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“and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.” Romans 4:21   Followers of Christ are not immune from the difficulties and sorrows of life. Still, we often wonder why God doesn’t intervene sooner when a challenging situation lingers on. Some who profess Christ[...]

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“Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, ‘Do you love Me?’ And he said to Him, ‘Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Tend My sheep.’” John 21:17   Nothing can discourage us faster or longer than spiritual[...]

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“And he was afraid and arose and ran for his life…The angel of the LORD came again a second time and touched him and said, ‘Arise, eat, because the journey is too great for you.’” 1 Kings 19:3, 7   We often think of discouragement as a by-product of failure[...]

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“When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.” 1 Samuel 17:11   Words that defy God and treat Scripture with contempt bombard us every day. We often allow this barrage of words to intimidate us into silence and inaction. Like Saul[...]

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“I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too burdensome for me.” Numbers 11:14   We all face periods of discouragement for various reasons. Demanding circumstances usually come and go. Like the tide, it’s just the rhythm of life. But what about when a burdening[...]

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“But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14   The Cross of Jesus Christ takes away any grounds we might use to exalt ourselves.[...]

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“The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes and examines him.” Proverbs 18:17   Today’s verse, like many of the Proverbs, presents us with a commonsense scenario. There are two sides to every story. People often share different versions of the truth when accusations arise. So, how[...]

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“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name[...]

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