When it comes to discernment, the biggest distinction for me is head vs. heart. I'm making a habit of asking God what He wants whenever I am faced with a decision and am praying for God to pull my heart in His direction.
If God doesn't answer my prayers in the way I ask, in the time frame I ask, what then? Even if He doesn't, I'm going to choose to remain faithful, because who He is does not change based on circumstances.
We aren't always called to fix situations. Sometimes, we are just called to walk with others on their journeys, and that presence is a true gift.
Gratitude doesn’t make the grief disappear, but with God’s grace there can still be gratitude and deeper experiences in the midst of grief.
Everything bad that's happening both in our world right now and in people's personal lives is nothing compared to the glory to be revealed to us. We were created for eternity with God!
As difficult as surrender is, it's an opportunity for me to be the best version of myself by being led by God, the one who knows my heart and purpose better than I even do.
Words on a license plate frame stopped me in my tracks, but the lesson didn't end there. I'm grateful for the moments when God gives me a little glimpse of what He is up to, especially when the situation seems counterproductive from my vantage point.
Life gives us more than we can handle, but God's grace is sufficient!
The first time I learned that faith and feelings don't always coincide, my mind was blown. God is a still pillar of hope in the midst of any emotions we experience though, and God never changes.
Without the crucifixion, there would have been no resurrection.