It wasn’t a particularly useful skill, but it was something that I loved doing. It was my “claim to fame” as a kid, my one impressive trick. For a while, I was good at diving. I had a friend, Carrie, who did back flips off the diving board like it was the easiest thing in the world. One summer day, between fourth and fifth grade, I asked her to teach me how to do what she did.
'God is good all the time' is something that we often say but do we really believe it? Is God still good when bad things happen? How do we respond when our faith is tested? God’s Word tells us that while our troubles might be temporary, God’s goodness lasts forever. Now that’s good news!
How can we be fierce and forgiving at the same time? All of us have relationships, friendships, and situations in which we get wounded. Even fierce women get hurt. How do we handle the pain? Here are some very wise and practical steps you can take to forgive those who have hurt you and move on with your life!
Encouragement for today. What if we were to stop searching for mountaintop experiences? What if our purpose was to embrace pain and suffering, search for balance and rest, and look up and out at the world from the valley rather than down at it from the mountain top? I am learning that it is the valleys of life where we discover what we are made of. | By Sarah Koontz