A reflection on how I’ve experienced God meeting with me, inspired by Elijah’s experience with God in 1 Kings 19:8-18. I feel alone sometimes. At times it feels like wandering. Other times it feels like running for my life. On the outside I can accomplish something big for God. People see it. God shows up. It proves my faith. Right? Except on the inside I’m … Continue reading In The Pain, God Is There
Tucked inside a psalm that rejoices about God’s faithfulness in answering prayer, we find a phrase that has been used to encourage in difficult times. In Psalm 30 we find these words:
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning. Continue reading “How Long the Night?”
If anyone needed a reminder of the reality of suffering and sin, we have seen another example this morning in the early hours of The Dark Knight Rises premier. Reports are still being clarified, but the alleged suspect arrived and threw a tear gas like gas in the theater and then proceed to fire an unknown number of weapons and rounds of ammunition. As of … Continue reading The Dark Night Rises In Colorado
Jay Williams (July 11, 1980 – June 30, 2012) A Tragic End Around 4:45 pm this afternoon Jay Williams died from injuries suffered from falling off a roof while at work, eleven days shy of his thirty-second birthday. That may have been the cause of my friend’s death. But, that will never be what I remember most about him. It is during events like this … Continue reading A Tribute to Jay Williams | “He Loved Jesus”
I was reading this morning in 1 Peter and came across these two verses. “For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.” (1 Peter 3:17, ESV) “Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.” (1 Peter 4:19, ESV) Peter seems to imply that … Continue reading Worshiping God when suffering IS a part of His plan.
I came across this video of Kari Jobe singing “Healer” to a young girl who, from the video, is obviously suffering from something. I don’t know what it is. I don’t need to know. What I know is that only Jesus can make sense of this. There are many reasons, now after 13 years of dedicated service to Jesus, that I believe that Jesus and … Continue reading Only Jesus Can Make Sense of Disease and Pain