When Cliches Help

A habit that I wish I could do away with in writing is the one of using cliches. Cliches are a sign of lazy thinking. However, they communicate, and often very well, because most people know and understand their meaning.

For the past couple of years, along with my family, I have passed through a time of uncertainty. Many times it has seemed that God has been silent. Often, people want to encourage us and sometimes with cliches. Recently, as I was studying some Bible passages, a cliche came to mind that is a reminder of a Bible truth. “Count your blessings.”

Blessings are a reminder that God has not abandoned us. We may not have the answers to the big questions that we face but still can know that He is with us if we look at the good things that He gives. James 1:17 reminds us that every good gift comes from God. So the food on our table, the kind words of others, a wonderful church family, and the love we share as a family are all gifts from God’s hands. Most of all, we must remember the gift of Christ. He took our sins on the cross, died in our place, and now His righteousness has been given to us. If you have not received that gift, you can do so. Click on the page entitled, “How to Have a Relationship With God.”


Author: RLJ

Hi. My name is Randy Jackson. I hope what I write helps you to grow in your relationship with God and to think more deeply about the things of God.

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