death, faith, grief, Jesus, Job, ministry, Miracles, pain, prayer, suffering, the cross

We Need to Know We aren’t Alone in our Pain

I really want to end this week on an upbeat note. My former posts this week have been deep, hard places. But I want you to know that grief no longer digs its claws in me or takes my breath away. The ache is still there, especially when the seasons change, but I’m okay. I’m more than okay. I know …

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death, grief, healing, Lazarus, Mary of Bethany, peace, prayer, sorrow, Trust

When My Lazarus Died

I am Mary of Bethany today, Lost in a sea of wondering. My friend Jesus seems far away, He has not returned my calls for healing.   I thought surely he’d answer quickly. He loves Lazarus so. But the days go by without a word, And I’m wondering where he did go.   Perhaps he had some other business to …

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Andrew Murray, death, faith, prayer, roller-coasters

When I Stopped Praying

A few years ago I road a roller-coaster ride in prayer. Up to that point, though my prayers weren’t always answered just as petitioned, they were favorable enough often enough to feel like I was hand in hand with God. I usually like roller coasters. But this one was not fun. The thrill of the ups and downs and upside downs …

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death, doubt, faithfulness, fear, God who sees, provision, rejection

Is God’s Provision Right Under Your Nose?

Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the desert of Beersheba. When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the …

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death, God's faithfulness, hope, mourning

Why should I feel discouraged? Why should the shadows come?Why should my heart be lonely and long for heaven and home,When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is he:His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me;His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me. (Refrain)I sing because I’m happy.I sing because I’m …

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