He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow]. PSALM 147:3 AMP Have you ever felt like you were at the end of your rope? Are you at a place where you don’t care if you live or die? Are drugs and alcohol a substance that just numbs…
Are you dreading the drama this morning? Is your work world full of stress? Is Monday your least favorite day of the week? Is there someone you just don’t want to see? Are you afraid others will learn secrets from your past or worst yet, present? . . .
It’s Forgiveness Thursday, and some of my friends are hurting today. I have some friends who have had a recent relationship break up. I also have some friends who have recently had to say farewell to a family member who has passed. It doesn’t get much tougher than saying goodbye when you don’t want to, or feeling rejection. It’s a time when . . .
Have you ever felt like someone was just driving you crazy? Does the way your neighbor behaves get under your skin? Do you sometimes think you are going to lose your mind if you are around a coworker for one more minute? Has someone ever betrayed your trust . . .
Is there anything you cannot be forgiven for? Have you ever asked yourself this question? The answer is YES! We must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Any variation is unacceptable. I have found that many of my more educated friends tend to try to reason their own answers instead of trusting in what the Bible says. These folks read . . .
Have you ever wanted to do something, but felt held back by your current circumstances? Do you ever get frustrated because you are not physically able to do all that you want to do? Are your finances keeping you from making a difference in the world? Are relationship problems bogging you down and keeping you from doing what God has called you to do? Is your job too demanding to allow you to use your gifts to change the world? . . .
Have you ever felt empty? Have you felt like no matter what you do, you can’t find happiness? Is being content something you can’t seem to wrap your mind around? Are you an overachiever, a workaholic, a perfectionist or something similar? . . .
Do you ever feel like you are unable to make positive change? Do you feel like the world is too big? Then, I have good news. The smallest of changes are viral in the scheme of changing the world . . .
Sometimes we get in a rut of going through a day-to-day routine, which can wreak havoc on our relationships and our self-esteem. We can get so caught up in what we are focused on that we lose who we are and what we believe in. At the end of the day we don’t feel like we have enough time to enjoy life. We may not even think we are not worthy of God’s love. . .
I’ve noticed that many people get caught up in the “how to” of prayer. I understand fully, because I’ve been there. I have been to prayer classes, where books have been passed out on what to pray for in various situations. I have read books trying to understand how to pray publicly and what to pray. I’ve listened closely and . . .
Just about every Wednesday I encourage you to use your gifts to change the world, and I have discussed how we all have different gifts. Have you ever wondered what can I do? How can I make a difference? . . .
In many ways Christian life is like a diet. We learn how to behave and what to do from reading God’s word. If we follow Biblical teachings, slowly we will grow and see the benefits. What happens when we want to do something that we know we shouldn’t do (i.e. lie, cheat, steal, have affairs, gossip, hurt others, etc.)? What happens when we are tempted? . . .