Posts Tagged ‘suffering’

A Prayer for the Hurting

Gracious Lord and Savior, Thank you for being our Great Physician – for healing us spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Thank you for sleep that restores. In our slumber, we recognize that you never slumber, and while we sleep, you are wide awake and often restoring us to health and energy. Each morning, your mercies […]

Jesus, I Am Wrestling, Wrestling

In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul says he will gladly “boast in his infirmities.” It’s a bit of an odd statement, if you ask me. Not only does it contradict the way the world operates, it also seems to contradict his statement in Galatians 6 that says God forbid that I should boast except in the […]

He Is Enough

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. ~Ps. 23:1 This sentence has always come across as fragmented to me, as if the author got interrupted, tacked a period, and penned the rest of the Psalm later. What shall the Psalmist not want? Anything? Only the blatantly sinful? A double scoop of ice cream? […]

Giving Thanks for Good and Bad Fortune

I love this time of year, when friends and family gather ’round tables graced with turkey and giblets, stuffing and mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. It’s fitting to feast, as a picture of bountiful blessings we’ve been given. Of course, it’s also fitting to express our gratitude, which typically sounds something along these […]

Splashes of Hell

Before I talk about splashes of hell, I’m going to give you a splash of honesty: I’ve been growing increasingly sick and tired of being sick and tired. Rather than go into boring specifics about that, I’ll just say that because of my crabby patty attitude, I recently asked the Lord to give me a […]

This Is The Finger Of God!

  We were only ten minutes into the sermon entitled The Itty Bitty Fingers of God and the story of Egypt being plagued with itty bitty lice when my second born nudged me with her elbow. With her own itty bitty finger, she pointed to her order of service. I leaned a little closer, thinking […]

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