The reason why God doesn’t show his face is because he stands behind a wall that can be broken.
Rest in the knowledge that God is both abundantly gracious and ridiculously generous.
One of the essential paradoxes of Advent: that while we wait for God, we are with God all along ,that while we need to be reassured of God’s arrival, or the arrival of our homecoming, we are already at home. While we wait, we have to trust, to have faith, but it is God’s grace that gives us that faith. As with all spiritual knowledge, two things are true, and equally true, at once. The mind can’t grasp paradox; it is the knowledge of the soul.
If human help fails, God will never forsake thee.
There is a realm in which miracles are possible and do take place. The door to this realm is the belief in all possibilities and YOU are the key.
One man’s faith is considered idolatry by another
Our differences will also show up from time to time, underscoring the uniqueness of our personal endowments, the variety of our experiences, and the creativity of our sovereign God.
The things I call crisis and all the things that were coming after me are all coming to serve the purpose of God in my life.
Jesus didn’t come to earth to establish a new religion. He came to restore a broken relationship. He came to make the primary, primary again. The secondary activity of obedience to the law of God was always intended to serve the primary activity: to love God and enjoy Him forever. When that is primary, the secondary becomes a labor of love, a joyful, and “easy” burden to bear. (Matthew 11:28-30
God’s purposes are achieved through the whole of your life, not in fragments of a moment, a day, or a year.