When people come to faith in Jesus they often say they feel a peace they’ve never felt before. This verse in Isaiah talks about such peace, adding that “quietness and confidence” will also characterise the life of a Christian. That doesn’t mean the Christian life is stress-free (ha!), but when we put our trust in… Continue reading How coming to faith brings a peace like no other
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke 6 NIV http://bible.com/111/luk.6.27-28.NIV Sometimes we cause offence to others through our thoughtless actions… Other times it seems that no matter how nice we are there… Continue reading When your enemy frowns at you, give them a hot chocolate
http://bible.com/111/isa.32.17.NIV Becoming a Christian doesn’t solve our problems overnight. In fact, walking with God and living his way can produce different kinds of challenges as we surrender our lives to him. But it does bring peace like no other. God quiets our restless hearts and gives us confidence in the future as we come to… Continue reading Peace. Quietness. Confidence.
http://bible.com/111/isa.53.5.NIV He did this for you… He did this for me. May we take time to reflect on our Saviour’s sacrifice both now, and always. By his stripes we are healed.
A simple verse and prayer for you today: “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.” (Romans 5:1-2) Dear Lord Jesus, Thank you that I’ve been justified – made… Continue reading Standing in grace
I’m a self-confessed over-thinker. I am indecisive. I change my mind about my plans and goals all the time. I get lost in my thoughts quite a lot, and I worry easily. I feel like I’ve spent much of 2013 pondering what 2014 holds for me. I tend to live in the future rather than… Continue reading Worry makes it worse; worship makes it better