Seeing Deep Blog
Encouraging and inspiring posts to cultivate hope through seeing deeper into God’s word.
You are afraid to go to the deep end . . . I get it.
I was the girl who would stand at the edge of the ocean instead of stepping in when the rest of my family did. The irony is that many years later God led me to start a ministry called, “Seeing Deep”. As I began to blog in 2014, I realized that all of my writings were about going deeper in faith and trusting God in all of life’s painful moments. As much as I believed God, I also doubted whether He knew how much I could handle. It’s easy to say we want to go deeper, but when life hurts, will we still hope in Christ? That’s what this spot on the web is for . . . seeing the deeper purposes of God in our lives and a catalyst to inspire hope in God’s goodness. I love to explore the deeper meaning of topics like hope, shame, joy and relevant topics in our world through God’s word. We all encounter problems in this world but those problems are an opportunity to trust God in the deep places. Will you go to the deep end with me?
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Man it is easy to be drawn in by the crowd, isn’t it? What seems right isn’t. In our upside-down world, it can be difficult to know which way is up. But God knows. And His plans truly are the best. When we finally stop relying on self, we discover a greater freedom is trusting God and letting go of control. Father knows best.
Have you found home, friends? That place where you are totally accepted and loved. It’s secure there. And we are protected. God is our home. He always has been. We can wander from home and forget who we are and where we belong. But He is always a place, a person that we can come back to. Come on in as we learn what that means today.
How did you pick your mate, or how will you? You probably will not search for the least faithful person, right? And yet that is exactly what God calls Hosea to do. As another object lesson for Israel of both the behavior of God’s people and also a vivid reminder of what Christ did for us, Hosea is told to marry an unfaithful woman—a prostitute. Just like Gomer, we can be unfaithful to God. Discovering the roots of unfaithfulness can help us to return to our faithful God.
Ever feel like a number, friends? Wonder if your life is making a difference? You matter to God. He is crazy about you—so much so, that He knows how many stinkin’ hairs you have on that head of yours. We are more than a number. More than a name. We are named in the book of life. In the genealogies of life, we are making a name for ourselves by how we trust in God.
But hope does not just happen—it is chosen.
Our stories offer hope. Especially when the Author of our story is faithful.
When it seems like there is no more hope, we are closer to our hopes being fulfilled than we know.
If we had everything we wanted, there would be no reason for hope.
We don’t cling to hope, but to God, our living hope.
God’s goodness is not defined by whether life seems good. We might not be able to escape a moment, but we can find refuge in it by remembering God’s is good.