"Be still and know". We see that phrase everywhere; coffee cups, t-shirts, journals and more. We always interpret it to be quiet and know that God is in control. The problem comes when we know he is in control, but fail to put faith in his ability. Psalm 37:7 commands us to be still, wait… Continue reading How is Being Still a Reflection of Faith?
Do you face those times in your life when you know that you desperately need to pray and you just can't? There is an ache, a loss, or a feeling of brokenness that you cannot overcome, and you know that you need to call out to the Lord, but the words just won't come. I… Continue reading What Happens When You Just Can’t Pray?
Joy in the thorns? Thorns are piercing, cutting, and can profoundly wound. They scratch at the surface of whatever or whomever they come in contact. They puncture, injure and draw blood. So how exactly are we to find joy in them? While studying 2 Corinthians 12 today, I found myself reading Paul's message about boasting in… Continue reading Joy in the Thorns?
I'd like to say that there are times in life when we face trials that wear us out. But I think the reality is, they aren't merely times. There are seasons of life that are filled with tests. Times conjure an image of being short-lived. Yet in my experience, the periods of time where I… Continue reading How on earth is this supposed to be joy?