Isaiah 54 Promises

“Fear not; you will no longer live in shame.     Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you.” -Isaiah 54:4a, NLT Can we claim the promises in this chapter even though they are about Israel? Yes. However, like Israel, we may not see their fulfillment in this life. It may be an end times … Continue reading “Isaiah 54 Promises”

Gift of Suffering

  For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him… -Philippians 1:29, NIV While the context of this verse is more precisely about persecution for professing Christ as Lord, I claim this for myself and any unjust suffering in general. Suffering seems to … Continue reading “Gift of Suffering”

Marry Someone Who Is NOT Ambivalent

When choosing a spouse, I recommend NOT marrying someone who demonstrates ambivalence about the union. This is a lesson I learned from my first marriage ending. When you are with someone who is less than eager to “tie the knot,” it may spell problems down the road. Besides, you are worth being with someone who … Continue reading “Marry Someone Who Is NOT Ambivalent”

God Will Not Refuse to Receive You!

“Failures are events, NOT persons.” -Anonymous psychologist (emphasis mine) “Even if my father and mother abandon me,     the Lord will hold me close.” -Psalm 27:10, NLT These two quotes ministered greatly to my ravaged soul during the aftermath of discovering adultery and getting divorced. The power of the statements are tied to the lies they address. … Continue reading “God Will Not Refuse to Receive You!”

Trust God, Fear NOT “Man”

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. -Proverbs 29:25, NIV If God is for us,who can be against us? -Romans 8:31b, NIV Trust God, Fear NOT “Man!” My anxiety often escalates when I start concerning myself with the opinions of “man” over what I know is God’s verdict … Continue reading “Trust God, Fear NOT “Man””