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“And he was afraid and arose and ran for his life…” 1 Kings 19:3   Even God’s most faithful and courageous servants struggle with being afraid at times. Never underestimate the force of fear. It can quickly spiral into anxiety, despair, or hopelessness. Such was the case with Elijah, even though he[...]

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“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all.” Philippians 1:3-4 Each Thanksgiving we gather around the table and talk about the things we’re most grateful for. But long before the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving, the[...]

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“I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:147 (NIV)   Some situations weigh heavily on our hearts. Sleep may even become elusive if a sense of desperation creeps into our thoughts. At some point we’ve all given God our preferred[...]

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It’s difficult not to be anxious when reading the headlines these days. Not only is our world engulfed in one crisis after another, but there’s a general lack of common sense and critical thinking. It’s as if our world is spinning out of control. Then as I read my Bible,[...]

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“Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law.” Psalm 119:18   One of the main reasons people give for not reading the Bible is not understanding it. This, however, is not a valid reason for followers of Christ. God gives us everything we need to grasp[...]

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“Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the counsel of the Lord will stand.” Proverbs 19:21   A new year is like a clean slate. It brings renewed hope, along with the excitement of new plans and goals. Too many times, though, we strive to accomplish the wrong things.[...]

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“And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.” 1 John 5:15   One of the reasons people give for turning away from God is unanswered prayer. It usually comes down to a specific prayer that seemed[...]

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