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Take the bench when He offers it with great joy, dear friends. It is His grace to show you your limitations, because in them you will be able to see more fully that He has none. And as Paul learned to rejoice in His weaknesses because in them He knew the grace of God more completely, may we rejoice in our limitations and see with heaven-set eyes that only He can do it all. The bench just might be the place you need to see this from.
If you were to flip through my journal and glance at the past few months, you would see entry after entry of heartache, desperation, and longing. The past 100 days have been filled with trial, suffering, and trudging through a dark valley. Yet, through it all, Jesus has been so faithful. Here’s a bit of my story. – Gretchen
Good = morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; profit or advantage, worth; benefit
“I say to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.'” Psalm 16:2
Grab a cup of coffee and meet Becky Bennett, today’s “A Life Lived Beautifully” feature!
Is your heart weary today? Does your soul feel broken, shattered from the trials of life? Let us remember His nail pierced hands that bear the marks of suffering so that we might be able to walk in eternal life. No heart, no body, no mind has ever been broken to the degree of being unfixable by the hands of our wounded Savior.
Comfort is a peculiar concept. Even just this afternoon, I couldn’t wait until I could change into my comfy clothes after a day of travel and work. Comfort in many ways represents rest for us safety and security. Comfort is most often the road that leads to spiritual satisfaction that turns into spiritual complacency and ends up in the dead end of spiritual ineffectiveness. It is a downward spiral crafted by this world to make us crave the temporary and miss the eternal in today. Satan wants us to jump on the comfort bandwagon. There is no thrill, no risk, no extreme life lessons in comfort, just soft t-shirts, cozy bedspreads, hot showers, and bowl full of mac n’ cheese (all the things I run to when I just want to be comfortable).
Good = morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; profit or advantage, worth; benefit “I say to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.’” Psalm 16:2 My brain has been trying to understand the goodness of God lately. When doubt arises, there is a conflict between my definition of good versus Scripture’s definition. In many ways, they don’t […]
Reading: Ruth 1:3-5 Good Morning Ladies! Below is a post written from my sweet Momma two years ago. She was in the hospital due to numerous health complications, and in many ways I felt my world was crumbling. I received the news that she was in ICU on my way home from my honeymoon and spent the […]
The sky grew black as the sun hid behind the horizon. The entire world was about to change. The disciples had just finishing reclining at the Passover with Jesus and were still thinking about his words. “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” What did Jesus mean? How was […]
Grab your 1 Peter reading guide here! Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian woman in Sudan, was sentenced to death for her faith this week. 8 1/2 months pregnant with her second child, she sits in shackles at this very moment waiting for a trial that will cost her life. Her husband, Daniel, a believer as […]
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