Be Encouraged! 1 Thessalonians 3:2-4 NIV We sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God’s service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. For you know quite well that we are destined for them. In fact, … Continue reading Unsettled by Trials?
When the Lord Jesus gave me this song to write, on October 17, 2016, he had been taking me through a trial with bed bugs. I had never had bed bugs before. I didn’t think I would ever get them, either, so this definitely took me by surprise. Yet, through this trial the Lord was … Continue reading When I Am Afraid
New Birth 1 Peter 1:3-5 NIV Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is … Continue reading A Living Hope
Trials of Many Kinds James 1:2-4 NIV Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Trials are not easy. They are … Continue reading Trials Have a Purpose
Have you ever gone through something that you felt was just too overwhelming for you, and you didn’t know how you would survive? Something, perhaps so devastating, that you just didn’t know which way to turn next? You wondered how you would make it. Perhaps you even wondered if God was with you, and if … Continue reading Calm Reassurance
Why do we go through trials and tribulations? What purpose do they serve? What should our response be to them when we are going through them? Should we try to escape them, to run away from them? Sometimes, if we can, the Lord may lead us to do that, such as he counseled his disciples … Continue reading Furnace of Affliction
Do you believe in the sovereignty of God? Do you believe our God and Lord Jesus Christ is far above all rule and authority, power and dominion? And, that Jesus Christ is before all things, and in him all things hold together, and that in everything he has the supremacy? Do you accept that He … Continue reading Worthy of the Gospel