Help for the Trapped

“I am counted among those who go down to the pit;    I am like one without strength.” Psalm 88:4 In May 2011, this is what I wrote– “I feel like I am going through a meat grinder. Pushed against my will (and desire) I’m finding myself in a place I’d rather not be. My therapist confirmed todayContinue reading “Help for the Trapped”

‘A Drowning Kind of Despair’

“For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.“    2 Corinthians 1:8 “…we should all fortify ourselves against the dark hours of depression by cultivating a deep distrust ofContinue reading “‘A Drowning Kind of Despair’”

Picking Up a Stone

“They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” (John 8:7, NLT) “None knows the weight of another’s burden.” -George Herbert Definitely we must discern motives and false doctrine. We’re to be constantly aware of people and issues thatContinue reading “Picking Up a Stone”

How Well Do We Suffer?

“Some Christians are called to endure a disproportionate amount of suffering. Such Christians are a spectacle of grace to the church, like flaming bushes unconsumed, and cause us to ask, like Moses: ‘Why is this bush not burned up?’” –John Newton It seems that pain is the best teacher. I suppose as we navigate throughContinue reading “How Well Do We Suffer?”

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