Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dealing with Your Past, General Inspiration, God's love, Trusting God 61 Comments

God, Where Are You?

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

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Trusting God 12 Comments

Grabbing Hold

He sat behind me in the airplane. He didn’t speak, but I felt him rummaging about. His occasional kicks and presses against the back of my seat. Little boy noises. Restless, “get me out of here,” stirrings.

And then I saw fingers. Five little fingers exploring the space between my and my neighbor’s seats.

Little finger tips.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Prayer, Trusting God 54 Comments

Trusting God to Answer Your Prayers

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given you, (John 15:7, NIV).

I am blessed with some very special nieces and nephews. One of my favorite people in the world is my niece, Grace Anne. After college, Grace Anne served two years with a mission organization,  Read more…

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 Names of God, Trusting God 85 Comments

God Sees What You’re Going Through


She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me [El Roi],” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” (Genesis 16:13 NIV) 

One day I was sitting on the patio with a friend, Beth, and her step-father, Sam. We were waiting for the grill to heat up before placing steaks on to cook.  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, Dealing with Your Past, God's love, Living Fully, Trusting God 65 Comments

God Sees Your Disappointment

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet without sin,” (Hebrews 4:15 NIV).

Let’s face it. People let us down. They disappoint us. And so does God. Often our experiences fall short of our expectations for God to meet all our needs the way we think He should,  Read more…