Tag: despondent

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.14.2021

In the overnight hours, the scripture from Isaiah 9 promising a Messiah, someone to carry my burdens and set me free, ran through my mind. Isaiah foretells the birth of a child followed by qualifying phrases that describe what the Messiah will accomplish and the kind of person he will be to his people. The …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.06.2021

Three years ago I started this blog. The post today is reprinted from my beginning days of writing. Friday as I was writing, my reading took me to Psalm 46, quoted at the end of this post. It invited me to pause again and remember that God is God and I am not. I hope …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.26.2021

9I have called you back from the ends of the earth, saying, ‘You are my servant.’ For I have chosen you and will not throw you away. 10Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.16.2021

There is a nursery rhyme about the wise old owl who lived in an oak that goes like this: A wise old owl sat in an oak,The more he heard, the less he spoke;The less he spoke, the more he heard;Why aren’t we all like that wise old bird? Author Unknown The moral of this …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.13.2021

This week has been a stormy one. Three days in a row, powerful thunderstorms moved through our area. High winds caused trees to blow over and power to go out in many places. The debris in my yard is unlike anything we have experienced in the fifteen years we have lived here. As I look …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.11.2021

4Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? 15What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever? 16And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? 2 Corinthians 6:14-16 This …