When We Need Deliverance

“Water encompassed me to the point of death. The great deep engulfed me, Weeds were wrapped around my head. I descended to the roots of the mountains. The earth with its bars was around me forever, But Thou hast brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God.” Jonah 2:5-6 Each of us languish in different “pits” at various life stages. Yet God possesses an unfathomable power to deliver. He “is to us a God of deliverances” (Psalm 68:20). Let’s consider Jonah, a man who knew […]

Plagued by Guilt

“For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, ‘I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.’” Isaiah 57:15, NASB Clouding my thoughts and distressing my heart, guilt often tags along with me. I usually don’t recognize its presence, yet it’s there–lurking, oppressing, and hindering. GUILT: “remorse or self-reproach caused by feeling that one is […]