A moment of stillness (77).

Man of suffering. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of suffering who knew what sickness was. He was like someone people turned away from; he was despised, and we didn’t value him. Isaiah 53:3 This verse is so rich with meaning! Isn’t it that when we are despised and rejected, we tend…

A moment of stillness (62).

Suffering can produce wisdom. The heart of the wise is in a house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in a house of pleasure. Ecclesiastes 7:4 There are lessons in life that we can only learn through suffering. God is never the author of pain but He masterfully weaves the bad in our…

Longing for justice.

Why does God allow evil people to prosper? I think we all struggle at one point or another to trust that God is good in the midst of the evil that so often surrounds us on a daily basis. Lately, I’ve come face to face with the wickedness of sinful people and I can’t help…

The Lord Is My Shepherd (6).

All the days of my life. Psalm 23 ends with the beautiful words, Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever (verse 6). So often we look at life and all we see is pain and confusion. Our hearts get broken by insensitivity and betrayal…

Soul awakening.

When God’s voice becomes clear. God’s voice is most often expressed through a whisper but there are those times in our lives when He chooses to speak up. Trials are often God’s way of making His voice heard. Life’s deepest lessons are learned through trials. A life without trials would mean a life lived in…

Living in anticipation of eternity.

This life is only part of the journey. I’m a traveler. This world is not my home, I’m just passing through. Sometimes I fail to remember that I’m a stranger on a journey. My family, my friends, and everything about this life is temporary. It will all come to an end one day. As tempting…