Joy in the midst of sorrow,
and hope when all seems dark.
Peace during times of turmoil,
and faith in the midst of doubt.
God never leaves us,
nor doe he ever forsake us. #Joy #Sorrow #Peace #Turmoil #God
Every one of us experiences times when life is simply difficult. When all the planets seem to be aligned against us, and no matter what we do everything appears to go wrong. At such times, we feel like curling up into a ball and extracting ourselves from life. However, that is rarely an option, nor is it ultimately the solution to the problems we are experiencing. It seems too easy to say that at such times we should turn to God, and it can be. But we must also acknowledge th
There appears to be something seriously wrong when neither our experience of God nor our experience of the church has adequately prepared us to creatively engage the world. Maybe it’s because the church is just so comfortable that it as left us with a vision of God that is less than disturbing. Consequently, it as blunted and inhibited our ability to meaningfully engage the world beyond the door of the church building. We have failed to understand that God is dangerous and un
Sometimes we get so preoccupied with life and the things that need doing each and every day that we easily lose sight of God. We become concerned with the minutia of life that God gets pushed aside. During these times, we might still have our quiet-times or practise spiritual disciplines but to all intentionality, we are simply going through our motions. Often, in the midst of these times, it’s hard to drag ourselves out of the spiritual lethargy in which we are ensconced. So