He still is.

You’re trying to lift your hands in worship, but the weight of life has you pinned to the floor.  That’s okay; worship from the floor.  “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14 NIV.) “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among…

For the perfectionist.

This is for the perfectionist.  I may not know your specific struggle, but we can probably come together on how we think.  The enemy wants you to focus on your flawed self so much that your obsession with “holiness” mutes your effectiveness. This self-fixation is a dangerously sneaky form of pride.  Part of becoming mature…

Her blessing.

Her blessing makes me feel a bit sour, if I’m being honest.  I wish it didn’t, and I need Christ’s transformation in this.  Sometimes, we need to give ourselves a talking to about the tiny, quiet bitter feelings that accidentally become bitter walls.    So when we feel that twinge of heartburn, we give it…

Louder than our pain.

When the pain flows from your eyes onto your cheeks, let His Name flow from your lips. It may be mechanical at first. It may be a whisper. It may be through clenched teeth. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. He has an uncanny way of meeting us there in our desperate praises. Not because I said it….

Be at rest, my soul.

I‘m shoulder to shoulder with you in this muddy trench. I don’t know why life looks like it does today. But there are two things of which I’m sure— We are not alone, and we are not helpless. Faith itself is a gift from God, but we get to participate. So when the flames of…

God’s call should overwhelm us.

Has God called you to something specific? Are you suffocating under the weight of His call? Could you be trying to do it by yourself, in your own strength, on your own merit? His call comes with an essential component: dependence on Him. And I’m not just referring to His power that opens doors for…

The best you.

The best you is a you lost in Jesus.  Everyone you love fits into your love for Him, and they’re better for it.  “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it:…

Whatever it is—He is greater.

Whatever kept you up last night. Whatever has you feeling unsteady. Whatever is stealing your Joy. He is ever greater. Reach out for Him now— When I fear my wrongs separate me from You, Lord, Your perfect love drives out my fears. [1 John 4:18.] When I experience rejection, I remember You, Father, chose me.  [See…

Good News.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭NIV‬‬.) “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” ‭‭(Romans‬ ‭10:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬.) “I have come that they…