beaten not defeated

I’m pressed but not crushed persecuted not abandoned Struck down but not destroyed I’m blessed beyond the curse for His promise will endure for His joy’s gonna be my strength Though the sorrow may last for the night, joy comes in the morning! –Darrell Evans, Trading my Sorrows When I fail or slide the slipperyContinue reading “beaten not defeated”

when words fail

Hearing about how Christians are being persecuted, tortured & killed for their faith hurts. For we are one body, one bride, one church in Jesus. And when one part of the body hurts, the whole body feels the pain. Sure, those closest to that part may feel it more intensely, but when the part isContinue reading “when words fail”

the cracking points

There is hope despite the pressures we face that try to break us down. Yesterday, I was reminded by God that He holds me all together… that my cracks shine with His Presence when I depend on Him. And how I need Him! When the pressing comes, He makes sure I am not crushed. HeContinue reading “the cracking points”