Wouldn’t it be great if life always ran smoothly with no hiccups or potholes? Wouldn’t that be great?! Well, dream on! The fact is life is filled with stuff that irritates, aggravates and angers us daily. Anger can come from nagging problems or insurmountable troubles. It can come from frustrating circumstances that you can’t seem to escape, or the disappointments of life that are so unjust and unfair. The sources of anger are limitless.
This is life. Continue Reading →
Ever struggle with thoughts that you are grateful no one else can see? Yikes! What a horrifying thought! But, it can’t be helped. Every person is born with a flawed human nature. Along with this come desires and cravings for things that are totally inappropriate and damaging to your relationship with God. These sinful thoughts come whether you like it or not. They just come. They are part of your human condition.
The question is, “How do you respond to these awful secret thoughts?” Do you entertain them and let them grow into sinful acts that separate you from God, or do you fight them off and protect your relationship with God? Continue Reading →
One of the hard things to achieve in life is contentment. To be content is to be OK with who you are and what you have. A contented person is not always desiring something they don’t have or getting tired of what they do have and wanting something different. To be content means to be satisfied.
It’s pretty hard to be content with your life if you are always looking at what you don’t have and dreaming of having something else. Continue Reading →
A couple of years ago I was sitting by myself thinking about things. I was down and discouraged and I began to write my thoughts down. As I began to think about things, God helped me with some very encouraging words and some admonition. You might be in the same place I was and this might serve to encourage you as well.
“As I sit here this morning, I am overwhelmed by the love of God and the ways He pours that love out to me, even when I am troubled. Continue Reading →