A Christmas Prayer for those Who Struggle During Christmas

He heals the broken-hearted. Psalm 147:3 Everlasting Father, I ask You to go to those whose hearts ache on Your Son’s birthday. They are hurting and lonely. Father, let them know it’s okay to give You the pain, loneliness, and frustration that rests in their hearts. Enable them through Your grace to know You are […]

God of All Comfort

It is gut wrenching to watch a loved one process grief but we must resist using platitudes and exhortations - the best way to help is to simply be with them.

One morning, I was Zooming with a group of friends about the rare gift of a friend who knows how to just ‘be’ with you as you process through grief. That friend who sits with you without offering platitudes. That friend who quietly listens and gives hugs when needed, and stays with you in your […]

Job’s Friends – Silencing the Suffering

It takes courage to sit with someone who is suffering when you don't have a solution. It takes humility to admit you don't have the answers.

When someone close to us is suffering, we suffer as well. As their suffering increases, so does our own. Hence, the temptation grows within us to try to fix them. We often give the three friends of Job a bad rap. Note the word ‘friends’ in the following passage. They knew his family well. They […]

Stop Stoning the Afflicted

Jesus never afflicted the afflicted, yet so often, the hurt and grieving are wounded by fellow believers at the very moment they need His touch.

I am often gobsmacked as I read some responses to Social Media statuses posted by people who are facing a life-altering crisis or who are afflicted by a chronic disability. While the majority of comments are appropriately encouraging and empathetic, there are always those comments that wound, offering clichéd advice. “Get past this as fast […]

It’s not Just in the Sweet By-and-By

God’s strengthening comfort is available to us today and not just in the sweet by-and-by when He dries all our tears. His comfort strengthens and bolsters us and keeps us grounded, right now, right when we need it! Video Transcript Hi and welcome back to Daily Bible Promises with a Twist. And as always, we […]

My Christmas Prayer

Christmas Prayer 2017 - For those who struggle with the Holiday season, the lonely, the alone, the suffering ones.

My Christmas greetings for 2017 and a  Christmas Prayer for all those who find the Christmas season a difficult one. May you know Him as Immanuel – God with us.   Everlasting Father, I ask you to come to those whose hearts ache on your Son’s birthday. They are hurting and lonely. Father, let them […]