Money? Trusting a system? Are you getting stuck on something or in something? Out of pride? Because of $$$? Consider how the system works and are you a part of it? Are you living the system or do you live and work differently? Are you trapped in that system? Consider your attitude and your responses, your actions and your reactions because if you live the way of the world rather than the way of the Spirit you will get caught up and have to deal with the judgment that will come from this behavior. If you aren’t sure, turn to … Continue reading What are you depending on?
What happens when you put your trust in the wrong things? Your trust gets broken and your hope for it shatters. What happens when your trust is broken? The things you thought were real vanish, the things you thought were important waver, the things you thought were foundational become shaky. What happens when your hope is shattered, the enemy of our soul starts to attack you with guilt and shame. I looked to the Lord, and he answered me. He saved me from everything I was afraid of. Those who look to him beam with joy. They are never put … Continue reading Put your hope and trust in the right place and in the right things.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood….” – Ephesians 6:12 It’s a battle against unity! It’s a battle against love! It’s a battle against hope! It’s a battle against doing good! It’s a battle against excellence! It’s a battle against commitments! “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” – John 10:10 Are you being tormented with fear? Overcome it with love. “16We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live … Continue reading Know what you are up against!
God is more concerned with our character than our comfort. 2Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. – James 1:2-4 If I consider suffering the pains of lies and disloyalty and what could be learned, I realize it taught the power and freedom that comes through forgiveness. If I consider the internalization of the pain creating … Continue reading Why do you need to suffer?
I read the end of the book and I know who wins and who my hope is in. 5Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. – Psalm 62:5 2My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! – Psalm 121:2 I read the reason why Jesus came and it was a good reason. 16“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.17God sent his Son into the world not to … Continue reading Don’t give up, it is totally worth it in the end.
In times of challenge or attack, do you share that your trust is in God with others? In times of trials and tribulation, do you share that your peace and hope come from God? In times of uncertainty and change, do you share that your eyes are set on God for You know that He will never leave you nor forsake you? In times of blessing do you share with others that God is your source and your provision? Don’t keep it to yourself, let others know where your help comes from, your help comes from the Lord! Now is … Continue reading Do others know about your God?
When God is for you who can be against you? God is our light in this dark world. God is our salvation from its attacks and challenges. God is our strength even in our own weaknesses when His strength is shown ever more. With God on our side, there is nothing to fear. It’s all about perspective…Considering where you are at how are you looking at things? What is your viewpoint on the situation? What information or viewpoint are you missing as you look at the current situation? Whose viewpoint can you get to get a better perspective on the … Continue reading Don’t be afraid when God is on your side.