This picture… a prayer vigil… looks of hopelessness, looks of grief… wailing… mourning… Another shooting in a city I have loved… during the trial of another police shooting The cry of my heart… HOW LONG, O LORD?
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. (Ps. 30:5) The Lord teaches me the way of the Cross and part of that journey is the gift of mourning, or the gift of sorrow. He wantsContinue reading “The gift of mourning”
There isn’t a time with only joy. There isn’t a time with only sorrow. And I’m grateful. This weekend has been full of sorrow, or should be, in our nation. But there is joy in the mix as well.
The deeper the darkness, the brighter the light.
Sometimes the only thing to pray is, “Lord, break me.” It is incredibly hard. It grates against our pride and ego and sense of “victorious living”, etc. But this may be the best prayer. And as a result, our lack of willingness to pray it is probably what holds back genuine outpouring of the Spirit.Continue reading “The hardest prayer”
Life in Christ isn’t about being burden free. Life hits us hard. Life in Christ is about knowing he is God with us. We don’t bear those burdens alone. We need to know the One who is with us. We need to know the One who is for us. There are times we sow in tears. ThereContinue reading “It is About God WITH Us”