God gives good gifts. Have you ever thought about the fact that God wants to give you good things? Do you ever question His goodness? Like when your prayer isn’t answered the way you had hoped, or the job didn’t come through that you desired, or when a friend leaves your life? When we first introduced Selah, our four pound Pomeranian to the family, God gave me an analogy of why He sometimes withholds something from me that I want. Something that I think would be good for me. Read more for what I learned.
We are all facing problems today between relationship difficulties, financial hardship, legal problems, job loss, health problems, and deaths of loved ones and friends. But, God is greater than our problems. We can strive in our own might or surrender to Him. We can choose the stress of trying to do it all or surrender it all to God. Read more for how God shows how He is greater than our problems with examples in the Bible.
We all go through seasons in our Christian walk. In some seasons, we are full of faith, close, and growing, and other seasons we may feel dry and maybe even distant. It’s comforting to know that God will meet us where we are. Whether we’re full of faith in God and our relationship with Him, or wondering if He sees us or knows our name.
Jenn Hand thought she was living her yes life of faith. Yes, God, I will go wherever, do whatever, walk in faith however you ask me to. But, in her surrendered yes, she learned how fear can stop you. When she encountered fear, she discovered three steps that helped her move from fear stops to faith steps.
Are you in the midst of trials and tribulations? How do you make it through? Why do you make it through? When I was in the midst of the hardest times of my life, I discovered the how and the why of trusting God. The difficulties led me on a path of discovery.
Have you ever created a wish list for Christmas as a grown-up? This year, what I wanted more than anything for Christmas was peace for my family and peace for my heart. As I read over Philippians 4:6-7, God’s command to tell Him what we need really jumped out at me. What I wanted most was something only He could provide. Asking God for what I need became the impetus for My Grown-Up Christmas Wish List. It’s not just for Christmas, but for the whole upcoming year.