This present trial, these hard circumstances and messy hearts — they are here but for a moment. This will not last forever. Even more so, they are working for us a glory that is brighter, more amazing and this will last forever. So fix your eyes on the things unseen. Still your heart before Him, my friend, and lay down your heart. Lay down your hurt. Surrender your all to the Maker of your heart, knowing that His are gentle hands and they are holding your heart together. Look at the things which are not seen, listen to the voice of Truth that echoes bright in your heart for that small moment.
Oswald Chambers wrote, “It is the work that God does through us that counts, not what we do for Him.” These words are such that I am reminding myself of a lot these days. You see, I start measuring success so easily. I set up standards and then feel like a failure so often. With my […]
I spent last week at a conference in Sweden, like I do most summers. It was a week of sitting and listening to great teachers with a heart for the people of God. A week of pouring out worship and praising our good Father. There were moments of fellowship and hearts shared. All in all, […]
I stand there, on the edge of grace — and I take a step back, two steps, three steps. I am known by the state of my heart now: failure, spelled with a capital FAIL. My soul crumbles, for the weight of failure is only heavy. It’s hard to breathe. I call out an excuse, […]