What if we really believed that being loved was our starting point with God, before we do anything good or bad?
If Jesus, who will one day resolve every groan in his good creation, was subject to the groan, shouldn’t we expect to be also?
If only we knew now what we will one day know about our own work and how it fits into God’s overall plan to save and heal the world.
I know that many pastors say it’s impossible to let your guard down with the members of your church.
We aren’t lonely because something is wrong with us. We are lonely because something is right with us.
God is my refuge on one hand, and the darkness is my companion on the other.
When a friend is caught in addiction or destructive behavior, the loving thing to do is to help them out of it through intervention.
He will not merely help us turn over a new leaf; he will actually give us a new life.
Because God put Jesus away on the cross, he will never put us away.
Do you recognize that an inability to enjoy children is not representative of a defect in the children, but of a defect in us?