When will I see redemption?

When will I see redemption?

Reposting a popular post today that was written last year: Eight years ago tonight I walked toward a man that most everyone had given up on. I have to admit, there were many times, I wanted to give up too. I couldn’t imagine how God could clean up the mess we’d made and I couldn’t fathom how He would be glorified. I’d waited. I’d hoped. And oh, how I had wept and prayed and wept and prayed some more. When would I see redemption? How long oh, Lord? It was an endless path of looking for that day – After twenty two years and a million tears and a thousand prayers. God did slop up the mess. He was slopping it up all along. He was glorified. Not for the sake of condemnation. Certainly not because of any good thing that any of us...

How we dwell in the if-only…

You may have some real needs in your life right now: your car to be repaired, a need for food in the pantry, health issues that plague your body, maybe you or your husband has lost a job….these are real needs. What about that bigger, cleaner, more organized, more spacious home you’ve been dreaming about? What about the vision of that sleek car that never has french fries on the floorboard or mud on the back seat where your kid has placed his moody shoes? What about a husband that finally gets that you do not want him to fix your problems, but simply listen to them, take you out on a date and understand your emotional make-up without thinking your just “moody.” Or, if only your child would stop being so whiny, your husband would make more...

A right theology to your suffering

Right now, it may seem as if the cycle is endless – trials, heartaches. repeat. It seems as if as soon as you get your head above the waves, another round hits and you feel as if you are gasping for air all over again. Life is hard. It can be difficult to settle your mind on the promises of God when your mind is reeling. But, there are promises to us and there is encourage for our souls. When life shifts and sifts, contemplate on a right theology for your suffering:  I Peter 1:6-7  In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory...

May friendship, encouragement and grace abound!