Tag Archives: Struggle

Character, Reputation, and Settling Accounts

Today we see the character and reputation of Job and the character and reputation of God working together.  And we see that in terms of God’s justice, the accounts do not always settle at the end of each business day.  … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Job | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Be Still Surrender

If you’re like me, we tend to want to fight and figure out how to deal with issues, and God says, let go and relax. Our challenge is to open our hearts to the one who can calm the wind … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Psalms | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Job: No Guarantees in the Greener Grass Life

Human struggle – the trials and tests of life – are the level ground we all share.  Having it all together and being successful is not a guarantee of immunity from harm or trial. Today we see this in the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Job | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Relief in God’s Timing

God’s judgment is right and he is just.  Sometimes our endurance under our struggles, whether threat or bullying or persecution will not be resolved in our timing.  We often have to look upward in faith and proclaim: I’ll leave it … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Nahum | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stop Wrestling

The Lord has a message for each of us who wrestle with God: you must return to your God. Rather than going ahead in your own direction, wait for God, always, to provide his direction. Stop wrestling. Stop trying to … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Hosea | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Psalm 143 – Prayer Above Circumstances

Our responses to life are sometimes like the caboose following the train of our experience. We feel like we are not in control of what is happening to us, and somehow that means we are not responsible for the way … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Psalms | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Psalm 119 – Boundless Word

God’s word and his faithfulness are eternal, standing firm in heaven and continuing on earth.  This comforts the psalmist.  If God’s word had not been his delight, he is certain he would have perished in his affliction.  We can rely … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Psalms | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment