When Life Knocks You Down

Many times in our lives we overcome difficulties and process through our feelings by praying, leaning, relying, and trusting in God. But at [...]

Repent!

When we think of the word repent, our minds’ eye may be filled with a vision of angry preachers yelling at fearful congregations! Yet Jesu [...]

The Power of Negative and Positive Words

With our words we create. As we speak positive words of faith, light, goodness, kindness, love, patience, gentleness, and hope-or negative w [...]

Jesus’ Yoke

Jesus told those who followed him to, “take my yoke upon you and learn of me”. In Bible times, a yoke was a wooden frame by which two ox [...]

In the Middle of a Storm?

Just as an occurrence of bad weather can stop us in our tracks and disrupt our plans, so can the storms of life. In these storms, we experie [...]

One Day at a Time

  “So then, forsake your worries! Why would you say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ [...]

Value in Sadness

“Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better and gains gladness” (Ecclesiastes 7:3). [...]

Stability in a Changing World

    The Bible teaches us that there is a time and season for every purpose under heaven. In other words, we will experience contin [...]

Our Comforting God

“Whenever my doubts and fears were out of control, the soothing comfort of your presence calmed me down and overwhelmed me with delight” [...]

Receiving God’s Help

When we are struggling with unresolved issues and trouble in our lives, we may experience painful emotions that sometimes motivate us to cry [...]

Turning Back To God

In the midst of tumult, stress and the pressures of life, it is very easy for us to allow our negative side to take over and propel us into [...]

The Prodigal

Most of us are familiar with the parable that Jesus told about the loving father (a prototype of God) and his reckless, hedonistic son (a pr [...]

Running the Race

In the book of Hebrews, our life and time on this earth is compared to an athlete running a race. A runner must build up endurance, and expe [...]

Feeling Trapped in Despair?

  God gave his chosen prophet Jeremiah the mission of proclaiming his truth to Israel in order to restore their broken relationship, an [...]

Lord, Give Us Courage!

Courage gives us the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear. Fear is detrimental to our emo [...]

The Path to Spiritual Maturity

According to the Bible, our earthly human body with its human nature is identified as the “fleshly man.” On the other hand, there is a p [...]

Staying Optimistic in a Pessimistic World

I am thankful to say that sometime there are some positive, pleasant, encouraging human interest stories on the network and cable news broad [...]

Are You Afraid of Living?

Fear is the negative force that Satan uses to hinder us from discovering the purposeful, positive, and productive course that God has planne [...]

The Greatest Power

There is no power –whether evil or good- that is greater than the power of love. God tells His children to have deep, strong, consistent, [...]

True Compassion

The Merriam-Webster dictionary states: compassion is a feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, in trouble, etc. Many hurting [...]

Undefeated by Circumstances

Does it seem as if your emotions and circumstances are defeating the hopes and dreams that God has put in your heart? If so, you may feel an [...]

True Faith

Hope is a vital factor and a stepping stone in developing living faith. Hope tells us, our expectations in God will somehow work out- hopefu [...]

Without Love, All is in Vain

Loving God, ourselves, and others is the vital ingredient that keeps us feeling alive and pushing forward in our walk of faith. It is the po [...]

Can Any Good Come from Hardship?

Naturally, none of us want to suffer! But we would have to agree that while we live in our imperfect world, there will be seasons of sufferi [...]

Waiting on God

Waiting on God is not a passive state. The spiritual state of ‘waiting on God’ and just gritting our teeth and trying to wait for some r [...]

Godly Grief vs. Worldly Grief

When we experience the pain of grief it is usually associated with some sort of loss. Personal grief which affects the whole human race can [...]

Tearing Down-Letting Go-Building Up

Our spiritual selves are ever in the process of being renewed and remodeled into a fuller and more perfect likeness of Him Who created us.  [...]

Stability in the Day of Adversity

  In our challenging world most of us long to be stable individuals with calm and steady temperaments – not excitable people who [...]

What Do You Do When You are Afraid?

Fear is not from God, in fact He wants to give us the opposite- His spirit of love and power. As we grow in our relationship with Jesus, we [...]

The Healing Touch

The Scripture states that a woman with “an issue of blood” had been sick and suffered for twelve long years. Over time, she had visited [...]

Has Your Spiritual Breath Been Knocked Out?

There are many people that in spite of having a living connection with Jesus, feel as if their spiritual breath which radiates power, purpos [...]

Jesus Understands and Feels Our Pain

The Scripture states that the two sisters Mary and Martha and their brother Lazarus lived in Bethany. All three were dear, valued friends of [...]

He Heals the Brokenhearted

All throughout the Bible, as God’s children, we are promised favor, good plans for our future, restoration and healing. WOW, we are so ble [...]

Rend Your Hearts

During Bible times, when people experienced loss, anger, grief, or despair, the custom of “tearing garments” as an outward sign of their [...]

Are You in a State of Distress?

Being in a state of distress is difficult! Our distresses can be the result of mental suffering caused by grief, anxiety, or unhappiness, ha [...]

I Will Harden You to Difficulties

Many times when we encounter problems in our lives, we experience the familiar feelings of anxiety, fear, and distress. However, our loving [...]

Drawing Close to the Pain Brings a Blessing

When Jesus was born in a stable at Bethlehem the shepherds came and worshipped Him, and the star of wonder guided wise men to bring gifts of [...]

Are You Longing to See the Glory of God?

As believers and God lovers we all long to witness the “glory of God,” and see His power unveiled. That is, we desire to stand in awe, a [...]

Tossed on the Waves of Fear and Doubt

Like the arrival of a sudden storm at sea, we will all experience times of unexpected difficulty and trouble in our lives. Whatever the prob [...]

Sometimes You Need to Cry!

Most of us are so afraid when we encounter hardship, loss, or disappointment that we are blinded to the positive spiritual and emotional ben [...]

Feeling Defeated by Anger or Hurt?

Anger and Hurt are like a hand and glove, and generally speaking these emotions are layered in our hearts when we have been offended, or whe [...]

I AM

Throughout the Old Testament, God reveals Himself as the great “I AM” to those who long to know Him. In the New Testament Jesus affirms [...]

The Secret Place

At times we all feel the need of a “getaway” from the responsibilities and pressures of everyday life! Yes, travel and vacations [...]

“Having Done All Stand”

We are given instructions in the Word of God, of how to overcome and stand victorious in the face of spiritual opposition. First, we are tol [...]

Letting Go of Fear

Often the Lord compares His children to sheep because we share many similarities, especially the being afraid part. Our hearts fear the past [...]
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