Tag Archives: inspiration

There is Purpose in your Pain

Is there a redeeming purpose in pain? A good question. This blogger has some answers. What he says is worth consideration.

Cory Lebovitz

I was reminded again this weekend of the power found in our story.  God is able to take and redeem the most difficult of experiences and situations and bring about something beautiful amidst the pain.  If you have experienced pain, loss, disappointment – that experience is not void of purpose. Understanding the journey of pain wont solve your pressure in this moment.  It will perhaps reveal something of God’s leading in your life and how God might use you down the road.

There seems to be a process to our pain: Pain – Sadness – Comfort – Redemption. Each of these have a season where they become prominent in our lives. Knowing the process of pain does not make suffering any easier. It simply gives vision for what is to come.

Pain is the first and most obvious stage in the process.  Whether it comes in the form of trauma or…

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The Difference of His Presence — Cory Lebovitz

An uplifting post by Cory Lebovitz—worth reading—and he’s right. It’s not about our skills, efforts, relationships, or previous experience. The difference maker is the reality of God’s presence among us.

One person can make all the difference. For instance, a quiet night alone at home can be a boring couple of hours trying to find something to do. However if my wife is there suddenly it is a calm and peaceful night with a person I love. Her presence makes the difference. A solo walk […]

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But YOU…O Lord

A most encouraging post—and true. Take a read.

Beholding Him Ministries

Psalm 3.3

Psalm 3
Lord, how many are my foes!
    How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me,
    “God will not deliver him.”
But You, Lord, are a shield around me,

    my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to the Lord,
    and He answers me from His holy mountain.

It is believed that David wrote this Psalm when on the run from Absalom, his son.

He begins by sharing with the Lord that the number of enemies he is facing is many. We should certainly relate to this because there have been times that life has pressed in on us and it seems like there is trouble on every hand. The trouble becomes our focus. The enemy comes in many shapes and sizes…if it is not this, it is that or perhaps both…

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Something to Ponder

For those who are talking about the predicted West Coast earthquake—the one that is supposed to wipe out everything on the west side of the I-5 freeway. Yes, yes, I know; experts have been predicting the big one for years. The Bible makes such prophetic predictions as well (see Matthew 24:7, Revelation 8:5). No doubt, it will happen at some point, maybe sooner than we think. Not that we shouldn’t be concerned, even prepared. Still, I thought you might enjoy (is that the right word?) reflecting on this old song from late 1960s and early 1970s. The song charted #7 in Los Angeles in March 1969.

Shango

Shango – “Day After Day (It’s Slippin’ Away)”

Inspiration for writing, reflection, or otherwise can come from many genres. 

Click the YouTube link to give it a listen.

Never Be the Same Again

“I Will Never Be”

written by Geoff Bullock

You can find this version of the song on Shout To The Lord: With Hillsongs From Australia (Live Praise Worship). The album was put out by Hosanna! Music.

Shout to the Lord (cover)

If you need a little inspiration or encouragement, listen to the song via YouTube. And pray that you will never be the same again.

Broken Together

Happy New Year

I heard the Casting Crowns’ song, “Broken Together,” on the radio yesterday. And loved it. Apparently, it has been out for a while. Still, if you haven’t heard their simple tune and thoughtful lyrics, it’s worth giving a listen.

Inspiration comes from many sources, even brokenness.  Casting Crowns-Broken Together