Man. If someone who is struggling and suffering ever needed Scripture to relate to, they only have to look to the Psalms! Psalm 6 continues the prevalent theme of the first five psalms of crying out to God for mercy in the midst of suffering. I’ve read through the psalms countless times, but taking this methodical approach through them to write these devotionals is having a profound effect on me. I’m not sure I have ever noticed how strong the theme of suffering is, and we are only six psalms in! This only makes it even more astounding that Western Christianity has gravitated toward the unbiblical teaching that God will make everything go right for you if you follow him. I don’t mean to write the same thing in each of these devotionals if you are following along each day, I just can’t get away from these themes that God has put in BOLD, ITALICS, ALL CAPS, WITH EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!… and yet we have still missed them.
Listen below or subscribe on iTunes or Google Play Noah just moved to Grand Rapids and is living with his gracious in-laws until his house in Lansing sells. As a result, there’s not yet a quiet place to record so this is a bonus episode of a sermon Noah preached on January 20th, 2019. It is on 1 […]
My latest article is up on the Covenant Eyes blog: When it Feels Like You’ve Been Irreparably Damaged by Porn
Here’s why I’m analyzing Joel Osteen’s Ministry. Here’s the Facebook blurb we’ll be analyzing today: *Is this from the Bible? (If so, where? If not, what part of the Bible contradicts it?) I never like it when people say “The Scripture tells us…” but they don’t give a reference. This is a good indicator that […]
My friend Rodney McNary wrote this–I hope it’s helpful and gives you peace as you go through life’s storms: Shortsighted and unwise, people call men “happy” when life goes well with them, when they are prosperous, cheerful, or loved by relations and friends, and the sun is shining. People with these kinds of circumstances, however, […]
My post yesterday about how Jeremiah 29:11 is not a promise to us and needs to understood within its original context raised some good questions relating to the Old Testament and how we are to navigate which promises in the Bible are for us, and what to do with the ones that aren’t. I went […]