Posts from December 2017

Posts from December 2017

December 15, 2017

Psalm 26:1   A lot of preachers and Bible teachers will lead you to believe that a life with Jesus is a life of blessings and comforts and eventual paradise. Jesus did promise us in eternity that those things would be true but he said our life here would be very different. He said we would suffer. He said we would face turmoil. He said we would know what it meant to…

December 14, 2017

  Psalm 16:8   What are your eyes looking to? Are you looking to your career? Are you looking to your family? Are you looking to your bank account? None of these things can provide you true security.   Only when we look to Christ and keep our eyes focused on him can we truly find security. Only in Him do we find a foundation that is solid, strength that…

December 13, 2017

Psalm 46:10 Sometimes we get so busy with life we forget the things that matter most. With cell phones ringing, obligations knocking, schedules clammering for our attention, it can be hard sometimes to remember the fundamentals. It can be hard to remembers the small still voice of God, who speaks in the silence. Have you taken a moment to stop and appreciate what God has…

December 12, 2017

Psalm 139:14   How crazy it is that we are who we are. Billions of people on the earth, each one different from the others. Some physical ways like DNA and fingerprints, some emotional and intellectual ways like personalities and strengths. God made each of us uniquely wired for the world we experience so that no two people get the same existence. We can share and…

December 11, 2017

Psalm 34:18   It’s easy to feel alone when your heart is hurting. You can have people around you and still feel so isolated. A broken heart is a hard thing to heal, and a terrible thing to feel, but in those moments we’re promised that God is close.   We’re not promised he’ll make the pain go away. We’re not promised that he’ll fix everything. But we are…

December 8, 2017

Psalm 27:1   Ever had to call in an expert? I was working on some things around the house that I admittedly knew little about when I started to feel like I was in over my head. I wasn’t sure what to do next and a little concerned I might be making a mistake and so I just stopped. I had to call an expert.   My uncle came over and helped me out. He knew…

December 7, 2017

Psalm 51:10   Sometimes we need a restart. Sometimes the weight of this world, its responsibilities, its burdens, its stressors, and its trials can harden our heart. It’s not intentional, it just happens over time. One day you wake up and feel like your heart has turned to stone. Things that used to make you smile don’t, songs you used to love seem empty, and…

December 6, 2017

Psalm 91:4   There is something beautiful about the imagery here. God covers us under his wings, pulling us in close, like a mother bird shielding its children from all the rain. Does this mean the babies never feel wet? Not at all. But it means that mother bird bears most of it for them, takes all that she can on their behalf, gives of her comfort for their safety.…

December 5, 2017

  Psalm 25:4-5   Sometimes, we have to learn. It may be uncomfortable. It may be painful. But we still need to learn. God teaches us because he loves us. He tells us no and he tells us not yet because he cares for us. He cares for us enough to make sure we learn the truth.   We may not always understand why God does the things he does, yet we can’t…

December 4, 2017

Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.   Such a beautiful and forgotten truth of the Bible. In our consumer culture, we’ve found it easier and easier to want and be satisfied with other things. We find it in our relationships. We find it in food. We find it in shopping. We find it in work. We find it in substances. We find our satisfaction elsewhere.…

December 1, 2017

Psalm 9: 9-10   Do you find God in times of trouble? Do you look to him for comfort? Do you seek him?   Those who seek after him will find a stronghold. He becomes the foundation of our joy, peace, and hope. We place our trust in Him, and he never wavers. He does not forget those who are seeking him.   What does your abiding time look like? Do you seek the…