Right now, we live in a dark time, but we have a hope in Jesus that can’t be stolen, removed, revoked, or destroyed.
We never know what one strategic act of kindness can do in someone’s life.
Part of the joy of being a Christian is that we do change. The problem is that I tend to resist change.
But what if our pain, our struggle, and our brokenness are actually good things?
This recovering control freak is indeed walking out her recovery.
Recently, I had allowed my heart to grow hard again but God doesn’t like to let heart issues fester for long.
I’ve been learning that idolatry is more than just an external form of worship: it’s a heart posture.
Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of steps in front of you, I pray that you would have the courage to take a single step toward him, following him along the way.
Lately, my prayer has been for God to show me what needs to change. For a while, I thought he wasn’t answering me but the truth is, I wasn’t listening.
During difficulties, God isn’t as concerned with our circumstances as he is about our identities. If we, in the midst of unemployment or a break-up or depression or pain, can see ourselves as we truly are, beloved children of God, it will change how we live.