Blessed Affliction (Psalm 119:67)

Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word. Psalm 119:67 As much as we don’t like the struggles of life, there can be wonderful blessings that only come to us through the experience of suffering. The psalmist acknowledges the benefit he received through the afflictions of life. God used them [...]

By |2022-03-15T08:03:20-06:00March 14th, 2022|Devotions|Comments Off on Blessed Affliction (Psalm 119:67)

Discipleship and Suffering

Is it possible to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and avoid suffering? There was a time when Peter thought it was incomprehensible that the Lord Jesus Christ would have to suffer and die. He was so sure of himself that he actually rebuked the Lord. Jesus, in turn, rebuked Peter with the words “Get [...]

By |2022-03-28T14:24:36-06:00September 29th, 2021|Blog, Discipleship|Comments Off on Discipleship and Suffering

Dealing with Despair (Psalm 119:25)

My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me according to Your word. Psalm 119:25 In this life there can be so many challenges. We can suffer greatly because of the consequences of sinful choices. No doubt many of you have felt the searing pains of loss. Your circumstances took such a serious turn that it [...]

By |2021-05-07T15:37:38-06:00May 24th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Dealing with Despair (Psalm 119:25)

Keeping God’s Promises in Context

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 There are some verses that are often quoted that can provide great encouragement to Christians. This would be one of those verses. In a world that [...]

By |2021-04-06T10:28:18-06:00March 3rd, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Keeping God’s Promises in Context

The Greatest Injustice

Remember when the Lord advised Peter and His disciples of His impending suffering and death? From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day. Matthew 16:21 [...]

By |2021-01-25T15:56:15-06:00December 30th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on The Greatest Injustice

Injustice and Opportunity

No doubt most of us long for the day that God’s perfect justice will reign on this earth, and that day will most certainly come. But for now, sin has corrupted everything. As a result, we see incredible injustices all around us. For the Christian, we must understand that when we are treated unjustly, God [...]

By |2021-01-25T15:53:25-06:00December 23rd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Injustice and Opportunity

In God We Trust

Many years ago I recall visiting with a pastor in Eastern Europe. He made the statement that in the United States we trust in too many things. We trust our government, our law enforcement, our economy, etc. He said in my country we cannot trust any of those things. We can only trust in God. [...]

By |2020-12-17T09:08:06-06:00December 16th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on In God We Trust


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