When I was younger, Lamentations was NOT my go-to book of the Bible, except for chapter 3:22, 23, the verses that must have inspired the old hymn, “Great is Thy Faithfulness”. All the negativity and lamenting and sadness and depression found in this book seemed so overwhelming, and since it has a lot of poetic… Read More Eat Dirt?
Life is full of storms. Some of them are over quickly, while others seem to drag on forever. The Apostle Paul went through a lengthy storm on the Mediterranean Sea during which time those on the ship gradually gave up hope of their being saved. But God sent an angel to Paul and reassured him… Read More Hope in the Storm
I’m walking up a mountain in the dark. (Do you ever feel like that’s what you are doing?) Bit-by-bit I inch forward with only enough dim light to put one foot in front of the other as I climb slowly, ever upward. At the bottom of the mountain, quite some distance behind me, the city… Read More Uphill Struggle
“Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name! Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy.” Psalm 103:1,4 (AMPC) O LORD, You beautify my life with Your covenant love and Your… Read More Psalm of Ruth when the evil one spoke lies over her through the mouth of others
God is my Hero. He has shown Himself to be my Hero over and over again. So why am I so quick to forget? The answer to that is probably a whole ‘nother post. But yes, God is my Hero! If you’ve read my last two posts, you know I’ve been having an internal struggle… Read More God is my Hero
I have a neighbor who gives me a bit of insight into what David felt like being so hated by Saul for no fault of his own. She dumped on me today for the first time in a long time; I normally try to avoid her because nothing good ever comes out of my talking… Read More Saul vs. David — God wins
A breaking heart feels so alone— Tearing, aching, grieving groans Where contentment once abode Darkness now has come. He clutches at his aching chest; The agony won’t let him rest, His sobs are filled with gnawing “why’s” As in his hopelessness he cries To One who listens in the skies. And as the tears tumble… Read More Broken Heart
“Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up.” You are acquainted with all my ways (Psalm 139). And yet, when I consider the stars that You have made, I wonder, who am I that you would even think of me? (Psalm 8) There is… Read More Lord, You know me intimately; I want to know You more