How to Put on the Garment of Praise When Your Spirit Is Weak | alyssajhoward.com

How to Put on the Garment of Praise When Your Spirit Is Weak

The Bible speaks often of God’s strength in our weaknesses. As Christians, we know that it’s crucial to lean on Him in times of heartache, unrest, and uncertainty. As we approach the holiday season, I have been pondering Isaiah 61:3. This verse reminds us that God gives us a garment of praise in exchange for our “faint spirit.”

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Be Thankful in All Things: 8 Verses About What It Means to be Thankful

On this very special week of Thanksgiving, I can’t help but reflect on my life. (I think it’s something we all tend to do this time of year.) Throughout the year, it’s easy to get caught up in busyness. It’s too easy to focus on life’s struggles and forget life’s blessings. But this is why I LOVE Thanksgiving. It reminds us to have a thankful heart.

 

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Complaining and the Ungrateful Heart: Lessons from the Wilderness | alyssajhoward.com

Complaining and the Ungrateful Heart: Lessons from the Wilderness

This past week, my Bible study focused on the Israelites and their complaining in the desert. God had just delivered them out of Egypt, and they had also just witnessed the true power of God when He parted the Red Sea. I can only imagine how awestruck they must have been! After only three days in the desert, however, the Israelites were already complaining (Exodus 15:22-25). One month later, they had reached a point in their complaining where they actually wished they had died back in Egypt. Continue Reading