Guided by Christ

Bob Roane Counseling, Jesus Christ, Loving and Trusting God, Providence

This God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end. (Psalm 48:14) Direction is Needed Years ago an ocean liner sank along the coast of Ireland. The ship’s captain was an excellent seaman, so everyone wondered what caused the accident. Divers recovered the ship’s compass. In the compass box, they found the …

Jesus Our Guide

Bob Roane Counseling, Jesus Christ, Loving and Trusting God, Providence

You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. (Psalm 73:24) We matter to God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and He promises to guide us. The Lord has led His people in Bible times, He’s doing it right now, and He will continue to steer us until He brings all Jesus’ followers safely home …

Seeing Ourselves as God Does (Psalm 8)

Bob Roane Counseling, Jesus Christ, Psalms

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens….What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. (Psalm 8:1,4-5) …

Elder Brother Syndrome

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

Jesus warned: Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven….Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, …

God Welcomes Repenters

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

I will set out and go back to my father and say: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants. (Luke 15:18-19) Betty Ford’s Problem Child Steven Meigs Ford is the youngest son of former U.S. President Gerald Ford and First …

Jesus’ Search and Rescue

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

Jesus said: For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. His apostle Paul wrote: This is a trustworthy saying, worthy of full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst. (Luke 19:10; 1 Timothy 1:15) Search and Rescue Work Search and rescue personnel risk their lives to …

Roger Woodward and Psalm 139

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

You know when I sit and when I rise. You perceive my thoughts from afar….Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?… For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb…Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one …

No Dice

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Loving and Trusting God, Providence

You, Lord, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation….Restore us to yourself, Lord, that we may return. Renew our days. (Lamentations 5:19-21) What is Certain? Benjamin Franklin said that nothing is certain except death and taxes. Pessimism is high right now in the U.S in light of current events. Will the economy recover? Will we still have our …