God’s Reassurance

I stand on the beach as waves pound the shore — large waves crashing with a thunderous roar. A strong wind presses against me, throwing me off balance. The vastness of the ocean is hard to grasp with seemingly infinite waves disappearing into the horizon. Yet the power of the ocean seems inadequate to describe […]

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Overtaken by Trauma

The wave of trauma rises up before me, towering higher and higher. I cannot stop it from crashing over me, engulfing me in a torrent of many waters. The current of grief whisks me away. I am helpless. I cannot stop its force. The suffering twists my body, embroiling me in a sea of grief. […]

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God Overcomes

“Many waters” is a phrase that intrigues me. It is used 20 times in the NASB Bible, mostly in the Old Testament and only in Revelation in the New Testament. It is a descriptive phrase that uses the sound and sight of a vast amount of water to help us understand the immensity, the power […]

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Planning Ahead

Trusting God in the middle of traumatic events is a difficult thing. In that moment all you know is pain and suffering. It is a moment when you cry out to the Lord for relief, for some positive sign that he is listening to your prayer. You question God’s wisdom, yet reassurance comes in small […]

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Active Faith

Faith in Jesus Christ is not a one-time statement, not a one-time commitment. It is an active effort to pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus; to draw closer to Him; to pursue a life in Christ and shed the sinful behavior that drags us down and draws us away from Jesus. In 1 Peter 1:5-8, […]

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Creating Sabbath Rest

Junkyards across the country. Attics littered with forgotten treasures. Storage sheds filled with things once worshiped. Humanity continues to create new things to replace the old; new and innovative things today that add to the trash heap of tomorrow; new things that can become new idols to worship. This has been a part of human […]

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