Category Archives: Spiritual Battles

God is with you… in the dark places

Three different times I begged God to make me well again. Each time he said, “No. But I am with you; that is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” Now I am glad to boast about how weak … Continue reading

Posted in Affliction, Body of Christ, Child of God, Christian, Christian Living, Encouragement, God's Sovereignty, Healing, Hope, Promises, Sorrow, Spiritual Battles, Strength, Tears, Trustworthiness | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Aching Heart is in God’s Hands

“So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed. I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Love, Sorrow, Spiritual Battles, Tears | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

You are not my enemy

I will choose to think well of you, even though the Enemy wants me to judge you.  I will pray for you when the Enemy wants me to curse you.  I will ask God to bless you when the Enemy … Continue reading

Posted in Body of Christ, Christian, Love, Relationships, Restoration, Spiritual Battles, Understanding | Tagged , | Leave a comment

There is Hope

Are you feeling hopeless?  If so, my heart aches for you; it sincerely does.  It’s a drowning existence.  It feels defeating, crushing, so lonely, insurmountable, futureless, dreamless, painful, unchangeable, boxed in…take your pick or choose them all.  The pain is intense and thoughts can become … Continue reading

Posted in Hope, Spiritual Battles, Suicide, Trust | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Unwelcome Acquaintances

“Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness … Continue reading

Posted in Fear, Heavenly Father, Spiritual Battles, Strength, Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

He Hears…He Delivers…He delights

“The pangs of death surrounded me, and the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.  The sorrows of [Hell] surrounded me; the snare of death confronted me.  In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He … Continue reading

Posted in Affliction, God's Sovereignty, Grace, Heavenly Father, Hope, Love, Prayer, Redemption, Shame, Sin, Sorrow, Spiritual Battles | 1 Comment

He’s done enough.

“There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged, he … Continue reading

Posted in Forgiveness, Grace, Omnipresence, Shame, Sin, Spiritual Battles | 1 Comment

” I really need to send her a note”

I was talking with a classy gal at our kids’ school whose family is being affected by a serious health issue and she was sharing how cared for she felt due to the words, cards and calls others had extended to … Continue reading

Posted in Love, Spiritual Battles | Leave a comment


My dear friend Kate and I were just discussing how our more significant mistakes/failures/sins have a tendency to label us (either because we can’t forgive ourselves or others won’t see us any other way) and we can become crushed under the … Continue reading

Posted in Forgiveness, Growth, Hope, Love, Redemption, Sin, Spiritual Battles | 1 Comment

Picking at the Past

Admitted to by Marilou Schnaderbeck “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing.”  Isaiah 43:18&19 I have dry skin and it’s most evident on my hands.  Although I usually have lotion … Continue reading

Posted in Spiritual Battles, Wounds | Tagged , | 1 Comment