Breakthrough.

Don’t give up in the middle of the fight! Life itself is a fight. In the spiritual realm, we are also on a constant battleground, and we often long for breakthrough in one area or another. Our spiritual progress can seem excruciatingly slow when we are going through a season where we cannot see any…

A moment of stillness (84).

When peace doesn’t come. We hoped for peace, but there was nothing good; for a time of healing, but there was only terror. Jeremiah 8:15 The prophet Jeremiah was called to prophesy against a nation that refused to repent. There are also times in our lives when we hope for peace and healing but we…

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He will not always be angry. For I will not accuse you forever, and I will not always be angry; for then the spirit would grow weak before me, even the breath, which I have made. Isaiah 57:16 Our sin accuses us before God. When He is angry with us for the sin in our…

A moment of stillness (66).

Wait for Him. I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob. I will wait for him. Isaiah 8:17 In the book of Isaiah, we see God’s great indignation towards sin. We often wonder why God hides his face from us when we cannot see even the slightest…

A moment of stillness (64).

God’s heart. Learn to do what is good. Pursue justice. Correct the oppressor. Defend the rights of the fatherless. Plead the widow’s cause. Isaiah 1:17 Sometimes our lives lie in ruins because our sin devastated us. God’s heart beats for justice. He wants to work it on our behalf but we need to live it…

A moment of stillness (21).

Merciful discipline. But now, for a brief moment, grace has come from the Lord our God to preserve a remnant for us and give us a stake in his holy place. Even in our slavery, God has given us a little relief and light to our eyes. Ezra 9:8 Ezra was overwhelmed to see the…