If you find yourself in trying times, do not be discouraged by checklists of do's and don'ts that are allegedly designed to boost your trust in God. Simply open His Word and read. Pray for understanding, wisdom, and guidance. Pray that He would reveal Himself to you through His Word. Read again the truth of Jesus Christ. Then rest in that revealed truth. Believer, be comforted by the knowledge that you belong to Him and no one and no thing can snatch you out of His hand. Transitory circumstances change with the breeze, but our God and our King are unchanging and reign forever.
So if you're ready for a break from the busyness of the week, why not relax a little while you enjoy your week in review (kind of):
- On cultivating discernment in the gray areas.
- How do we grow in holiness?
- The peyote god.
- Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
- Social work is not missions.
- Some background on Robert Murray M'Cheyne.
- Encouraged by this post from my dear friends at Falsified Ministries.
- When Mylan says they will lower Epi-Pen prices for "some" patients, I get the feeling that I still won't be filling my prescription. It's fine, though. What's a little bout of anaphylactic shock if not an adventure? (Yes, that was sarcasm).
- And I thought I had weird cravings!
- Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped and raped repeatedly as a 14 year old girl, shares how pornography played a role in the abuse her captor inflicted. Brothers and sisters, the destruction wrought by pornography—on you, your mind, your heart, your soul, and on others—cannot be overstated. Purity must begin in our minds (cf. James 1:14-15).
- This is legitimately terrifying.
- I want this.
- The glorious gospel: