I didn’t want to cry but I’m one of those people who cries when she’s angry, and this day, I was angry. I was angry at God.
We think of love, for example in marriage, as some kind of business deal, where one person commits to loving another as long as they receive love in return. But that’s not what God means by love at all.
The Bible was written in a polytheistic culture: a culture which believed that there were many gods. But there is one thing that distinguishes the Christian God from all other gods.
We — the ones who follow Jesus — we must stop saying “God is good” only when good happens in our lives.
Me: “God, is this a sign? Should I get a lotto ticket?”. Also Me: “Don’t be ridiculous. It’s literally a sign. It’s not a sign from God.”
The words that stopped me cold weren’t shouted or even spoken angrily. They were gentle, coming through the speakers of my laptop. One sentence, spoken sweetly, that gave me chills.
Esther Fleece describes the freedom she’s found as she stopped faking happiness and started dealing with her broken past with honesty and healthy grieving.
Don’t run back to false places of safety, don’t be ruled by your fears or addictions. Instead, be lead into new places of life and freedom.
Trusting God has not been an easy journey for Adrian and Nicole Barton. They share their inspiring story of highs and lows.
Author: Rodney Olsen. We often hear of people being in the right place at the right time. When we talk about those ‘right place, right time’, moments we’re generally thinking of something good happening for someone just because they were where they needed to be to take advantage of a particular situation or opportunity. It’s as…