We can view life like a glass of water—half full or half empty. When we focus on our problems and pains, we're overpowered by hopelessness and defeated by doubt. But when we see the good in life DESPITE our problems and pain, we have hope and joy. Jesus said we'd have tribulations in this life … Continue reading Like a Glass of Water
The Rocky Road
The road we travel in life can be rocky and unsure, but we can make it when we're following Jesus! Christians are forgiven of their sins, not perfect, and we all have problems to overcome. Some of us struggle to break from past habits, others create problems through bad decisions, and others endure situations that … Continue reading The Rocky Road
Trials and tribulations are not fun, but as Romans 5:3 says, they allow us to draw close to God to see His hand at work and rejoice in Him. In the end, we become stronger, wiser, and more patient because we know Jesus said that as long as we live on this earth, we will … Continue reading Surviving Trials
He Fights for Us!
The Oxford Dictionary defines "lord" as someone or something having power, authority, or influence; a master or ruler. Ephesians 6:12 says that in this world, we wrestle against powers of darkness (the devil) who became lord over us when he convinced Adam and Eve to sin against God. John 16:33 tells us that Jesus, the … Continue reading He Fights for Us!
We can't control the chaos in the world, but we can control our reactions to it. Jesus told us in John 16:33 that these things would happen, and He also told us how to get through them: trust Him and receive His peace. Jesus didn't suggest that we take His peace—He told us to take … Continue reading The Peace
We are Overcomers!
Praise God for His saving grace! This world is led by the devil and corrupt with sin, and those who choose to follow him will suffer judgment right along with him. The good news? Jesus defeated the devil at the cross! When we accept Jesus as our Savior, He spares us from judgment so we … Continue reading We are Overcomers!
Be of Good Cheer!
Our hope and faith are in Christ alone, not in any person or government. We are surrounded by problems, but we can have His peace through them when we pray about them and trust God, knowing that our ways are not always His ways. Let's put our faith in Him today and rest in His … Continue reading Be of Good Cheer!
Peace and Good Will
The Christmas season is the time when we focus on the birth of Jesus and praise God for our salvation. However, some people question the idea that Jesus came to bring peace into the world, but He did. Jesus warned us in John 16:33 that as the world spirals deeper into sin and nears the … Continue reading Peace and Good Will
Changing our Focus
There are times when we are overwhelmed with the things going on around us and fear does set in and shake our faith in God. So we have to change our focus from allowing fear and doubt to set in, to looking to God and remembering that He is greater than anything this world can … Continue reading Changing our Focus
Why Rejoice in Bad Times?
When we go through struggles and bad times in life, we are anything but joyful. Many of us become overwhelmed with stress and hardship when we endure those unbearable trials. Yet, Apostle Paul says that he rejoices in tribulation, and we are supposed to follow His teaching because he taught the truth. So does this … Continue reading Why Rejoice in Bad Times?
Searching for a Happy Heart
Sometimes it feels almost impossible to be happy for two days in a row in this world. There is always something horrible going on somewhere that steals our joy. We are surrounded by people who are ill, people whose lives are falling apart or people who suffer from financial depression. And the global disasters are … Continue reading Searching for a Happy Heart