“A dark night of the soul”?

What may seem, to us, to be "a dark night of the soul" may turn out to be a time when God is drawing near in love, drawing near to us so that our strength may be renewed, drawing near to us so that we might enter, more fully, into a greater enjoyment of his …

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A tremendous and fascinating mystery …

Rudolf Otto spoke about a "tremendous and fascinating mystery." In a great song of praise to the Lord, Mark Altrogge speaks of the greatness of God in a most thought-provoking way: "You are beautiful beyond description, too marvellous for words, too wonderful for comprehension, like nothing ever seen or heard." In God, we see holiness …

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“O that you would tear open the heavens and come down … ” (Isaiah 64:1).

We read, in the Scriptures, of times when God was powerfully present among his people - but we, also, read of times when his people wondered, "Where is God in all of this that's happening to us?" What are we to say about this? There are times when it seems like the sunshine of God's …

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We delight in God’s Son, and we delight in God’s Word which leads us to Him.

Psalm 2:1-12  -  In this Psalm, we read of a conflict. On the one side, there is ‘the Lord and His Anointed’ (2). On the other there are those who ‘conspire and ...plot’ (1). The conspiracies and plots of men will come to nothing. The saving purpose of God will be fulfilled. This purpose will …

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Teach us, Lord, that man-made ‘gods’ cannot save.

‘Where then are the gods you made for yourselves? Let them come if they can save you when you are in trouble!’ (Jeremiah 2:28). Teach us, Lord, that man-made ‘gods’ cannot ‘save.’ They cannot even begin to compare with You – ‘the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth’ (Isaiah 40:28). There is no …

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