Soul Care

BY WAY OF THE WILDERNESS

BY WAY OF THE WILDERNESS

Sometimes, life doesn’t turn out the way we planned. The death of loved ones, unemployment, unfulfilled dreams, failed relationships, denied visas, sickness… the list goes on.

There are some chapters in life that we just don't understand. They seem to derail us from the journey we expected to be on, the milestones we thought were certain. All of a sudden, we find ourselves on a different path, reeling with grief, confusion, and anger. We want answers, we want clarity, but these don't come. It's in these moments, that we approach a fork in the road, leaving us with two options. Do we continue to trust that He's good? Do we press in to believe the truth that He's got this; or do we allow for doubt to be planted into our souls and start questioning His goodness? Is He really a God to be trusted? 

BRUISES

BRUISES

One morning as I was spending time in the presence of the Lord, I asked—confident I had no outstanding issues, and things basically covered—“What do You want me to see?” 
I got the word “bruises.”  

That’s kind of a funny word, isn’t it? While I have forgiven everyone I can think of who had ever hurt me, I realized then that I still might have a few bruises. That got me thinking.