It is there. Stalking me in the night, waiting to assault me, telling me what I am not, what I cannot do. My past hunts me. So many events with so much grief. Tears shed. Darkness closing in. Crying out to God. Yet in those moments past, I see God present. Ever faithful. His truth […]Read More Prayer Journey — A Past that Stalks
At this moment I have done all I can. There is nothing more I can do. She has rejected me. She has rejected you dear God. All my efforts seem for naught. Not even my love and concern for her can break through the wall she has built between us. I desperately want to reach […]Read More Prayer Journey — Laying It All At Your Feet
For as long as I have been a Christian I have sought to have a heart after God. I have questioned God about many things in my life including many traumatic events, but I have never questioned my belief in God. But last week a fellow believer posed a question to me that I have […]Read More Falling Into the Hands of God
As a fortress, God also defends us against the forces of evil. We need not be afraid because the arrows of the evil one bounce off the fortress of God that surrounds us. We do not need to fear the evil that stalks us.Read More Seeking Refuge in God’s Fortress
Gideon has doubt about God’s intent to save them and perhaps even more doubt about his ability to lead the charge against their oppressors. The Lord reassures Gideon he has the strength and that he is with him (6:14), yet Gideon still questions God’s judgement.Read More God’s Faith in Abilities We Don’t See in Ourself
Why are we so afraid of the people and forces of this world? So often we respond like the disciples in the midst of the storms that pop up in life by crying out to God to do something saying, “Don’t you care?”Read More Where Do We Place Our Fear?
To the casual observer, all those pieces look like a bunch of shattered glass, broken and useless. But the craftsman has the full picture in mind and knows how to assemble the pieces to create an inspiring image illuminated by the light.Read More Shattered Pieces Before God
I cannot begin to tell you dear Lord how humbled I am by the way you revealed your purposes last week. You reminded me that your ways are not always apparent, that you have higher purposes in mind. You showed me how you can reach people through me in very unexpected ways. Help me to […]Read More Prayer Journey — The Unexpected
It never occurred to me to lift my situation to God in prayer. “Surely he can’t be bothered with something as small as a mower and the need to keep my lawn trimmed,” I thought.Read More Mowed Over by God’s Provision
Life does not always go according to plan. Expectations are not met, people disappoint and unexpected things happen. You cry out to God and it seems He is silent. You grow impatient, waiting for God to respond. Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about […]Read More Where are You God? I’m waiting!