He wounds so that He can heal.

A short story. For as long as she could remember, Autumn was very self-sufficient. She had always trusted in her own abilities and considered herself well above the average person. She excelled in school and was very capable of accomplishing anything she would put her mind to. She was in her twenties now, already living…

Trusting God when it doesn’t make sense.

The secret to victory is relying on God, not ourselves. For the Christian, battles are unavoidable. Though we sometimes feel as if the battle is our fault and that we shouldn’t even have to fight, being engaged in a spiritual war is the indicator that our Christianity is working. Satan fights against God and those…

Called to serve others, not ourselves.

Taking an honest look at humility in our times. Humility has never been easy. As humans, we have a natural inclination toward selfishness. We do not need to be taught how to be selfish because it comes naturally for us. Humility, on the other hand, takes sincere submission to God and a powerful enabling of…

I tell Him everything first.

Speaking to God about it before speaking to anyone else. We live in a world that holds nothing back. Privacy seems to be a thing of the past to so many people today. As soon as we get a thought, we like to share it with everyone. I used to do it myself. Growing up,…

The promise of God’s rest.

Hindrances to experiencing the fullness of His presence. The history of the nation of Israel speaks loudly to us from the pages of the Bible even though many people don’t find much significance today in the Old Testament books. They are part of the Bible for a specific purpose. God delivered the Israelites with a…

Drops of heaven.

God can turn your tears into pearls. Tears can be like purifying water for our eyes. Though we can cry for many different reasons, God can use our tears to cause us to see things more like He does. The Bible says in Psalm 56:8 (esv), You have kept count of my tossings; put my…