All posts in " God’s sovereignty "

Disappointment – lingering a little too long

By Dave Henning / March 12, 2019

” . . . in your most private moments you want to scream words you don’t use around your Bible friends at the unfairness of it all.  You, too, have memories that still hurt.  Realities that make you swallow back tears. . . .  And you’re disappointed that today you aren’t living the promises of […]


How your anxiety decreases

By Dave Henning / March 16, 2018

“Your anxiety decreases as your understanding of your [heavenly] father increases.”- Max Lucado “For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,/ Which spreads out its roots by the river,/ And will not fear when heat comes;/ But its leaf will be green,/ And will not be anxious in the year of drought.”- […]


Belief always precedes behavior

By Dave Henning / March 14, 2018

“Belief always precedes behavior. . . .  To change the way a person responds to life, change what a person believes about life.  The most important thing about you is your belief system.”- Max Lucado Maxx Lucado continues Chapter 2 of Anxious for Nothing as he notes that the apostle Paul in each of his […]


When we lose lament- losing the depth and goodness of the gospel

By Dave Henning / April 5, 2017

“As Christians, when we lose lament we lose more than the journey of a full human experience . . . we lose the depth and goodness of the gospel.”- Walter Brueggeman, Psalmist’s Cry: Scripts for Embracing Laments Esther Fleece concludes Chapter 6 of No More Faking Fine with a reminder.  God welcomes, honors, and hears our […]


Equilibrium in God’s sovereignty

By Dave Henning / October 6, 2016

“I find my equilibrium in God’s sovereignty.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 5 of Chase the Lion, he notes that all the possible permutations involved in making the right moves can overwhelm us.  Yet, Mark encourages, with God ordering our footsteps, we shouldn’t be nervous.  Eventually, God uses everything in our past for His […]

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