In God’s Word, He doesn’t say if, He says: The world will make you suffer. But be brave! I have defeated the world!” — from John 16:33 (GNT) Not if, not may, but will! He continues though with a but, which means we can ignore that and find peace in Him, because He has defeated the world! He tells us that we will suffer! He tells us pulling the text in from another translation (AMP): In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I … Continue reading How are you living when things are good? What will happen when things go bad?
Quietly as a lamb before the slaughter…So that we could be reconciled to God once forever…No greater love is there than to give your life for a friend…God’s plan and desired that everyone be saved and spend eternity with Him…We are the ones that get a choice if we will walk with Him or walk apart from Him…Choose wisely! Today’s reading and devotional comes from: 2 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah — from Psalm 4 Do you realize what Jesus went through … Continue reading Do you realize what He went through in our place?
Are you facing a challenge? Are you facing a struggle? Are you facing a mountain? Are you facing a valley? Fear Not, Just Believe! Do you remember the things you have been through? Do you remember how God got you … Continue reading Remember the past victories to encourage you through what is in front of you!
I still remember driving to get my taxes done a few years back after dealing with some really hard times at work. Hard times meaning lied to, cheated, manipulated, mistreated, … which built up resentment, bitterness, anger, frustration. I still … Continue reading As you forgive others, God will forgive you!
Or the things that are yet to come in heaven because of our hope and trust in Jesus? So today, let’s focus on being conduits of GRACE for GOD! As the grace of God is being poured into our lives, let’s let it flow through our lives into the people around us. Help us Lord to get this understanding into our lives so that we aren’t just pools that catch the grace being poured out but more like rivers or streams where the grace that You pour into our lives is being distributed to the world through Your people. … Continue reading Where is your focus on the temporal stuff of this world?
Are you going through some tough times? Are you going through some challenges? Are you working through difficulties? Are you dealing with pain? Are you suffering? Are you sick? 365 Fear Nots: Verse of the Day today shares the following word of encouragement: And when her labor was at its hardest, the midwife said to her, “Do not fear, for you have another son.” Genesis 35:17 (ESV) Biblical Truth: Though pain and sorrows exist, we can endure knowing that a reward awaits us. As children of God we take comfort in being absolved with eternal salvation and look forward to what … Continue reading We can endure when we know the reward that awaits us.
Joyce shared this picture this morning on FB: My morning reading ended with this verse: Give us help for the hard task; human help is worthless. In God we’ll do our very best; he’ll flatten the opposition for good. Psalms 108:12-13 First I hold on to the promises of God’s Word: We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our … Continue reading Facing something hard? What are you going to do? Where are you going to turn?