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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The purpose of laws can sometimes be misunderstood. We look on the outside but God looks on the inside. We look at the rules as something we have to do. God gives us commands with the purpose to bless and protect us. God’s purposes run deeper than our own. Today’s reading offers a couple of examples of this.
This is the name of one of my favorite movies to watch with my daughters when they were growing up and we wanted to watch a chick flick. There is one sister who is sensible and wise. Discreet. Then there is the other sister who was not as sensible. She went with her senses and whatever felt good or seemed right. Sense and sensibility might sound similar, but the difference between these two words is the polar opposite. One depends on good sense while the other depends on the senses/our feelings.
We learn today about the process of crying out and what that looks like. There is a battle that we go through to get to a right frame of mind when life is hard. Can God be trusted even when He allows suffering in? Through the Psalmist we watch the struggle to trust even when life hurts.
The end times can be a scary thing to think about. But No matter what is going on around us or what is to come, God is in complete control of it all. And God wins and triumphs over evil. And the amazing thing is that this great, kind God sees us and considers us precious in His sight.The end times can be a scary thing to think about. But No matter what is going on around us or what is to come, God is on complete control of it all. And God wins and triumphs over evil. And the amazing thing is that this great, kind God sees us and considers us precious in His sight.
Hoping in God sets us free from shame.
It isn’t hope that I cling to, but Christ, Who is our hope.
We think hope is really about desire, but it is simply about trust.
Scripture of the Week: Psalm 66:12 (NIV) "You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance." Hope Discovery of the Day: His salvation is our rescue, not the hoping for the waves to be still. Running to the...
When our hope is in the Author of hope, hope incarnate, then our hope is eternal.
Man’s opinion of us can sometimes snuff out hope. But the hope in the various dramas we face in this life is that our God fights all of our battles.