By Jon Bloom on Aug 19, 2017
I would not exchange any of my discipline-afflictions for anything. In fact, I have made it a habit to keep asking God to discipline me. This isn’t because I love affliction, but because the hope in God I’ve tasted in the promises of God I’ve trusted in the darkest days are the sweetest things my soul has ever known.
By Jon Bloom on Jun 12, 2017
Hope is to our soul what energy is to our body. Just like our bodies must have energy to keep going, our souls must have hope to keep going. So when our soul needs hope, what do we do? We feast on the promises of God.
By Jon Bloom on May 15, 2017
Micah 6:8 exposes me: I can love abstract ideas of justice and kindness, and neglect their concrete expression. It admonishes me: I cannot “do justice” or “love kindness” without loving real people. It humbles me, which is just what the Doctor ordered, if I’m really ready to walk with him.
By Jon Bloom on May 11, 2017
What’s odd is that a story about a socially humiliating situation and a reluctant, irritated benefactor is supposed to encourage us to pray.
By Jon Bloom on Apr 25, 2017
Our mind-sets make a huge difference in how we perceive our circumstances.
By Jon Bloom on Apr 12, 2017
What traits do we look for in a leader that suggest his fundamental orientation is Christlike servanthood?
By Jon Bloom on Apr 4, 2017
This is the focus of all Satan’s massive, multifarious strategies: to dis-courage us through dis-belief in God’s promises.
By Jon Bloom on Mar 17, 2017
Discouragement is not as powerful as it feels. We can defeat it if we confront it.
By Jon Bloom on Mar 8, 2017
At the root of many of our sins is an assumption that we are exceptional.
By Jon Bloom on Feb 18, 2017
Where does our sense of identity come from? This is the crucial question, the pinnacle of the problem.
By Jon Bloom on Feb 14, 2017
God has given you so many limitations because he loves you.
By Jon Bloom on Feb 2, 2017
We cannot love what we do not linger over.
By Jon Bloom on Jan 5, 2017
What enthralls us determines how we prioritize our lives.
By Jon Bloom on Dec 16, 2016
Since the fall of man, people have had trouble staying focused, but we live today in an age of unprecedented distraction. Since you’re already reading this on some electronic device, I don’t need to elaborate.
By Jon Bloom on Nov 29, 2016
Anxiety is a species of fear. It’s the paralyzing fear of “what if.” It’s the fear that something we dread might possibly come true
By Jon Bloom on Sep 17, 2016
From Genesis to Revelation, we find a consistent element present in the lives of persevering saints of God. And it is captured in this brief sentence in Psalm 119:67: “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.”