Many of us are dealing with situations and circumstances that do not stimulate or promote happiness. Is joy still possible?
I remember walking into a dorm room filled with worried, crying young women and my granddaughter said, “This is my grandma. She’s a prayer warrior.”
How do we cope with the ever-growing plague of loneliness? In my life, the spiritual disciplines of silence and solitude remind me I'm not alone.
I wonder how many fake, cheap, worthless things I have been hanging on to that God wants to remove so He can fill my life with His good and perfect gifts.
We watched as the master glass-blower took a shapeless, ordinary-looking piece of glass, subjected it to the intense heat of a fiery furnace, and transformed it into a beautiful work of art.
I wonder how many times you have experienced the “Saturday emotions” of the disciples when your hopes are dashed, the future is scary, and grief and disappointment abound.
One can almost breath in the excitement and expectation of new prospects, new resolutions, new hopes, new opportunities, new possibilities. May I offer this one practical suggestion?
In a world that is getting increasingly polarized and where people are pitted against each other, we are never alone or unnoticed by Jesus.
Prayers may not be answered the way we want or at the time we want, but when we choose to trust that His power is enough to use all things for our good and His glory, we can find contentment in all circumstances.