Sometimes God is just hard to get. One moment, He is breaking into our lives with His glory and majesty, answering prayer left and right. We are “living the promises!” Then, the earth seemingly erupts beneath us and chaos ensues. Friends betray us. Illness strikes. Or, like St. John of the Cross, darkness falls across our souls like a damp fog. Morning, afternoon, and evening our hearts cry out to God, but He does not answer. The situation remains unchanged.
Self-care is a hot topic these days. It is difficult to assess what it looks like to take care of ourselves in a Godly way, but when we practice self-care we honor God and His incredible blessings. There are days when I do not feel like taking care of myself. Taking a shower doesn’t seem… Continue reading Care: Caring for Our Whole Selves in a Godly Way
God can truly speak to us through any means necessary. However, the practice of silence and solitude is the most effective way to truly connect and hear from the Lord. But the Lord is in his holy Temple. Let all the earth be silent before him. Habakkuk 2:20, NLT There’s been a running theme in our devotionals lately:… Continue reading Silence: Practicing Solitude to Truly Connect with the Lord
Forgiveness can be extremely hard and the pain feels like it will never subside. What can we do to heal, when the apology never comes? What does the Bible tell us about forgiveness and remorse? Most of us learn about forgiveness and remorse early in life. In my experience, these two lessons work in tandem… Continue reading Forgiveness: Six Things We Can Do When the Pain Lingers