The truth is that I am not strong enough. And it is not my ability to love that will cast out fear. It is a right understanding of who God is and how much he loves me that will take away my fear.
The only problem with this distortion is that in a fallen, broken world, there is a lot of stuff to be angry about. Even as very young children we encounter things that should make us angry.
One of the things I dislike about the American church is our tendency to sweep issues under the rug. Rather than deal with problems with honest integrity, we too often hide and cover the problem as if the truth were something that would damage the church. What is ironic is that this behavior is practiced […]
We are kept by a power not our own! Praise God that we don’t have to figure everything out. All we have to do is cling to Jesus.
There is a part of me that feels that I should be able to stay out of the trap of misplaced priorities. After all, I’ve been a believer for a long time now. But alas, I frequently do indeed get this wrong.
When I attend church on Sunday, I should leave the worship service more focused on God, who is to be the tangible subject of the preaching, rather than being impressed with the skill of the preacher and how he held my attention.