trials

Call On Him (Psalm 145:18-20)

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.” (Psa. 145:18-20)

Psalm 145 has so many amazing truths, and the Lord spoke to me about many situations in my life throughout its different verses. It made it hard to pick just one to share some thoughts on today! That said, verses 18-20 reminds me of his faithfulness. (more…)

Enemies on the Prowl (Psalm 59:14-17)

“They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city. They wander about for food and howl if not satisfied. But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, and my refuge in times of trouble. You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.” (Psalm 59:14-17)

The Bible mentions that David wrote this Psalm when King Saul had sent men to watch David’s house, in order to find an opportune time to kill him. If you remember, Saul was very jealous of David, and wanted to get rid of someone who he saw as a threat to his authority and throne. (more…)

Consider It Pure Joy

This week is turning out to be one of those weeks where things are so crazy that I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with all that’s going on. The fact that I’m even finding the time or mind-share to write this post right now, is a miracle in itself.

A thought just struck me though. If your life is too easy, too smooth, or too painless, then I don’t necessarily think that’s a good thing. Bear with me on this thought. I’m not saying that God wants us to live a life of constant suffering (nor am I saying I want you guys to suffer hehe). Rather, He tells us in His Word that as His children, we’re to have an abundant life, characterized by and rooted in His love, joy, and peace (John 15:11). But there is definitely something to this suffering. (more…)