The Same Grace

We can feel free to bring our troubles, anger, frustration, and sadness to God, and we can be assured that He will listen to our every thought and word.  His heart is moved by the things that carve valleys of pain through our souls.  He is there when we weep.

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Truths For Those Times

In the past, I have gone to God with anxieties and did not come away from the experience with the peace that I was hoping for.  Instead, my tears seemed to be met with silence.  I was confused and frustrated as to why it seemed God was not responding.

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From A Long Way Off

Something I have been thinking about a lot lately is how God in the Old Testament (OT) sometimes seems different from the God Jesus came to make known.  I know that He is not different because God does not change…“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17, NIV).  The Bible also reveals that Jesus is God…“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation” (Colossians 1:15, NIV), and that He is “the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8, NIV).

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Love Made Me Love

I have found that I need to be careful not to fall into the trap of trying to appear as if I have my life “together” in the hopes of being a better example for God.  Since I am human and not without fault, I will never truly have a handle on everything.

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The Keeper Of Life

When I read the Bible and questions come up for me, I sometimes take them to God, or I seek a friend’s counsel.  But what I’ve realized is that there are some questions that may not be answered in this lifetime; perhaps they will never be answered.  And maybe that’s okay.

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My Cry Reached His Ears

When I was in my early twenties, I went through challenges in my life that at times left me sad and struggling.  One night, when I was especially down, I cried out to God.  Suddenly, it was as if a wave of love washed over me, and I immediately felt comforted.

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