We struggle for years, working to serve the Lord. Yet there are moments when setbacks can cause us to wonder why we expended so much effort. It can seem like it is wasted. Isaiah expressed this sentiment: “But I said, ‘I have toiled in vain, I have spent My strength for nothing and vanity (Isaiah […]
Read More Struggling for Purpose
Dear God, I am concerned about a future I cannot see. Help me to lay those concerns at your feet, to trust that all is in your hands. May I see you purposes in this moment and know that you have a plan; that there is a reason for all things. You have the long […]
Read More Prayer Journey — Unknown Future
When He had said these things, He cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth.” The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” – John 11:43-44 (NASB) But he said, […]
Read More Friday Faith
Can I pray with expectation dear Lord that you can do what seems impossible? I look upon so many situations and do not see any way possible for things to change. Yet you are a God of the impossible. You accomplish things in unforeseen ways, bringing hope into seemingly hopeless situations. Forgive my disbelief. Help […]
Read More Prayer Journey — Expectant
God hand crafted each of us with the ability to accomplish His purpose. It is easy to become scared about what he asks us to do — seeing only reasons why it’s not possible.
Read More Pick Someone Else
God’s love is steadfast, eternal, constant. He will not abandon us. At times I question why things happen — the reason for traumatic events. Even though I wrestle with pain, struggle through trials, I do not doubt God’s love for me. His grace is abundant enough to feed my famished soul. Yet I read Romans […]
Read More The Struggle Is Real
Fear, doubt, loss of confidence, these are all tools that Satan uses to attempt to stop us from doing our work for the Lord. Elijah was unstoppable until Jezebel stated her intent to kill him in 1 Kings 19:2.
Read More Stopping the Seeds of Doubt With a Whisper
Too often when we are in the middle of a storm, a scary time in our life, our judgement can be confused. Unlike periods of calm where it’s easier to see what’s ahead, waves crashing around us and darkness can confuse us.
Read More Devouring Doubt
Because Thomas saw Jesus in the flesh, he replied to Jesus, “My Lord and my God!” It will be the same for everyone someday when we stand before Jesus.
Read More Believing in the Unseen