Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Sovereignty of God

The Mercy Of A Savior Who Empties Our Hands Of Merit And Fills Our Heart With Praise

Sometimes God ordains for us to be met with a suffering that renders us wholly devoid of any understanding of our Father's dealings. Left with no strength to speak, we groan as the Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf and pleads our need to the only trustworthy Captain capable of maneuvering us through the sea of sorrow that churns with waters understood by him alone. Read more

Christmasing In Peace: Quietly Listening To The Right Questions

When the deafening wind of inquiries overwhelm my heart, I've learned the only way to find rest for my soul is to stop and listen to the voice of my Father. And in the stillness I discover that he is quietly asking ME questions. I've never secured peace by asking right questions in a state of confusion, I've only secured it by the grace that has me offering right answers in a state of contentment. Read more

Lord, Help Me Not To Fear Those Who Cannot Kill The Soul

And Jesus said to his disciples... "Do not fear those who kill the body but who cannot kill the soul. Rather fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28  It's revolting to hear of the senseless massacre of lives, whether on the killing fields of Vietnam... Read more