“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” (Romans 12:12) Pretty simple, right? Rejoice at having hope, patiently endure tribulation and pray consistently. Sure, so how about finding hope to rejoice at in the midst of tribulation? Remembering to pray consistently when your head was bashed around in a car wreck, you have add, and a pressing novel demanding to be written . . . well maybe that one is just me. Of course its when we most need to pray and when we’re the weakest that we can let ourselves be distracted. Let’s pick ourselves up today and seek our balanceRead More →

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:11-13) Jeremiah 29:11 is a verse many Christians have on their list of favorite verses, myself included. We all go through times where we have nothing else to hang onto in life but the promise that, despite our current evil circumstances, God’s plans for usRead More →

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (Romans 8:35,37) Paul is long winded, so for the full scope of what he is saying, we need to read chapters seven and eight of Romans in one sitting, or at least 8:26-39. The most crucial context to these verses appears to be, “If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, howRead More →