Just maybe this guy will sweep me off my feet and rescue me. Most women don’t want to admit it, but sometimes we become so fixated on finding the right man that we miss the deep love Christ offers. Guest blogger, Theresa Miller, shares her love story with Comforted By God today. After spending lots of time looking for a great guy, she finally discovered true love in Christ. I encourage you to visit Theresa’s blog and give her a virtual hug today. * * * * *
Shuffling into the restaurant ? about six of us near strangers scrambled to find our seats. I More >
I knew it was wrong, but I didn?t care. I was more concerned with college parties than living a life committed to Jesus Christ.
Just days after my high school graduation I boldly declared, ?God, I?m going to have fun for a while. I?ll come back to you when I graduate.? Living out my promise, I spent the next several years in total rebellion. Every now and then I would actually listen to the warnings of my conscious, leading me to visit various churches. I never hung around for long though, because it was just too uncomfortable to be confronted with More >
It’s like a gale force wind. When trouble strikes it’s never a calm day. It’s always chaotic, worrisome, and stressful. Often it brings us to our knees as we plead with God to make sense out of something unimaginable.
When I was diagnosed with a crippling autoimmune disease my life fell apart. My marriage, children, career, and relationship with God were all challenged as I attempted to cope with my limited physical abilities. Living under constant pain and stress chipped away at my fragile emotions, resulting in depression. I couldn’t enjoy even the smallest bit of happiness because I was paralyzed by fear of More >
Illness was very revealing?primarily of weakness. It wasn?t just physical frailty either. I witnessed another side of me taking shape under the kiln of suffering. My feeble body was merely a reflection of my broken spirit. I was eager for something more, something rich, something satisfying. Just as I gasped for breath with each step I took, I gasped for the truth of God. He made me hungry for Him. I found that everything I lost?my job, my hobbies, and my friends?faded in comparison to the peace and joy I found in Jesus Christ.
When I spent time in the Bible, More >
Last week I wrote about SPIRITUAL ROADBLOCKS–ordinary, mundane, routine–which keep us from maturing in our relationship with Jesus Christ. After a lot of reflection I realized one of my weakest areas is in Bible verse memorization. I must have hit a nerve because several of you commented that you struggle with that too.
Who among us hasn’t said, at one time or another, “There’s a verse in the Bible that says something like…” We may have a general idea of the verse’s content, and might even remember the specific book it’s in. But, few of us (me included!) can recall a More >
I know this is short and quick, but I wanted to send a note of encouragement on Christmas Eve. Many of you have a wonderful day planned tomorrow with family and friends. But, there are a few of you who are struggling with the circumstances of life. I’m reminded of the darkest days of my illness–pain knew no holiday. I wish I could give you a hug and help you face the day. Instead, I’ll give you what I know to be true:
The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake More >