Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 There's nothing worse than belonging to someone who is not a good person and who, ultimately, has it in for me. Every decision made on my behalf … Continue reading The Daughter’s Profile. #1. I Have A Place Where I Belong
No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20 Every single person who lives like … Continue reading How Does God Heal The Orphan? By Repairing The Breach of Trust
So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. Ezekiel 37:10 Orphans aren’t changed through a new belief system. It’s a start but by itself, it only yields changed behavior. If … Continue reading How Does God Heal The Orphan? #3. Through The Word And The Spirit
That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I … Continue reading How Does God Heal The Orphan? 2. He Brings Me To The End Of Myself.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 I’m not usually willing to make changes in my life until I’m thoroughly convinced that what I’m doing isn’t working. After hitting one brick wall after another, I’m … Continue reading How Does God Heal The Heart Of An Orphan? 1. He Takes His Time.
You’ve now become acquainted with all ten characteristics of the spiritual orphan. Maybe you only related to one or two but I will tell you that this would be unusual. Many check off more than a few and some even admit to having all ten. … Continue reading I Fit Almost All The Profiles. Is It Hopeless?
Comfort. An embrace when I'm crying. A listening ear when I have to talk something out. A soothing gentle ballad when my anxious heart needs to calm. A soft blanket and a cup of tea when I've had a hard day. All of these do something wonderful for my … Continue reading Orphan Profile #10: I Can’t Find Enough Comfort In This World To Feel Better
Mollie, our golden retriever, came to us at 4 years old with a rough story. Put out in a woman’s backyard, rarely brought in and poorly fed, she was a victim of the heat, cold, and severe weather. Though we have certainly spoiled her in … Continue reading Orphan Profile #9: I Have High Expectations Of Others And People Rarely Come Through For Me
If I don’t know Jesus well and if I don’t see myself through the mirror of His Word, I won’t know my purpose. I won’t know my gifts. I won’t discern my role in the kingdom. The greatest tragedy is to miss knowing God, the whole … Continue reading Orphan Profile #8: I Don’t Know Who I Am Or Where I’m Going
Jesus said that the road to eternal life is narrow and few find it. The road to destruction is a superhighway and it is the majority who travel on it. What’s the difference between the person who chooses the narrow road over the one who … Continue reading Orphan Profile #7. I Go Along With Group Opinion Because I Crave Acceptance and Fear Rejection.