Encouragement in the If Onlys…

If only…. then…. Ah Friends, those if onlys! If only this had or hadn’t happened then things would so different. Sadly this world isn’t perfect, it’s full of the effects of sin and that makes life hard, very hard at times! Martha and Mary knew this, their brother Lazarus was ill, they’d sent for theirContinue reading “Encouragement in the If Onlys…”

Peace, Be Still…

Jesus ‘went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.’ You’ve probably read this many times but look again, we don’t read of any hesitation by the disciples, Jesus commanded, they simply obeyed! Yes, they were HisContinue reading “Peace, Be Still…”

God is sufficient…

As many of you know I have multiple chronic illnesses which leave me with very little energy and getting back into the swing of things after the Christmas break felt really daunting this year! But God is so good and faithful because when I opened my Bible randomly first thing this morning I saw this…Continue reading “God is sufficient…”

What If…

It’s so easy at the moment to get bogged down with the what ifs and the whys! Many of us are wondering how restricted our holidays and celebrations will be this year and what we’re going to do about it, some may be wondering what the future holds, others think persecution isn’t far off, someContinue reading “What If…”

Fear not…

When I woke up this morning these well known words came into my mind… ‘Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.’ Here believers are toldContinue reading “Fear not…”

Easy and light…

Part seven ‘For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’ Some say that God never gives us more than we can bear but I disagree, I think He does BUT He never gives us more than we can bear through Him, with His grace and help. ‘Cast thy burden upon the Lord, andContinue reading “Easy and light…”

Meek and lowly…

Part six ‘For I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.’ What a beautiful description of Jesus! ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek andContinue reading “Meek and lowly…”

Learn…

Part five ‘… and learn of me’ ‘Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me’ Friends this coming and following Jesus doesn’t just join us into an eternal union with Him, He also wants us to learn from Him day by day. Jesus wants us to learn greater and greater depths of God’s goodnessContinue reading “Learn…”

Together…

Part 4 ‘Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me’ The word translated here as ‘take’ also means to lift up, bear, carry, to take upon oneself and carry what has been raised up. The rest we’ve been looking at comes as we’re yoked or joined together with Christ. When His desires become ourContinue reading “Together…”