A Way In The Wilderness

Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-4, 14-21 Suffering seems pervasive. When you’re stuck in pain it’s hard to imagine it won’t be permanent. And in the secret places of our inner life we start to become insecure and experience the shame of seeing challenges as connected to personal deficiencies. Pervasive. Permanent. Personal. When we see universal life challenges […]

Satisfied in Sun-Scorched Lands

Scripture: Isaiah 58:6-14 How do we live a full life in the emptiest of places? The Babylonians had literally DECONSTRUCTED the faith of the people of Judah. They had torn down the temple. Brick by brick by brick. They had torn apart the very heart of the Hebrew’s faith. Has your faith ever felt like […]