Strong and Courageous

Strong and Courageous

I think I’m strong and courageous. I think I’m bold and capable. I think I’m smart and clever. But really, I’m young and immature. I shiver with fear and shake with dread. When the wind howls and the lightning flashes, I cringe and cower. The enemy confronts,...
Under the Yoke

Under the Yoke

Am I strong enough to endure this load?Tenacious enough to remain?Resilient enough not to crumble with sorrow?Or languish under the strain? This heartache is weighty, it taxes my soul,Pressing me toward the abyss.It’s sapping my vigor, I’m lifeless and...
Weakly Powerful

Weakly Powerful

When I think of the power of God, I often think of the mighty force that it took to part the Red Sea. When I think of God’s might, I think of the earth shaking, the veil tearing, the sky going dark at noon. When I think about God’s strength, I picture Samson killing a...
He carries Me

He carries Me

What was something the Lord asked you to do that caused you to be afraid? Come out of the darkness of fear and my own ability to “protect” myself. He called me to lay down my armor. Why did it make you afraid? It left me vulnerable and revealed that I have...
An Empty Vessel

An Empty Vessel

What was wrong? I was totally burned out. We were on vacation and I said “Lord, please don’t make me care about anybody. I don’t have anything left.” But God stirred my compassion for the deaf cook at the place we were staying.  So I finally gave in and prayed that...
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