“Cause me to hear Your loving-kindness in the morning, for in You do I trust.” Psalm 143:8. Have you experienced a great loss? Don’t lose hope. Call on the Lord. Trust Him and keep listening. If you do, you will gain even from loss. God uses life’s reverses to move us forward.
“You have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith …may be found to praise…at the revelation of Jesus.” I Peter 1:6-7. The Bible is full of stories of God’s children who have gone through the mill: Job on the ash heap, Daniel in a den of lions, John on the lonely […]
“We have been delivered from the law… so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit.” Romans 7:6. Throughout the Old Testament, God told His people to expect some major renovation on the road between Him and them. When God sent Jesus, it seemed to the Jews as if their way to God […]
“For every man shall bear his own burden.” Galatians 6:5. Various kinds of burdens are mentioned in the Scriptures. Some can be shared, but others God intends that we carry by ourselves. Although the weight of these trials may at times seem unbearable, we eventually come to see that our Lord always has a wise […]
“My strength is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9. Diamonds are beautiful and valuable, but their beginning is common carbon – black, dirty, and combustible. Through years of intense heat and high pressure, they become pure and strong. This makes them a good metaphor for spiritual strength; God uses intense outside forces to rid […]