True Optimism in Christ

Bob Roane Counseling, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

Christ’s reign (His kingly rule) will and must continue until every enemy has been conquered….And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. (1 Corinthians 15:25; Romans 8:28) Dr. Tony Evans praised his late wife Lois, calling her “The Leftover Queen.” Lois made first-rate …

Optimism in Jesus

Bob Roane Counseling, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. (Lamentations 3:22-23) By nature, some of us tend to focus on the hole instead of the doughnut. We might be labeled pessimists instead of optimists. But Scripture says: “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all …

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Part 1)

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

Joy and peace are rare in America. Politics have divided people into two camps: angry and angrier. Scripture says: “The wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire and mud.”1 The 24-hour news cycle, combined with the barrage of economic recession, the pandemic, moral crises, natural disasters, and social unrest, has exhausted many of …

Sins Blotted Out in Christ (Part 2)

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

I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you. (Isaiah 44:22 ESV) Thank God, He provides fresh starts and new beginnings for Jesus’ followers. “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is His …

Sins Blotted Out in Christ (Part 1)

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

I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you. (Isaiah 44:22 ESV) I don’t have Alexa, Amazon’s voice-controlled device, but I read that it has a surprising feature. It can erase everything you say. Whatever you have asked Alexa to do, whatever information you’ve asked Alexa to …