Quiet & Confident

Hey, friends! Psalm 57:7 in The Passion Translation rings, “My heart, O God, is quiet and confident. Now I can sing with passion your wonderful praises!” Other translations render the psalmist’s heart as “steadfast,” “fixed,” “prepared,” “ready,” and “faithful.” The original Hebrew word here is kûn, a word signaling that something is set in place, ready … More Quiet & Confident

Hatred

I’m sure that most reading this would quickly say, “Oh, not I.” The idea of hating a person is foreign to the believer, and rightly so, for it is a disastrous poison. But I’d argue that no one often accepts full-grown hatred; instead, he accepts the subtle seeds of hatred. These seeds can be planted unknowingly, little by little, in the form of small cynicism or subtle bitterness or unhealed brokenness. And these ugly symptoms, if left untreated, will give birth to—yes—hatred. … More Hatred

God Does Not Change

This morning as I was praying and worshiping, I found myself thanking God that He does not change. For me, this reality is beautiful beyond beautiful—one of the things I love most about Him. I can remember a time, though, when I didn’t really understand the ramifications of God’s unchanging nature. Sure, I accepted it … More God Does Not Change