Tag: doubt

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.18.2021

There are times in my life when the sparkle left my eyes. When I look at pictures from those times, I see dull, sad eyes. Perhaps no one else notices, but I remember. The writer of Genesis describes Laban’s daughters quite differently. If indeed the writer was contrasting the two daughters, Leah must have been …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 1.14.2021

While this song is quite lengthy – over twelve minutes – it is worth every moment. May God use this song to restore hope in your desert place! What phrase or description of God in the song meant the most to you? What do you relate to the most in these accounts of desperation from …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 1.13.2021

In my consideration this week of Hagar’s interaction with the One who sees her and my subsequent delve into how God sees his people, I came across this beautiful picture of how God’s care for his people. 10In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 1.12.2021

6I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. 7Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. 8Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.07.2021

Blamelessness – faultless, innocent, unblemished, without blame. In a world filled with shame, blame and pointing fingers, I long to be seen through the eyes of grace. I am not perfect — not by a long shot — but the word of God tells me that I am chosen to be blameless. My heart skips, …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.25.2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS! In case you missed it yesterday, listen to the real reason for the season, compliments of Charlie Brown! So maybe this year is different than last. It’s okay. The reason we pause to celebrate is still the same! Jesus was born and someday he will come back to take us home with him! …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.11.2020

10He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. 11He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 12But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.10.2020

1In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He existed in the beginning with God. 3God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. 4The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. 5The light shines …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.09.2020

1“Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Malachi 3:1 6God sent a man, John the Baptist, 7to tell about …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.01.2020

7How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns! 8The watchmen shout and sing with joy, for before their very eyes they see the Lord returning to Jerusalem. 9Let the ruins of Jerusalem break into joyful song, …