Comforting: Finding Purpose

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.  His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him… Continue reading Comforting: Finding Purpose

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Comforting: Seeing the Bigger Picture

Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know."  - Job 42:3 Job had lost everything.  His money, children, reputation, even his marriage was rocky.  And his friends that came to encourage him ended up heaping more coals on the fire by blaming him for all of his… Continue reading Comforting: Seeing the Bigger Picture

Comforting: Won’t Be Forsaken

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.  - Deuteronomy 31:8 It was the end of Moses's life and the end of his time as the leader of Israel.  After he gave a little pep talk… Continue reading Comforting: Won’t Be Forsaken

Comforting: Fulfilled Promises

Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her! - Luke 1: 45 This verse is my lock screen on my phone.  It has been my lock screen for over a year, between my last pregnancy and the one before. Mary had come to visit Elizabeth after an angel… Continue reading Comforting: Fulfilled Promises

Sustaining: Building Your House

Just a quick one this week.  I thought this was neat so I would point it out. The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.  - Proverbs 14:1 Of course, if you grew up with the "Wise Man Built His House Upon A Rock" song, perhaps… Continue reading Sustaining: Building Your House

Sustaining: Get Back Up

For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.  - Proverbs 24: 16 They rise again. I like this verse because it doesn't say that the righteous experience smooth sailing.  There is this idea that when bad things happen, it's because we are bad people.  But that's… Continue reading Sustaining: Get Back Up

Sustaining: Keep Going

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.  - Isaiah 43:2 My faith has been built and strengthened by God's love… Continue reading Sustaining: Keep Going