In asking me to stay, God expanded my understanding of missions to be not just going to an overseas country to share the love of Christ, but rather leveraging any opportunity or situation to make disciples and share the gospel where I am.
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 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
What do you do when you so heavily feel the weight of the brokenness of the world bearing down on you? When you are so overwhelmed with the pain caused by sin that you feel suffocated? When your heart aches with the hurt and grief of the people around you? How do you let it more … Continue reading there is hope
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
“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!
“for freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1 To be honest, this has been one of the hardest semesters of my life. I've been overwhelmed at times with loneliness, confusion, fear, insecurity, and inadequacy. I've had quite a few moments where I've doubted … Continue reading freedom
“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
“for I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11 i feel like i’ve read this verse so many times, but today i’m just really comforted by the fact that even when I have no idea where … Continue reading be still and trust