I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Difficulties and disappointments are guaranteed to come to every life. The outcome of every situation is our choice. We canContinue reading “Difficulties Guaranteed. Choose Outcome: Weariness or Worship.”
Yesterday we looked at the Spirit of Wisdom. Today, enjoy a look at the promise in action from a friend of mine! The lofty ideas of scripture may make our hearts soar in the pews on Sunday morning or in our morning devotion times, but those ideas brought into the trenches do even more: theyContinue reading “Wisdom in Action”
Finding the presence of God in the past brings healing to the present. God does turn messes into messages! His presence transforms even the darkest times…no matter when they occurred.
Despair and failure are part of this life. We don’t need to run in fear.
Do you have a situation–or a person–in your life who makes you face the ugly feeling of being ‘not enough.’ Maybe that feeling comes from your own view of yourself: you simply can’t rise up to loving yourself. Maybe it is something that you care desperately about–something you want to fix or do–but it is outContinue reading “Ever feel like ‘Nothing is quite enough?’”
Our human tendency is to hear and see that which promises pleasure: preferring power to persecution is human self-preservation. It is comfortable for us to be blind to Truth when it does not fit our plans and pre-conceived ideas. Our Jesus, the Nazarene, calls us to seek the Father’s perspective and His acceptance above all else. Jesus of Nazareth reminds us that God’s ways our not our ways.
Just as man erroneously judged the village of Nazareth, so, too, man mis-judges Jesus. As Isaiah prophesied of the coming Messiah, Jesus was ‘despised and rejected of men’. The plans of man have no room for suffering. Yet, God chose Nazareth as the hometown of the Savior because rejection of the world is the path to acceptance of God.
Mary shares that she questioned why God chose her to bear such burdens. She wondered why God healed others and not her. She questioned if the CP was a punishment of some sort…was God mad? Did she deserve this? Did He really love her?
Every life has a story, and every life has impact on others. Walk with my friend as he found his way from despair to hope–and seeks to help others do the same! Proverbs tells us that without vision, the people perish: God used some interesting lenses to focus the eyes of Tim…lenses one might expectContinue reading “Faith Stories: From Suicidal Despair to Living for a Legacy”