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I’m in the middle of writing an article on loneliness as a means to drive us deeper into God’s heart and was just struck by the passage this nugget came from. The context is distress and anguish, feeling the grip of death’s crushing pull. Maybe you can relate. But the author of this psalm lifts his eyes above his circumstances and prays for deliverance. He meditates on the character of God; how He is gracious, righteous, and merciful. He remembers what God has done; how He preserves the simple and rescued him when he was flat on his back, hopeless and alone. Then comes verse seven. Circumstances haven’t changed for the author but, then again, God’s worthiness to be worshipped has never been contingent on ideal circumstances. No matter what our lives might look like right now, no matter how uncomfortable or excruciating our circumstances might be, if we have been redeemed by Jesus, we have every reason to “return to our rest;” for the the Lord INDEED has dealt bountifully with us. And He is worthy of our praise and confidence right here. •••• [Also, 1) this is not a staged photo and 2) you should go read all of Psalm 116 for yourself.]
Happy birthday to the best big sister! 🥳 You are as genuine and intentional as they get; you love deep and feel big, and I’m so thankful for your heart and life. 💜 Additionally, I’d like to know how much you were paid to hug me in this photo.
“Do not despair, dear heart, but come to the Lord with all your jagged wounds, black bruises, and running sores. He alone can heal, and He delights to do it. It is our Lord’s office to bind up the brokenhearted, and He is gloriously at home at it.” -Charles Spurgeon
“Theologians who limit the means of grace to overtly redemptive religious practices miss something about the God who speaks without words in the theater of His creation.” -David Powlison

Follow me as I follow Jesus

Hot off the Presses – September/October RTM Magazine

real truth matters magazine

It’s here. It’s here. It’s here.

*Happy dance*

After months of interviewing, writing, designing, editing and praying through each story, it’s like Christmas morning when a new issue of Real Truth Matters Magazine is released.

I’m especially excited about this one.

Official Teaser:

A couple on the brink of divorce.
A small boy torn from his martyred father.
A South American tribe who think Judas Iscariot is the hero in the story of Jesus Christ.
What do these people have in common?
Redemption, grace, and the love of the heavenly Father.
Read their stories plus so many more in the September/October issue of Real Truth Matters Magazine.

Why am I excited about this issue?

Good question. Thank you for asking.

I’m excited because of the missions emphasis with stories of Steve Saint (son of martyred missionary Nate Saint) and the Waodani Indians in Ecuador, of Gary Dawson and the Yanomamo people of Venezuela, of a marriage and family saved, of Elisabeth Elliot and Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon and so much more!

Download your free issue today and be encouraged, equipped and strengthened for your journey with our sweet Savior.

And most of all, may God be exalted as the One True God to whom all nations will one day bow before. To Him be the honor and glory forever.

A few of the article covers:

Steve Saint and WaodaniElisabeth Elliot Call of God Q&A with Jonathan EdwardsEditor's Picks

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