Monthly Archives: January 2012

If God Is Faithful…

Psalm 33:4 “For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in allhe does.” (Emphasis mine) It is difficult to watch someone suffer. When we see others struggling we want to help them. We may say, “The Lord is faithful! He will take care of you. Everything will turn out alright.” Or if we hope to sound “spiritual” (or have no idea what to say), we may offer, “It’s in God’s hands…” But when the spectre of suffering knocks at our own door–and keeps knocking–we may discover that answers heavy on “knowledge,” but light on understanding, simply don’t satisfy–or help. Let’s be honest; God’s faithfulness can be hard to see and even tougher to reconcile with deep, painful circumstances. For me, sometimes it’s a serious stretch … Continue reading

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“It’s Too Late…” Or Is It?

  Psalm 31:14,18 “But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies… let their lying lips be silenced…”   Satan and his cohorts are ever striving to convince us that our work is in vain, that we are useless to God and others. He whispers, “it’s too late,” “it’s too hard” — “it’s just too much!” And often we believe the paralyzing lie. At least I know I do. But not today. Today I will listen to the Spirit declare that God alone rules His universe–including the infinitesimal portion inhabited by me. “My times are in your hands…” Today I will trust and adjust my internal frequency to His life giving, empowering Word. “You are my God.” Today I will rest against … Continue reading

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