God gives good gifts. Have you ever thought about the fact that God wants to give you good things? Do you ever question His goodness? Like when your prayer isn’t answered the way you had hoped, or the job didn’t come through that you desired, or when a friend leaves your life? When we first introduced Selah, our four pound Pomeranian to the family, God gave me an analogy of why He sometimes withholds something from me that I want. Something that I think would be good for me. Read more for what I learned.
Trials. Stresses. Difficult Times. Where do we turn when life is hard? Jesus told us we would face trials and He offered encouragement so we could maintain our peace. Yet, knowing we will face trials and knowing what to do about them are two very different things. These 6 tips when life is hard help us know what to do in difficult times.
Christmas is perhaps the time of year, other than Resurrection Sunday, when the world focuses most on the birth of Jesus Christ, His purpose for coming to earth, and the reason we celebrate the season. This is a time of year when many may be more receptive to hearing about our faith, while others need the encouragement our faith offers us. Whether you’re making homemade Christmas ornaments for the tree, or wanting encouraging Christmas Bible Verses for cards, I’m sure one of these will suit the need perfectly.
Regardless of what you’re facing right now, it’s a matter of fear or faith. You get to choose. Fear is not from God. Fear cripples but God’s truth sets us free. God gave us truth in His word that we can use to fight back. In this post, we learn how to talk back to fear using faith to overcome.
The enemy delights in telling us who and what we aren’t, but our loving Father delights in telling us all about finding our identity in Christ. It’s only in embracing the truths from God’s Word that we can become all He destined us to be. As Christ followers, we have the Holy Spirit residing within us to remind us of all truth. But the Holy Spirit can only remind us of the truth we have already taken the time to learn. There is no greater endeavor than committing His truth to memory.