Dealing with Hurt and Injustice
When faced with hurt and injustice, we've heard people suggest everything from "eye for an eye" to basically letting yourself be treated like a doormat. But what does Jesus call us to do? Thankfully, in Jesus, we can address injustice and hurt in a way that neither minimizes their gravity nor allows them to consume or define our lives.
Press on towards Contentment
Is is possible to be content IN a situation even if you are not content WITH the situation? In other words, is it possible to be OK even when the situation is NOT OK? Today, we wrap up the Book of Philippians as the Apostle Paul talks about the Secret of contentment...and ultimately the goodness of God's unearned, unending love.
Press On toward Hope
Everyone has hope... the only question is where to you place it? If you place your hope in God, you may not get everything you want, but you will find everything you most deeply desire.
Press On - Mission
The key to PRESS ON and win in the midst of suffering is this truth: You are:
A Saint (Set apart)
On a Mission
Lay it Down
ReActions Speak Louder Than Words - Part 3
Often times our reactions to life events are caused by a desire to control all the outcomes of life. Jesus offers you a standing invitation to put down burdens you were never intended to carry. Come to me all you who are weak and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
The most moving stories happen in the context of some kind of pain. Although we tend to avoid suffering, the Book of Esther shows us that God SHOWS UP in the midst of suffering writes stories we would have never imagined. The most amazing stories in our lives will happen not through us FORCING an outcome, but through us being FAITHFUL to the mission.
The story of Joseph in Genesis is not just a beautifully recounted story of Joseph's trails, tribulations, and redemption, it's also a story of God's sovereign hand guiding and directing all things towards our deliverance and His kingdom coming into the world.