hardship

Bring It On (Hosea 9:7)

“The days of punishment are coming, the days of reckoning are at hand. Let Israel know this. Because your sins are so many and your hostility so great, the prophet is considered a fool, the inspired man a maniac.” (Hosea 9:7)

Have you ever been labeled as a “Jesus freak” or ridiculed for your faith in some other way? I have. And if you have, then take heart, because when you represent Christ and are mocked for it, you are surely blessed! (more…)

I Will Praise You In This Storm (Psalm 124:6-8)

“Praise be to the Lord, who has not let us be torn by their teeth. We have escaped like a bird out of the fowler’s snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psa. 124:6-8)

Amen! God delivers his children from that which seeks to destroy us, whether they be earthly or spiritual enemies. David draws an analogy to a bird trapped in a snareā€¦ when we turn to the Lord, He makes a way out! (more…)