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Finding Joy While We Wait | EP07

Finding Joy While We Wait | EP07

Do you struggle to find joy while you wait? And why does waiting feel so much like punishment? In this episode, let’s discuss how waiting is hard and some encouraging truths from God’s Word about finding joy while we wait. Links, Verses, and Points to Ponder: Verses mentioned: Psalm 27:14Philippians 4:11, 13Romans 8:28Mark 9:24Psalm 5:11Romans 15:13 Joy Scripture List: https://carmenhorne.com/joy-scripture-writing-list/ Scriptural Declaration: You will rejoice in God because you take refuge in Him. God’s protection will…

Recognizing Faithfulness When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

Recognizing Faithfulness When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

I’m a sister. Protective (and maybe a little bossy) describes me. I feel a kinship with Martha and Mary. Their brother Lazarus was sick, and he needed his dear friend, Jesus. The sisters sent word for Him to come. They waited. And waited. And waited. By the time Jesus arrived in Bethany to help, they had sat at the sick bed and then the death bed of their brother for several days. Talk about life…

Discovering Peace When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

Discovering Peace When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

I had a thousand questions, but most could be summed up in two words, “Why? How?” My life had settled into a comfortable flow, like a lazy river, gently swirling around in an expected path. Then my lazy river started churning like the Mississippi River after spring thaw. During tumultuous times, we feel discombobulated. As Christians, we know God is always watching, providing, and helping us course-correct. But sometimes, we wonder why the Holy Spirit…

How to Survive Your Worst Day

How to Survive Your Worst Day

Lisa Beamer (wife of Todd, a passenger/hero on the highjacked United flight 93) told an interviewer, “God says, ‘I knew on September 10, and I could have stopped it, but I have a plan for greater good than you can ever imagine.’ I don’t know God’s plan, and, honestly, right now I don’t like it very much. But I trust that He is true to His promise in Romans 8:28.”  And we know that God causes…