Learning Pain

How do you handle pain as a believer–the physical kind especially? What do you do when you want to curl up in a ball, and to disappear? Pain isn’t in God’s original plan, it’s entered our world through human rebellion and sin. We who hurt must be aware of this. Pain isn’t normal, but yet–it’sContinue reading “Learning Pain”

Getting Past Your Past

“For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.”  2 Corinthians 7:10, NLT “You will have mercy on us again;  You will conquer our sins. You will throw awayContinue reading “Getting Past Your Past”

Spellbound Captives of the Night

  “We are all infected and impure with sin.       When we display our righteous deeds,       they are nothing but filthy rags.    Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall,       and our sins sweep us away like the wind.” Isaiah 64:6, NLT There are bad things that happen to us— ugly, awful and evil things, that onlyContinue reading “Spellbound Captives of the Night”

Grace: Be All You Can Be

“Grace is given to heal the spiritually sick, not to decorate spiritual heroes” –Martin Luther There exists a mentality among Christian believers where our faith will somehow grant us a pile of ‘nice things.’  This concept tells us that material possessions are a sign of His blessing.  If we just have enough faith, we willContinue reading “Grace: Be All You Can Be”