will do in the future. He is faithful … Continue reading Oh Lord, You are faithful!
“Remember it is I who orchestrate the events of your life. Don’t try to figure out what is happening. Simply trust Me and thank Me in advance for the good that will come out of it all. I know the plans I have for you, and they are good.” I struggle so much with just … Continue reading trust
Wow. Three days until I leave this incredible place that has stolen my heart. It is so wonderful and I am so happy here. But there are days when the reality of it all hits me and my eyes and my heart are opened wide to the pain that surrounds me. In the time we’ve … Continue reading God is good. all the time.