In The Pain, God Is There

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. […]

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How Long the Night?

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.

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The Dark Night Rises In Colorado

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 […]

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A Tribute to Jay Williams | “He Loved Jesus”

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 […]

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Worshiping God when suffering IS a part of His plan.

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 […]

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Only Jesus Can Make Sense of Disease and Pain

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 […]

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