Anchored Printable: Psalm 147:3

As we read back through this month’s posts, it is evident that healing is desired and sought after by our contributors and our readers too. Thankfully, we are loved and cared for by the ultimate healer, Jesus. He came to earth to bind up our wounds, and He is the one who can set us…

Hurt That Brings Healing

Author: Laura Sumpter I pushed the off button and tossed the phone onto my bed. As I did tears began pouring down my face. “Not again,” my head screamed. “Not again! Dear God, I can’t…” my thoughts stopped short as quiet tears turned to sobs.  I thought through the words I had just heard. For…

Praising the Healer

One of my favorite attributes of God is that He is the healer. Growing up in the church, I feel like I’ve always had a basic understanding of this truth, but over the last several years my understanding has expanded. I have now seen how multifaceted the healing that comes from God truly is. The…

3 Things to Do While We Wait for God to Heal a Broken Heart

After my first c-section (I’ve had three), I was astonished when the nurses made me get out of bed less than 24 hours after I’d been lying on the operating table. I was sure that my insides might just fall out. Everything held together with dissolvable sutures that felt very fragile. It’s amazing to me…

Prayers for Healing

Praying for those who need healing: O Sovereign Lord,You are great and mighty, excellent, and holy. You ultimately are the Healer of your people. I pray for all who are desperate for your healing touch to come upon their lives. Lord, you are sovereign overall and completely able to heal the brokenhearted, the spiritually broken,…

Light and Momentary Troubles

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 (NIV) Brokenness and torment aboundOnly in faith is wholeness foundMy sweetest friend knows how I feelO my…

Anchored Printable: Psalm 25:5

There are so many competing entities in our world throwing out what they call truth. We must ask where we get our truths from? Do friends speak into your life, meaning well but unfortunately misguided at times? Does family build you up but also let you down with their own gathered pieces of truth? Does…

True Feelings

“The truth is: you’re bossy and annoying!” The taut frame of the young girl, rigid with frustration exploded with these words, then she turned heel and ran, her ponytail bouncing exclamation marks after her. Like the girl, our negative but true feelings underlie our bursts of accusation. “The truth is…” usually prefaces revealing feelings held…

Listening for Truth

Find your truth. Live your truth. Truth is whatever you want it to be. Truth is up to interpretation, culture, imagination. Truth. There are so many uses and connotations for this word today. But if we look way back, we can see that truth is something that has been sought in every generation.  Blaise Pascal,…

Lies, Slander, and Trying to Be Like Christ

Tears fell from my eyes as I tried to grasp the reality that my name and my family members’ names were being spoken of in a hurtful way, our reputations and character muddied with gross untruths.  How could someone I know and love say that about me? How could my family be trampled on in…