In moments of despair, God’s Word offers this hope: He is there for us—always and in all ways. His presence and love have nothing to do with our ability to understand our calling, needs, or His will. Nor is He dependent on us to love Him “enough.”
It’s easier to be bitter than to be grateful when life stinks. Reminding yourself to say thank you can change everything.
Winning the argument can cost you the relationship. If our fear-filled attitudes and prideful words detract or turn others away from Him, we are in the wrong, even if what we believe IS right.
When you cry out to God over and over again and hear silence in response, don’t lose heart. God’s silence does not mean you are abandoned or forgotten or forsaken by Him. There is purpose in the silence—even if it is simply to draw you closer to the One who saves.
Sometimes it’s impossible to see the way through the struggle until you take the first step of faith.
When we rush to believe that our undesirable circumstances mean God has forgotten us, He makes Himself known by standing in the fire with us. When we are lost, He shows us the Way. When we don’t understand our loss or pain, He reminds us: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.”
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all in some form or fashion. It could be illness, fear, financial issues, or just too much time with family that is causing stress and worry. Whether you’re dealing with one of those realities or all of them, here are three ways to stop worry from consuming you.
Faith is a gift. And even for those who grow up knowing that God is good, faith can wane. It is tested by illness, conflict, and other difficulties and trials. Thankfully, God still takes care to set divine appointments so that we will be emboldened to trust Him.
. . . the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all…
Sometimes the tent will be the last place you want to be, but Jesus reminds you and me that He has overcome the world. It’s that promise that can turn our everyday tent stories into messages of hope.