A life of unanswered prayer Accustomed to silent years of disappointment I expect failure and not success: How can I hope in You? As the Psalmist sang: “By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept. How can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?” Where O Lord is your victory? Where is you mighty hand? Where is the sign of your favor and love? Yet my trust in You is unbroken. You give me faith in your goodness, No matter what happens to me. My faith for the future is broken, my hope is crushed. I looked for your salvation, Your mighty works on the earth, And my eyes have grown weary with waiting. My heart is overcome with sorrow Because of the sins of the earth and the death of the innocent. Why do you remain silent? Where is your power and why is your justice not on display? Where are you when we cry out to you for deliverance? Lord, we are without power or strength We cannot redeem the earth. Our voices are stilled, our tongues are mute. When we speak, they do not listen. If they hear, … Read more
We are in a season where we are separated and have to have communion with our families in our homes, which is like the time the Hebrews were hiding in their homes during Passover, as the last plague in Eqypt took the firstborn children of the Egyptians. Our Communion with Jesus should extend to care for our neighbors… those hungry and without.
If Jesus were here today in this room, how many of you would doubt that you could go up to him and he would heal you? You believe he would because that is what he did when he was on the earth. Did he ever turn anyone down who came to him? No. It says “he healed them all…”
Pardoned or Paroled?: Escaping a Prison of Guilt to Find Freedom in Christ, Kindle Edition by Jefferis Peterson (Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review Do you feel sad, guilty, unworthy, or ashamed? Does it seem that no matter what you do, you can’t live up to God’s standards? Are you always trying to be on your best behavior, but still feel like you aren’t being good enough? If you always have the feeling you are being watched and judged, then you know what it means to be living on parole. God does not want you to live that way. He wants you to know his love. He wants you to feel freedom and joy. See all 3 formats and editions Kindle $0.00 kindle unlimited logo Read with Kindle Unlimited to also enjoy access to over 1 million more titles$0.00 to buy Paperback $15.00
A Musical Plea to Become Like Christ, from the examples set before us in the Scriptures. Lyrics
Everyone can be troubled by remembering misdeeds from the past. Guilt is Satan’s playground. He loves to cause endless remorse and guilt, because it divides us from God who has forgiven us. If you have confessed your sins but still live under condemnation, you are listening to the wrong voice.
Letting go of the past requires forgiveness. If you do not forgive the things done to you, you will keep reliving the pain every time your are reminded of it or will react with fear and anxiety if you are ever in a similar situation, even if there is no real threat. Sometimes the hardest things to forgive are not things done to you, but done to someone else that you care about.
A guilty conscience is a constant accuser. You can’t escape from yourself. But there is a way to find peace with a cleansed conscience.
The Supreme Court upheld religious liberty and freedom of conscience in its 5-4 decision on Monday, and in doing so, avoided the same mistake the Court made when it upheld the rights of slave owners in the Dred Scott decision and ensured the Civil War. The Dred Scott case not only restored the rights of slave owners to recapture runaway slaves in the Northern States, but made those who did not believe in slavery complicit in their capture and return. In other words, it forced those who hated slavery to comply with slavery by handing slaves back to their masters. This legal decision to deny freedom of conscience only served to strength Abolitionist sentiment and helped precipitate the Civil War. Noting that then, as today, we have a sharply divided country on the issue of just “who” is entitled to the protection of life and liberty, that narrowly divided Supreme Court is reflective of that divide. The belief that abortion is indeed murder is a conviction that will not disappear with the stroke of the judge’s pen, as has been amply demonstrated by over 40 years of conflict and social disaffection. However, this decision is a lesson for the Church … Read more