Life is unfair. We all know it. We all feel it, even from a very early age. My 2 year old granddaughter shows me that every time her parents tell her no or take something away from her that she wants at that moment. Looking back across my own life I see situations I deem, or at least at the moment as unfair. I know I am not alone
No doubt David was experiencing a stressful situation when he wrote Psalm 69:1-3. Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing; I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary with my crying; my throat is dry; my eyes fail while I wait for my God. Psalm 69:1-3
Acts 3 is a story of needs and expectations. It begins Peter and John on their way to the temple because it was the hour of prayer. Take a moment to read the story in Acts 3:1-9.
If we see a person with an attitude of gratitude, their basic approach to life would be thankful. The book of Psalms show us that David had attitude of gratitude, especially towards God. David authored at least 74 of the 150 psalms. 12 of those 74 psalms are identified as songs of praise or thanksgiving. David understood that everything good he had, God had given him.
I will never forget the day God called me to women’s ministry. I understood that God was calling me. However, I had no idea what that meant for a thirty-seven year old woman with three daughters, a husband, a job, and a very busy life. The only thing I knew to do was pray that God would reveal His will. The cry of my heart was, “Send me; I will go.” Three months went by and I heard nothing else from God. I decided not to tell anyone except my …
A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls. Proverbs 25:28 (NLT) Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28 (NIV) Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls. Proverbs 25:28 (NKJV) Like a city that is broken into and without walls is a man who has not control over his spirit. Proverbs 25:28 (NASB) He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and …
Understanding grace was something I did not grasp in my early days with Jesus. So I definitely could not apply grace, if I was not understanding grace. My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. James 3:1 When I was very young in my faith, my Sunday school class was going through a study of the book of James. I remember getting to James 3:1 and the words, “teacher” and “stricter judgment” stopped me in my tracks. This was long before …
Have you ever wondered if God will help you? Maybe you were confident that God helps other people, but when it comes to believing that God will help you, it’s another story. I have taught people to believe God and to believe that He will help them in various situations, and at the same time, struggled to believe that very thing for myself.
This morning I opened my computer to find that annoying pop-up telling me I needed a software update. Often times, I choose the “try again later” option because I don’t have time to deal with waiting on the update to process at the time. Today was not one of those times. Not that I had any extra time, but I just decided to get it over with rather than continually tell my computer to update later. So I clicked “update” and it began.
In the midst of tough times we cannot see the future blessing, but the blessing is there for those who press through, work hard, and never give up.