A friend mentioned a verse yesterday when we were talking about fighting the devil… ‘Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.’ Then when I opened my Bible this morning, there it was, following on from a verse I mentioned in my post yesterday. (He giveth more grace!) Little did I know that within the hour I’d be needing
Life isn’t always easy, troubles come and for the child of God there’s also the attacks of Satan… BUT there’s also the loving care of our Heavenly Father and like David did, we can put our trust in Him and say with David… “How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the
There are many times when we long for a bit of peace. Sometimes just in the day to day busyness of life, longing for a moment or two to pause and rest. Then there are times of great trial when our minds are in a whirl, trying to work out solutions or wondering how we’ll get through this hard thing,
Are you a fixer? If there’s a problem do you want to just get on and sort it out, fight for what you think is right or do what you can to make sure things go your way?…. Friends, if we know Jesus as our Saviour and are looking to Him, then we don’t need to fight alone, even when we don’t feel God’s presence, He still goes with us…
There’s a beautiful prayer of Moses in psalm 90. In verse 14 he prays this… “O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” What a wonderful desire! I decided to dig a bit deeper today and look at all the meanings for the six Hebrew words that make up this verse…
A year ago I bought a packet of Sweet William seeds. I sowed them in trays, watered them, nurtured them and watched them grow through a long hot summer. They thrived in the gentle autumn rains and when the cold of winter came they rested and didn’t grow again until the warmth of spring. Through the winter there were times
Friends, life can get overwhelming but however hard things may be, we have everything we need in Christ. We are surrounded by God’s goodness to us. Most of us have family and friends, food and a home to live in and so much more. Following Jesus isn’t hard Friends, those commands in the Bible aren’t just a list of rules
Impossible shouldn’t be in the believers vocabulary… ‘for with God all things are possible.’ Do you have big prayers? Then pray then, pray them in faith, believing for with God ALL things are possible! Yes, all things are according to God’s will, Yes, God knows the beginning from the end and He decreed it before the world began but prayer
David fought a lion, a bear and a giant and he won every time. It all sounds rather extreme until you add God into the equation. David didn’t fight alone and neither do you child of God. We may live in peace where we live but for the Christian there’s a constant war being waged. The enemies of our soul,
Have you ever thought, how can God be in this, how can he ever work this together for my good? Friends, God has given us all the ability to make choices, sometimes we make bad choices or others make bad choices and they affect us and God in His permissive will, allows hard things to happen BUT He will ALWAYS
‘These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.. These things… What things had Jesus spoken and to who. Jesus had eaten supper with his disciples and washed their feet, Judas, that would soon betray Him had gone
Never Alone!…. ‘So they two went until they came to Bethlehem.’ Naomi and Ruth, they walked together, not alone! ‘So they two went…’ Friend, it’s the Christian and Christ. It’s the sinner fleeing to Christ for refuge, coming to God through Him because… ‘if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he
So many of the psalms begin by the writer describing the troubles they’re in and end with praise. It’s as though, as they pour out their heart to God, they feel His presence and their hearts are filled with peace and joy. Psalm 16 is like this. David begins by pleading with God to preserve him, he’s in trouble, he’s
No problem too big, no task impossible, no mountain too high!! ‘If thou canst believe, ALL things arepossible to him that believeth.’ Friend, even your hard thing is not impossible with God! Our God is the God who… ‘divided the sea, and…made the waters to stand as an heap.’ and He can make a way through the impossible for you too.
How’s your day been so far Friend? Isn’t it just so easy to let our circumstances affect out day? A grumpy boss, squabbling children, an unkind word, being taken for granted, something not going as we hoped, that spilt coffee, all the things we still have to do getting on top of us and making us impatient at any interruptions?