Have you ever considered adversity as a gift? It sounds not only counter-intuitive but even cruel to suggest; but, in the mystery of God’s providence, we find that problems are often opportunities in disguise! In fact, the real problem with problems is not the problem; it’s how we look at the problem that is the problem!
A wedding ring is a powerful symbol. It has special significance – not only to the one wearing it, but for others as well. It communicates a message of commitment, a relationship of intimacy, and a promise of purity. A wedding ring is more than simply jewelry; it is a sacred symbol.
Our hope in Christ is like an anchor for the soul. It keeps us firm and secure through the storms of doubt, delay and disaster. Life is challenging, but God says we are “ … more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 (NIV)
Imagine living a life without fear! That’s the description of those who only fear the Lord. The fear of the Lord is a reverent and holy fear. It is a deep respect for who God is and what He can do. Proverbs tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. In fact, if we have a healthy fear of God, we can live without the fears that trouble most of our lives.
How do you get through the valley? We’ve all been there at one time or another – and, if not, hold on because you will. This fallen world in which we live is a passing shadow described by David as the valley of the shadow of death.
We usually experience our greatest joys and deepest wounds within our family. Putting God first in our lives simplifies those relationships and can turn bitter waters into springs of living waters! It’s a matter of choice.
As our culture becomes more chaotic by the day, family relationships become way more complicated. God’s Word offers four simple choices that can bring clarity to the confusion and change dysfunctional family dynamics. His power can bring healing and spark real joy in your relationships.
Fake news has devastating consequences. It can lead us to believe things that are patently untrue. It can destroy relationships and wreck careers. It can leave us in bondage, disillusioned with God and disappointed in ourselves.
Nothing gives you more security than knowing that you are in the will of God, that God is directing your path, and that He is leading you. Do you have that confidence? Are you seeking His will and direction in your life?
Healthy relationships don’t just happen. They are intentional, and they take a lot of energy! Jesus raised our standard of love for one another when He said to love others as He loved us! Who can possibly do that? If you’ve ever tried, you know it’s impossible!