Amazing Grace

April 24, 2019

“The Lord has promised good to me;
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.”

– John Newton (1725-1807)

My Security

April 1, 2019

“Jesus Christ is not my security against the storms of life, but he is my perfect security in the storms. He has never promised me an easy passage, only a safe landing.”

– L.B. Cowman, Streams in the Desert

Walking in the Dark with God

March 31, 2019

“Beloved, never try to get out of a dark place except in God’s timing and in his way. A time of trouble and darkness is meant to teach you lessons you desperately need. Premature deliverance may circumvent God’s work of grace in your life. Commit the entire situation to him, and be willing to abide in darkness, knowing he is present. Remember, it is better to walk in the dark with God than to walk alone in the light.”

– L.B. Cowman, Streams in the Desert

Gold

March 5, 2019

“But he knows the way that I take;
when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”

– Job 23:10

A Safe Place for Sad People

October 2, 2016

“May I be bold enough to say that a church that only knows how to pray for suffering to be removed and knows nothing of praying for it to be redeemed is not a safe church for sad people.”

– Nancy Guthrie, 6 Ways to Make Your Church a Safe Place for Sad People, April 2011

A Blessed Occasion

April 18, 2016

“Receive every inward and outward trouble, every disappointment, every darkness and desolation with both your hands, as a blessed occasion of dying to self, and entering into a fuller fellowship with your Savior. Look at no inward or outward trouble in any other way; reject every other thought about it; and then every kind of trial and distress will become the blessed day of your prosperity.”

– William Law (1686-1761)

Jewels

April 11, 2016

“Afflictions are often the dark settings God uses to mount the jewels of His children’s gifts, causing them to shine even brighter.”

– Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

An Eternal Glory

March 15, 2016

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

– 2 Corinthians 4:17

A Song for the Suffering

March 8, 2016

This beautiful song by Shane and Shane features a sermon excerpt by John Piper. I’m moved to tears every time I listen.

“Though you slay me
Yet I will praise you
Though you take from me
I will bless your name
Though you ruin me
Still I will worship
Sing a song to the one who’s all I need”

 

Thy Will Be Done

January 17, 2015

“For my heart’s desire unto thine is bent;
I aspire to a full consent.”

– George Herbert (1593-1633)