What’s the source of your power and strength? What gets you through the day? Whether you’re facing minor frustrations or massive problems, know that you can trust God to help you. We can choose to be confident in him, because he won’t let us down. God is right beside us always, giving us power and… Continue reading Where does your strength come from?
Do you struggle with fear and anxiety? I think most of us do sometimes, especially when life throws us a curve-ball. But I like that the Psalmist in the Bible never says “I don’t struggle with fear”. Rather, he shares his strategy for how to respond when worry does come his way. Psalm 56:3 says, “When I… Continue reading When you are afraid, who do you trust?
http://bible.com/59/jhn.14.21.ESV A relationship with God is not just about feelings and emotions. Its authenticity is shown in a life devoted to someone and something other than ourselves. The Christian life is one of complete surrender, joyful obedience, and willing sacrifice. Christians obey their loving, generous Father knowing there are far greater things ahead than those… Continue reading The freedom to obey
http://bible.com/111/psa.56.4.NIV What ‘mere mortals’ are you struggling with at the moment? Trust in God and ask him to take away your fear of other people. You are secure in his arms. He loves you more than anyone else could, and offers complete security, even beyond this earth. Rest in the perfect will of your loving… Continue reading I am not afraid
Who am I? What should I do with my life? Am I living up to my full potential? Should I be doing more? Should I be doing less? What are my talents, and what should I make of them? Am I channelling my energies in the right direction? Am I doing what God wants me… Continue reading Who am I and where am I going?
My family had a day at the beach recently, and our boys enjoyed climbing over its large rocks. It occurred to me that we didn’t just step blindly onto them as if they were soft sand. We assessed each one for its stability, and whether it was big enough to hold our entire body without… Continue reading Taking safe risks
Have you ever been betrayed or taken advantage of by someone you thought you could trust? David, the writer of the book of Psalms, describes his own experience of deception in Psalm 55… “My companion attacks his friends; he violates his covenant. His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his… Continue reading The One who won’t betray