Is it right for you to be angry?

“The the Lord said, “Is it right for you to be angry?” Jonah 4:4 God saw Ninveveh’s repentance and saved them.  Jonah said he went to Tarshish because he was helping God out — because he knew God couldn’t help but be merciful to this evil people.  Jonah was trying to manipulate and control God…

Psalm 119:169-176

“Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.” Psalm 119:169 Let my cry come before you.  A cry that results from knowing that you, O Lord, are the only one who understands me and knows what I need.  All my decisions have been fraught with my own…

Alone like a bird on a roof

“I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof.” Psalm 102:7 My life has emptied of people — through divorce, sickness and death.  Friendships have fallen away.  I looked around and they were all gone — these humans in whom I put so much trust and hope.  I looked to them…

Rest from sorrow

“It shall come to pass in the day the Lord gives you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear and the hard bondage in which you were made to serve.” Isaiah 14:3 Isaiah is prophesying about the fall of Babylon and the rest that the people who love him will still have. Does Babylon…

To the world, my battles are without merit

“So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law…

Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Return to Me, for I have redeemed you

“I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, and like a cloud, your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.” Isaiah 44:22 God has forgiven my sins.  But I am the one who chooses to return to Him.   I am the one who has to have the revelation that all my…

Sobesos, Turkey

The Building Inspector has come

“And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.” Isaiah 61:4 The process of our salvation brings us freedom from captivity and bondage.  Our healing eventually leads us to a point of mourning all that was lost to…