God is Good

God is Good

Pastor’s Word In all honesty there are days you would never want to have my job. There is a lot of brokenness and pain in the world and being called to be an available “agent of grace” in the midst of that can be humbling, challenging, and even depressing. But...
Figuring Out God’s Will: Week 4, Day 3

Figuring Out God’s Will: Week 4, Day 3

  What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Rom. 8:31) Throughout this study, I’ve tried to convey that God’s Will is good, even if the circumstances aren’t. God can use even the bad situations and our wrong...
Figuring Out God’s Will: Week 4, Day 2

Figuring Out God’s Will: Week 4, Day 2

Last time, we heard about listening to God’s voice and mentioned that Satan is also trying to get your attention. That’s because your decisions don’t only have an earthly impact, but an eternal impact. Satan doesn’t want you to stay strong in your faith in God. Satan...
Figuring Out God’s Will: Week 4, Day 1

Figuring Out God’s Will: Week 4, Day 1

All of us have experienced making a difficult decision and trying hard to hear God’s leading. A common question is “how do I know when it’s God’s voice and not just my own thoughts in my head?” This is a valid question because there are often many voices trying to...
Figuring Out God’s Will: Week 3, Day 3

Figuring Out God’s Will: Week 3, Day 3

Last time, we talked about taking away a lot of the pressure we put on our decisions and live in a balance of planning but leaving space for God to do what He will do. In the previous passage in James, we saw him encouraging that (James 4:13-15). James began that...
Figuring Out God’s Will: Week 3, Day 2

Figuring Out God’s Will: Week 3, Day 2

There are some decisions in life that carry a lot of weight such as our salvation, marriage, divorce, having children, adopting children, or moving to a foreign country. There are other decisions that are life changing but can be changed again without too severe...
Figuring Out God’s Will: Week 3, Day 1

Figuring Out God’s Will: Week 3, Day 1

So far, we’ve seen that God’s Will is good and is not meant to be difficult to discern. God gives us many clearly stated commands in Scripture to follow and direct access to His wisdom by simply asking Him for it (James 1:5). Yet, God is not in existence merely to...
Figuring Out God’s Will: Week 2, Day 3

Figuring Out God’s Will: Week 2, Day 3

If you’ve ever made a bad decision, you aren’t alone. Every human, except Jesus, since the original creation has made many bad decisions. Every spiritually strong leader found in the Bible and throughout history has made a critical error. John Ortberg says it well:...