Being an author was never one of my aspirations, but during my journey from bitterness to joy in Christ, I was compelled to write about it. I published Bitter Truth: My Story of Bitterness, Grace and Repentance in 2014 and have been blogging and speaking about it ever since. My earnest desire is that others would also break free if they are entangled by sin or not living in the fullness of joy that’s possible in Jesus.
It’s the story of a man’s journey through extreme highs and lows. It describes his struggle against various temptations; envying others who are prosperous and carefree. He is grappling with self-pity, despair, and the temptation to give up. This is all recounted in Psalm 73. I am comforted to know that even the writers of scripture were human and struggled at times, just like I do. It begins with a declaration of God’s goodness. Psalm
Over the past few weeks, I’ve suffered several disappointments in my writing endeavors. Nothing devastating, but a few answers were “no” that I hoped would be “yes.” I’ve wondered if the course I’m set on is the right one. I’ve wondered if I should make changes. I’ve felt a bit discouraged. I’m sure you can relate sometimes, whatever your own objectives may be. At times we are determined to change our eating and exercise habits only to find
Last year our Women’s Ministry group did an excellent study on the book of Genesis. We used “The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis” by Nancy Guthrie, which I highly recommend. Here’s something that jumped out at me anew from these familiar stories.
THE LINEAGE OF JESUS THE MESSIAH CAME THROUGH JACOB’S SON JUDAH. THERE WERE 12 SONS BUT JUDAH WAS THE ONE GOD USED TO BRING HIS SON TO EARTH.
Why didn’t God pick Joseph? Joseph is the