Reading Time: 3 minutes Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8, ESV Christianity can seem a bit complicated with the wide range of beliefs held by professed Christians, the diverse teachings and
Reading Time: 2 minutes As Jeremiah reminds us in today’s verse, nothing is too hard for God. He is the one who spoke the world into existence, who formed us and gave us the breath of life. He loves and cares for each of us as a precious individual.
Reading Time: 2 minutes There are times when life doesn’t seem to be going the way we think it should or how we plan it; however, His loving hand is always gently guiding those who have placed their trust in Him.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In the daily grind, we can forget to show love and gratitude to those that mean the most to us because we think they already know without us having to tell them.
So whether or not you celebrate Mother’s Day, I challenge you to take the time to reach out to your mother, your grandmother, your sister, your friend, your mentor and let her know you love and appreciate her.
Reading Time: 3 minutes God really does want us to share the burdens of our hearts with Him, to ask for help in our times of distress and need, and to share our gratitude for the blessings He has bestowed upon us.
Reading Time: 5 minutes You may not be able to see through your trials and challenges now, trust in the Lord’s tenderness and mercy. It may be a long, bumpy, dangerous, and painful road, but remember that the Lord has plans for you and your future. Our encouragement Scripture for today reminds us: “You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.” (James 5:11)
Reading Time: 3 minutes Friend, whatever you are going through today, take hold of this promise. If you trust in the Lord, you will be like a tree planted by water who has no fear when heat or drought comes. If you trust in the Lord, you will not fear the storms and trials of life, for you will be rooted firmly in the One who created life!
Reading Time: 3 minutes We should never fear to take our petitions and needs to God because He loves us and is filled with grace and mercy towards us. When we need help — no matter how big or small it may seem in our eyes — we have the privilege to be able to take it to the Lord in prayer. So when you are facing a great challenge or stuck in the middle of a trial, go boldly to the throne of the Almighty for help.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Today we’re taking a close look at Mark 10. Don’t be like the wealthy young man. Don’t try to do it all by yourself. If you are struggling with a bad habit or a secret sin, take it to the Lord in prayer. Lay whatever your burden is down at His feet. Let go of the need to control and trust the Lord to handle it. Have faith!
Reading Time: 3 minutes So if you are currently struggling, as I am, with sudden and unexpected changes to your carefully laid plans, perhaps we need to ask ourselves: “Did I seek the Lord’s counsel? Have I earnestly prayed about it? Am I willing to set aside my own plans and allow the Lord to lead, even when I cannot see where He is leading me?”