Tag Archives: powerlessness

Stop struggling! Rest in God.

We get so pressured in our preoccupation with managing of the details of our lives.  We are haunted by the illusion that we are in control of the outcomes.  This sense of responsibility drives us and keeps us on edge. … Continue reading

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Weakness

In our society, strength (or imagined strength) is applauded, and weakness is thought of as a defect — that you have missed the best in life. So observes J.I. Packer in an introductory interview regarding his small book Weakness Is the … Continue reading

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What I learn about trust from my dog.

As Basil rests against me while I scratch him, I think of Psalm 131. “O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty;  Nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me. … Continue reading

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Powerless and dependent

It is a periodic revelation to me that I cannot obey God in my own power.  My white-knuckling attempts at being godly in my own strength do not please Him.  I need to repeatedly learn the lesson that I must acknowledge … Continue reading

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