When I was about 20 I was the victim of a crime. It happened more than 40 years ago and the incident rarely comes to mind anymore. I was an innocent victim and yet I live with the occasional remembrance of a traumatic experience perpetrated by someone else. Have you ever been deeply hurt by the sinful choices of another person? Maybe you are suffering right now with a profound
The dictionary defines adversity as “a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune”. It could be an ongoing health issue, trouble in your marriage or with another relationship, opposition in your work, financial hardship, or any number of other struggles. Right now I know people who are facing each of these situations. Maybe you are deep in the mire of adversity as well. There are a variety
I go east, but he is not there. I go west, but I cannot find him. I do not see him in the north, for he is hidden. I look to the south, but he is concealed. Job 23:8-9 In times of prolonged darkness, loneliness, pain and struggle, where is God? I mean, I know what the typical Christian answers are:– He’s working behind the scenes to bring good out of
In the Winter, things can look bleak. The sun doesn’t shine for days. Many things in nature look dead. The cold weather can keep you inside – isolated from others – longing for a change of season. Then slowly, temperatures begin to rise. The sun peaks its head from behind the blanket of grey in the sky. A change of season is approaching. We hear Christians talk about their “seasons”.
Sorry I am a few days late with my post this week. I’ve been dragging my feet on this one… I knew the day would come when I would need to blog about this topic. Actually I started writing this from a “matter of fact” perspective, where I would list several Biblical figures who struggled with being “downcast”. Then I would list several “you may feel depressed now, but these
In the weeks after my daughter was born the anxiety, mood swings, and exhaustion were different than the mild “baby blues” I’d had with my first child. I didn’t know what to call it at the time, I just knew I was sinking into a very dark place and normal activities became so hard that sometimes I had to remind myself just to breathe. I started having panic attacks and I cried