God's plan - if you are Reformed then you love this pin. It makes me cringe. Abuse is not part of God's plan. Rape is not part of God's plan. Injustice is not God's plan. Not every experience is of God.
of our communication is words, is through vocal tones and through NON-VERBAL elements like facial expressions, gestures, and posture. This means that when we discuss "hot topics" in-line of our hear as we communicate (the non-verbals) are missing.
we try booze and drugs to make sense. we try counselors and psychiatrists to make sense. we read self help books. BUT we need to read THE BOOK, the Bible, to clear up the fog and make sense of our lives.
Never thought of this, but it makes sense: why not ask for the grace to accept God's mercy and abundant love for us? If we can pray "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief," then we can pray for this sort of thing, too.
Make sure that God is the one who shut the door. If God really did shut the door then stop banging on it. Otherwise, Matt 7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Thank GOD this is true. We've never needed more hope than we as a nation do now. Our current president is such a disgrace and embarrassment. GOD please be with us. MB No matter who is president, Jesus is King.