There is a time in every child’s life that is of strategic importance in the direction they will choose. As a parent, I pray that all of our children will come to a certain place marked by God for revelation and transformation.
Questions come dressed in all kinds of reasons. Questions can muse and ponder, struggle and scrape, or probe and pierce. There are questions that hurt, desperate for a healing touch. Others yearn for a word of wisdom to strengthen a floundering life. Still more questions seek answers contained in solid information.…
Some things don’t come easy. And some prayers aren’t answered quickly. She looks out the window as the rain comes down in sheets. Is God listening? she wonders as she struggles to believe God will answer. If she had a dollar for each prayer she has prayed for this difficult situation, she’d be a wealthy woman by now.
Sometimes Christ asks us to go back to that place of failure or the work that seems fruitless. Sometimes Jesus tells us to try again. Some fish will not be caught in the shallows and some lessons cannot be learned in the easy victories of life.
When the nations rage and the kingdoms totter, it is our great temptation to give into the rising tides of trouble.Yet in the middle of our mess, God commands us to be rather than to do. Be still and know is one simple choice that opens the door to God’s strength.