Our understanding is in our circumstances and the things we can see. But God’s understanding is far beyond our circumstances. He can even see the past crystal clear and He already wrote the future. So His Holy understanding on what is best for us isn’t clouded or limited by our circumstances.
Sometimes when we don’t know what to say, we are told to say nothing at all. But sometimes, when we are at a loss for what to say, in those moments, we can quiet our own loud voices and let God’s voice shine through. Today as I sat down here and prayed, I was asking God what it is that He wants me to say to you. I looked through my Bible, read and reread passages that spoke to my
Since my childhood, I’ve been through many, many churches. Each one is beautiful in it’s own way. But what always struck me as awe-inspiring were the intricate and light-filled stained glass windows that I’d find in some of the older churches I’ve visited. There is a distinct ambiance and feeling that those windows would bring into the space, and I was always intrigued by them. When I was a young girl, I remember looking up at these big, beautiful, colorful windows and the bright light shining through then, and thinking that Heaven was on the other side. Because only Heaven
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 It’s easy to get caught up in the comparison game, looking at how others are living their lives and feeling like we don’t measure up. But as Jesus prayed in the dark garden the night before He was crucified. He cried out to God aware of what He was about to face. He knew He was doing it for all of His people, and that
Are you brave? Fearless? Strong? Courageous?
I know I don’t always feel that I am, but God tells me in His Word that he is COMMANDING us to be these things. Because He is with us, anywhere we are, in whatever we are doing.
How can we be afraid when our Protector is with us?
How can we be weak when our Strength works on our behalf?