How Do You Handle Loneliness?

Scripture The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. ~Psalm 51:17, LSB Quote If a broken heart is all you have; offer it to God. He will not despise it! ~Elisebeth Elliot Elisebeth Elliott, the wife of martyred missionary Jim Elliot, was married four…

A World Of Trouble

Scripture Darken its {Job’s birthday} morning stars and remove all hope of light, because it let me be born into a world of trouble. ~Job 3:9-10,CEV Quote I might have entered the ministry if certain clergymen I knew had not looked and acted so much like undertakers. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Wednesday is usually the day I visit the…

Sympathy

Scripture Beside the rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept as we thought of Jerusalem.  ~Psalm 137:1, NLT Quote You who are called Christians, if you be not criers, there is no spiritual life in you. ~John Bunyan Psalm 137 is an account or recollection of the Jewish exile in Babylon. The Psalmist experienced the…

Helper Of The Helpless

Scripture The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. ~Psalm 116:3, NIV Quote God’s Grace is greater than our weakness. ~J.C. Ryle We never know what a day is going to bring. I was awakened yesterday morning with the news that the…

Garments Of Gladness

Scripture For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. ~Psalm 30:5 Quote Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. ~Helen Keller David understood that God has the power to transform our…

Regret or No Regrets

Scripture He {Jehoram} was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years; and he departed with no one’s regret, and they buried him in the city of David, but not in the tombs of the kings. ~2 Chronicles 21:20, NASB Quote Its better to look ahead and prepare than…

Succour

Scripture He {Jesus} himself suffered when he was tempted. Now He {Jesus} is able to help others who are being tempted. ~Hebrews 2:18, NIrV Quote Your ministry will be forged from your suffering and this can even include failure. ~Ya’akov There is a lot of pain and suffering in this world. The fields are white…

The Broken Hearted

Scripture They have broken my heart by saying evil things about me. It has left me helpless. I looked for pity, but I didn’t find any. I looked for someone to comfort me, but I didn’t find anyone. Psalms 69:20, NIRV Quote What hurts worse than a broken heart? The fact that no one cares…

Gone Forever

Scripture Your sun will never set again. Your moon will never lose its light. I will be your light forever. Your days of sorrow will come to an end. ~Isaiah 60:20, NIRV Quote When things seem to be falling a part; they may actually be falling together. ~Image Quotes There are some great promises in Isaiah…

Many Sorrows

Scripture Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. ~Proverbs 23:31, NLT Quote If I had a dog that bit one in six of my grandchildren, I would get rid…