He wounds so that He can heal.

A short story about how God uses our suffering in order to shape us. 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…

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,…

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…

Stay faithful, no matter the cost.

Pain always has a purpose. The life of Joseph in the Old Testament stands to us as a testimony of God’s incredible ways of working in the lives of people. Anyone can receive great insight from his life, especially those that sense a special calling of God upon their lives. In the beginning of the…

Bible Study (day 12)

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 (ESV) Our entire lives are but a journey toward eternal life in heaven. There are many perils along the way and fierce battles but this chapter calls us to not grow weary or fainthearted. We are…

Bible Study (day 11)

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 (ESV) When I think of the book of Hebrews, this chapter stands out to me. This entire book of the Bible revolves around faith…