Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Living Free, Living Fully, Trusting God 32 Comments

Believing God Knows Best

 

“In all their distress he too was distressed,” (Isaiah 63:9 NIV).

 

When bad things happen we may never understand the why. God tells us, “’For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the LORD. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts’” (Isaiah 55:8-9).  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully 24 Comments

Gratitude Changes Everything

“Give thanks in all circumstances,” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV).

Paul wrote the Thessalonians, “Give thanks in all circumstances,” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). We read that verse and think it rather nice. So we slap a sloppy coat of thanksgiving on life and go about our day. In reality, most of us are thankful for very little.

Notice the Bible doesn’t command us to feel thankful in all circumstances.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dealing with Your Past, General Inspiration, Knowing God, Listening to God, Living Free, Living Fully, Trusting God 14 Comments

Disappointment with God Part 2

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).

As you live and move and have your being in Christ, at some point, difficult days will come. We live in a fallen world, and suffering is simply a part of it.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Living Free, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Renewing your mind with the Truth 21 Comments

The Enemy’s Lies

The Enemy’s Lies
Today’s Truth
“The thief (Satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10 NIV emphasis added).

 

Friend To Friend
“Now the serpent…”  The great deceiver clothed himself as a serpent and slithered up to Eve with a game plan to destroy God’s prized possession.   Read more…