Sometimes the world around you just doesn’t care. They won’t notice the struggles that you face. Even those closest to you won’t see behind your faltering smile, they won’t dig behind your weary words and it feels like they turn their backs when you need them most. Sometimes it feels like you are on yourContinue reading “All Alone?”
The most jagged of edges Leaves the deepest of scars The bluntest of tongues Cause the brutalist pain When we meet on the battlefield And our characters clash There is really no end To the scars we’ll inflict The damage we cause As we unleash those words The fear and the anguish From unthought throughContinue reading “The Pain We Cause”
Sometimes there is a silence that only God can hear A scream that only God can comprehend A look that only God recognises A pain that only God can empathise with A frustration that only God can relate to A sadness that only God knows A beauty only God recognises A fear only God canContinue reading “Let Him In”
In this school of suffering, Lord, teach me your will. Help me learn that which I can learn through no other situation. Give me endurance and help me to trust you through this most difficult of times. I seek to do your will despite my suffering. Help me not to be found wanting. Amen
I spoke with God And I questioned Him I said, Lord you are all powerful and all loving Yet I see around me so much suffering I just don’t understand He stooped down and spoke gently My child, you see only in part And you understand only in part You are blind and yet youContinue reading “I Spoke With God”
When someone wrongs you they place you in a cage. They trap you. They limit your freedom. The cage may be a cage of fear, irritation, bitterness, anger, hurt or resentment. The cage can become a dreadful place in which to live. The bars can increase in number and the nights can become very darkContinue reading “Let Forgiveness Bring You Freedom”
With God there is sense in suffering, purpose in pain, there is hope for healing, power in perseverance, comfort in calamity, peace in persecution and the reality of rest, rescue and restoration.
We often see the crucifixion through the eyes of Jesus. We see how He must have suffered. We understand a little of the pain He had to endure for us. We even think about the temptation that Jesus must have had to say “enough is enough” and climb down from the cross and relieve himselfContinue reading “Greatest Time of Need”
There is a grief that only God can understand. There is a pain that only Jesus can empathise with. There is a sadness in which only the Holy Spirit can comfort us.
Being a Christian is not an easy option for the weak. Being a Christian doesn’t mean you’re protected for the future from pain and the struggles of this life. God doesn’t give the Christian the promise of being carried when things get tough, in fact Jesus promises that if we follow Him we will haveContinue reading “No Easy Options”