Tag Archives: Faith

Why We Struggle to Pray

Thomas Watson, one of those old Puritans, nails us perfectly, when he wrote, “Jesus went more willingly to the cross than we do to the throne of grace.” Continue reading

Posted in Faith and Practice | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Improvement of Trouble

God knows you cannot love trouble. Yet for the blessings that it brings, He can make you pray for it. Continue reading

Posted in Faith and Practice | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Yet I Will Rejoice

“Though the fig tree should not blossom,  nor fruit be on the vines,  the produce of the olive fail,  and the fields yield no food,  the flock be cut off from the fold,  and there be no herd in the … Continue reading

Posted in Faith and Practice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When we stand firm in our faith in God, our feet are on solid ground.  His word is true and never changing.  He is more unmoving than Gibraltar, mightier than Everest, stronger than diamonds. Continue reading

Posted in Faith and Practice | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Slow Growth in a Fast World

Growth in the Christian life doesn’t just happen, and it certainly doesn’t happen quickly.   Simply growing older doesn’t bring maturity in faith and understanding. Continue reading

Posted in Faith and Practice | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

At Home in the Brokenness

There is a beauty in brokenness; a grace found here that is rare elsewhere. No one asks to be broken, and yet it is only in our brokenness that we truly come to see and know the extent of God’s grace and mercy towards us. Continue reading

Posted in Faith and Practice | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dealing with Questions and Doubts

Ask questions. I think it was Anselm who said, “Theology is faith seeking understanding.” But the flip side asking is you have to be ready and willing to find the answer. Continue reading

Posted in Faith and Practice | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment