Hope Doesn’t Put Us To Shame

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. -Romans 5:3-4 (NIV) Confession: This…

Trusting in God’s Goodness

Recently, God has been teaching me a very important lesson. Actually, He’s been teaching it to me over and over again. Based on the title of this post, you probably can guess what it is. Yep. God’s goodness. But specifically, trusting in His goodness. You see, recently God has been showing His love for me…

The Fulfillment of God’s Justice

“Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus…to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus Christ.” Romans 3:24-26 The Bible tells us that our God is a just God. (Deuteronomy 32:4) The word…

Where Can I Be Restored?

“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.” –Psalm 37:7a Rest. If I’m being honest right now, I’ll admit that I don’t feel very rested. The last several months of straining ahead have added up. My soul, my mind, and my body are weary. Maybe you know the feeling. . . In a way, it’s a…

Emotions

Anger. Sadness. Despair. Excitement. Infatuation. Jealousy. Frustration. Fear. Emotions often get us into trouble, don’t they? In a moment we jump from one to another, and in a moment we spew them at everything and everyone around us. Most of the time it isn’t very pretty and we say or do rash things. For a…