Do you ever feel like God doesn’t see you? Keep in mind: if you REALLY believe that the Bible is the word of God, then you HAVE to take God at His word: "Rise up, Lord God! Lift up Your hand.
Do not forget the afflicted.
Why has the wicked person despised God?
He says to himself, “You will not demand an account.”
But You Yourself have seen trouble and grief,
observing it in order to take the matter into Your hands.
The helpless entrusts himself to You;
You are a helper of the
"Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God." (Psalm 92:13) Those who are PLANTED. What does it mean to be planted? Let’s stop complicating our efforts to stay planted. You don’t have to have some amazing revelation every time you read the Bible. You don’t have to say the most eloquent prayer, you simply have to INVITE the Holy Spirit into your heart, and to read God’s word daily. Reading God's word daily is KEY. We HAVE to stay con
How would you BEHAVE if you really BELIEVED that God is CURRENTLY working on your behalf?
Hey, I know it’s rough. I’m the first one to admit that waiting can seem like the hardest thing at times, especially when we experience pain, suffering, and frustration.
But the truth is, I have never felt closer to Jesus than when I LITERALLY PHYSICALLY got down on my knees and begged for Him to help me through the day, every.single.day.
That season seemed miserable, but God produce
How many memes do you scroll past on a daily basis that say something along the lines of
“Yeah, I AM a mess-and I’m perfectly okay with it.” And how many of those memes do you double tap because, yeah, you feel like you’re kind of a mess right now; you can totally relate. I get it. And I don’t have a problem with being self-deprecating. In fact, I think making fun of ourselves, to a certain extent, is good for the soul. It brings us back down to earth. But I also can’t help
Jesus Said: “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”--Matthew 23:12 I once heard a story about two young men applying for a job at a prestigious company in Manhattan. The first man had all of the right connections, the Ivy League Degree, the flashy wardrobe, the distinguished list of internships--everything he needed to kick him straight into the position. The second man had none of those things, but he had extraordina
In college, the administration would periodically send emails touting how our university was becoming more competitive every semester. They were raising the standards for grades, ACT scores, volunteer work, etc. It dawned on me by junior year that if I had applied two years later than I had, I probably wouldn’t have gotten in. Transitioning into the real world proved to be even MORE competitive. Sometimes it seems there are endless hurdles to overcome in order to achieve our
“When you have eaten & are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land He has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God..otherwise..then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness..to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you.”--Deuteronomy 8:10-16 Sam & I just returned from our wedding & honeymoon,
I’ve now spent four summers in New York City. My first summer, New York kicked me in the butt, in the very best ways. I learned the value of TRUE hard work. I lived with four girls who taught me that Christian girls lived the ACTUAL life of joy. And that Christian girls still have wine night. My second summer in New York, I fell madly in love with Jesus. God blessed me with a friend who reminded me of myself, but who had an inner light that inspired me to offer Him my heart
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34 Sounds pretty simple in theory, right? I mean, I’m a lovie person. I like to make others feel loved. So yeah--CHECK! But then I consider this quote by Mother Teresa: “Your true character is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do ‘nothing’ for you.” Wow. THAT is not so easy. So it go me thinking. How do I love those who are DIFFICULT TO LOVE? We all h
Life is full of endless obstacles, and with those obstacles comes frustration. If you’re like me, you might verbally process your way through these obstacles. Full disclosure: this might be one of my BIGGEST downfalls. I vent CONSTANTLY. I do this not because I want to be a negative person, but because on some deep psychological level I feel like I get to the root of my frustrations by “talking things out.” So what’s wrong with that? Right? That’s what I tell myself. Maybe yo