Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Trusting God 18 Comments

Equipped to Handle Life

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work,” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV).

When I worked in a medical office several years ago, we had what we called tray setups. On the trays were all the instruments we needed for various procedures.  Read more…

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…