Friend, are you passing through the sea of trouble right now? I am.
Do you wonder what reasons for joy you may have that are not based on your circumstances?
Do you wonder how to endure trials with joy?
Do you want to become a person of prayer and deeds? We have a great example of such a person in the face of the Nehemiah in the Bible who initiated and oversaw the rebuilding of the Jerusalem walls after the restoration of the second temple.
Why can we be thankful for hopes deferred?
What is the biggest news you have ever received? Do you remember how your heartbeat accelerated with excitement and joyful anticipation? Perhaps you even leaped for joy or did a happy dance and were eager to tell everybody about your big news.
What is the path to restoration after devastation? Is restoration possible at all? Perhaps you have experienced a heavy loss or heartbreak and ask yourself these questions in your pain and sorrow.
What does it mean to be holy?
Is there an area in your life where you need a second start?
Have you had the feeling that nobody cares and that your life has no meaning and purpose? Have you felt this void in you, full of aching and longing, thirsty for unconditional love and belonging, for something stable and secure?