Courage in the Long Wait

“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (Psalm 27:14). This verse is taped to my bathroom mirror. I see it when I’m brushing my teeth or putting on makeup. Recently, something interesting stood out to me. Sandwiched in between the instruction to wait on the Lord is a call to be of good courage.

I paused, toothbrush in hand. All along I had been focusing on the promise of a strengthened heart, a promise I’m very grateful for. But I had missed the important reminder to have courage while I wait.

November 8, 2021

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy

If one lives long enough in this broken world, one is inevitably confronted by pain or injustice. How then should a believer respond? In his book Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament, MarkVroegop shows us the importance, the process, and the blessing of biblical lament in a believer’s life. Throughout the book he turns to scripture for guidance, focusing particularly on the book of Lamentations and David’s example in the Psalms. Dark…

July 12, 2021

A New Conviction about an Old Practice

“Preach the gospel to yourself daily.” 

If you’ve attended Covenant Fellowship for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard a variation of this statement. It’s certainly a thread running through the fabric of my life as a member of this church. Sadly, even the most wonderful of statements can lose impact if I’m not careful.

November 11, 2019