Hope deferred

Hope deferred Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life. – Proverbs 13:12 Psalms 119:81 I am worn out waiting for your rescue, but I have put my hope in your word. Psalms 73:26 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strengthContinue reading “Hope deferred”

Ineffective prayer ∙

Ineffective prayer ∙ The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. – James 5:16 James 5:16-18  16 The energized prayer of a righteous man is able to do much.  17 Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three andContinue reading “Ineffective prayer ∙”

Wise living

Wise living If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise. – Proverbs 15:31 Proverbs 15:31-32  31 He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.  32 He who neglects discipline despises himself, but he who listens to reproof acquires understanding. Criticism is part and parcelContinue reading “Wise living”

Healing hurts ∙

Healing hurts ∙ Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. – Colossians 3:13 Ephesians 4:31-32  31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slanderous talk, as well as all types of evil behavior.  32 Instead, be kindContinue reading “Healing hurts ∙”

Spiritual breathing ∙

Spiritual breathing ∙∙ Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. – Colossians 4:2 Ephesians 1:15-19  15 Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,  16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly,Continue reading “Spiritual breathing ∙”