Quarantine Soul Care: Change Your Thought Patterns

When rain falls on a hill, the water drains off. How does it drain off? In rivulets. Initially, they are just small rivulets, but each time rain falls, the rivulets cut deeper and deeper. They can become deep chasms.

Now let’s compare these rivulets with thought patterns in our minds. The longer we think along any given line…

Quarantine Soul Care: Bringing Your Real Self to Jesus

Jesus does not say, “Come to me, all you who have learned how to concentrate in prayer, whose minds no longer wander, and I will give you rest.” No, Jesus opens his arms to his needy children and says, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28, NASB). The criteria for coming to Jesus is…

Quarantine Soul Care: Promises, Assurances, Comfort

On most mornings I turn to the Scriptures as much out of a good, lifelong habit as anything else. On some mornings I approach God’s Word with a more keen sense of purpose. And sometimes I come with a real desire to meet God. But on many occasions—often outside my daily routine of Bible intake—I turn to the Word of God out of…

Quarantine Soul Care: Trusting God

As David said in Psalm 138:8,”The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me.” Because we know God is directing our lives to an ultimate end and because we know He is sovereignly able to orchestrate the events of our lives toward that end, we can trust Him…

Quarantine Soul Care: The Goodness of Being

The whole sense of Scripture, it seems to me, is that God the Father has this thing about being. He was absolutely wild about it. He kept thinking up new ways of being and new kinds of being to be. One afternoon the Son came along and said, “This is really great stuff; why don’t I go mix Us up a batch?” And God the Holy Spirit said, “Terrific! I’ll help You.”…