Twelve spies go on a secret mission to explore the Promised Land. Ten come back terrified, warning the people not to proceed. Two beckon the people onward to embrace the promise of God. The people listen to the majority of the spies, and as a result, the nation of Israel spends 40 years in the wilderness.
In my quiet time this morning, I felt pressured, even a little desperate. I realized in a moment of introspection that I’m incapable of carrying all of life’s responsibility.
If I’m right – you can relate to this juggling act we call “life.”
Tonight, I felt myself simultaneously slipping and paralyzed because of a hundred good things. I grew up learning about the will of God. Romans 12:2 calls His will, “good, acceptable, and perfect.” That’s where I want to live. Yet often I find myself so scared of missing the will of God that I don’t do […]
If there’s ever a question about faithfulness, it’s on us, not God. “If we are faithless, he remains faithful— For He cannot deny Himself.” Those words written by Paul (2 Timothy 2:13) need to sink into my soul. For the mornings I feel distant Yesterday morning I was angry with God. The issue I faced wasn’t significant […]
In the summer of 2010, I met a kid named Nick at a summer camp where I worked. When I met Nick, I decided that I wasn’t going to let this connection slip past me. For a semester I forced myself to call him week after week and invite him to my youth group (if […]