FOR THOSE WHO HURT. WHO GRIEVE. WHO DOUBT. WHO BELIEVE.

Life is full. God is good.
Life is hard. God is good.

Sometimes, God shows up in powerful and obvious ways.

God is good.

Sometimes, though, I wonder where God is.

God seems unresponsive. Or uncaring. Or uninvolved … at least in the ways I would like Him to be.

In those moments, I need help believing… or trusting… that God is good.  

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And yet, I DO believe this to be true.

Even when God seems absent.

So, Lord… I believe. Help my unbelief.

For you ARE …  Good.

This I believe to be true, even when I do not. And this, too, is your gift.

And so… even as I wrestle with faith…
Even when the questions and the void seem bigger than the answers
or my definition of proof…. even then….  I know…  by your Spirit…    I KNOW…    that You …   are good.

Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief. For you are good.

Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief. For you are good.

You are good. You are Good.

You are …  Good.

You Are Loved (Valentine’s Day 2014)

To those for whom this day is hard, know that you are loved. You Are Loved

To those who grieve, may you sense God with you in the midst of the tears and the memories.

To those who are alone, may you sense God’s presence, holding you in his sweet embrace.

To those who are angry, may you sense God’s calming presence as you sort out the feelings and let those that need to be expressed, be expressed… and may you be safe and heard… in doing so.

To those who are misunderstood, may you sense God’s listening ear.

To those who are afraid, may you sense God’s invitation to be strong in Him.

And may we all be Christ’s love to each other, on this day… and beyond.