Sometimes in this crazy, mixed up world, when our hearts are grieving and we've suffered devastating blows, when loss feels too deep, and the battle seems fierce, the most comforting words of all are just these 2: "Jesus wept." John 11:35 The shortest verse in the Bible, yet one that holds such great power. That allows us to see straight into the very heart of our God whose heart beats … [Read more...] about 2 Comforting Words in the Midst of Tragedy: Prayer for Those Who Are Hurting
God Can Bring Beauty from Ashes: He Will Not Waste Our Pain
Throughout the Bible and ancient practices, ashes have often been the symbol of deep repentance and grief. As the days of Lent begin each year, we see all around us the visual reminders of ashes on foreheads, and we are reminded of this one Truth, “…for dust you are and to dust you will return." Gen. 3:19 Not exactly a nice, happy thought to get your day going. But at certain times, the … [Read more...] about God Can Bring Beauty from Ashes: He Will Not Waste Our Pain
God, where are you?
I searched for a verse this morning to find encouragement, to find something to hold onto in this crazy world. I think the one that fits best for this day is simply this, "Jesus wept." John 11:35 Finding perspective in the midst of tragedy...it's a tricky, difficult thing at times... We ask questions that beg for answers. And sometimes the answers never come. Why? How? Is it possible? … [Read more...] about God, where are you?