A couple years ago, I was facing certain darkness. I had some health concerns, mainly the result of ministry burn-out and utter exhaustion. I was full of doubts about everything, but it all centered on my doubt of God’s goodness. Was He entirely good, after all this?
In this haze, I couldn’t trust myself with many decisions, but I figured I could not go wrong memorizing Scripture. And, I couldn’t get the book of James out of my mind; months earlier, I had done Beth Moore’s study on the book of James in which she encouraged us to memorize the entire book. So one day, in desperation, I flipped to James and began my journey.
I approached this discipline not as a spiritual superhero but totally spent and grasping for stability. Eventually, I memorized the entire book of James, but more importantly, God met me there in His Word. This became one of the most personal and real seasons of walking with Jesus that I’ve ever had. Healing was released, and His words sank so deeply into my memory and consciousness that they began to ground and fortify me…[continue reading here]
This article was published at iBelieve.com and Crosswalk.com in October of 2015.
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