When grit and grime, sweat, and general grossness cover you from head to toe, you can’t wait to shed your stinky, filthy clothes, shower off the dirt, and put on your favorite outfit.
When you see your reflection in the mirror, where do your eyes go first? What are the first thoughts that…
Your identity—who you are—is inextricably tied to your creation and, most importantly, to your creator. But we all, so often, forget our divine origin. We forget that God created us with intricate, purposeful design.
The LORD directs the steps of the godly.He delights in every detail of their lives.Though they stumble, they will never…
In moments of despair, God’s Word offers this hope: He is there for us—always and in all ways. His presence and love have nothing to do with our ability to understand our calling, needs, or His will. Nor is He dependent on us to love Him “enough.”
It’s easier to be bitter than to be grateful when life stinks. Reminding yourself to say thank you can change everything.
Winning the argument can cost you the relationship. If our fear-filled attitudes and prideful words detract or turn others away from Him, we are in the wrong, even if what we believe IS right.
When you cry out to God over and over again and hear silence in response, don’t lose heart. God’s silence does not mean you are abandoned or forgotten or forsaken by Him. There is purpose in the silence—even if it is simply to draw you closer to the One who saves.
Sometimes it’s impossible to see the way through the struggle until you take the first step of faith.
When we rush to believe that our undesirable circumstances mean God has forgotten us, He makes Himself known by standing in the fire with us. When we are lost, He shows us the Way. When we don’t understand our loss or pain, He reminds us: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.”