Never apologize for desperation. The Red Sea didn't part for Moses until there was no other way.
It’s possible you know more than God about how to run the universe, but I doubt it.
Most of the time we will never know the answer to the question “Why?” God never asks us to understand, but only to trust Him despite our doubts. Peace comes when we finally realize we don’t have to have all the answers. The edges of life will often be blurry, but the center is clear, and it points to the Cross.
Perhaps you are the first Christian in your family or the first one in several generations. Are you worried about whether your children will follow you? The best thing parents can do for their sons or daughters is to give them an example worth following.
God loves you too much to leave you the way you are. He is going to do whatever it takes to make you holy. That includes making us miserable when we sin so that we will hunger for something better.
In the end, it will not be what we know, but who we know that makes the difference. If we know Jesus, we will go to heaven. If we do not know Him, how we get there will make no difference because we won’t be making the trip.
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
Be yourself and do what God has called you to do. Just keep on doing it day in and day out. That’s what perseverance is all about.
"Still, my soul will sing Your praise unending Ten thousand years And then forevermore."
Don't put off serving the Lord. Don't wait to pray. Don't hope for a better day to share the Good News. Do it today! It might be your last chance.
“Salvation is not a reward for the righteous; it is a gift for the guilty.” Steven Lawson
God often gives us more than we can bear, but he never gives us more than he can bear.
Not everyone will love you when you speak the truth. Speak it anyway.
If we know the Lord, we have everything we need now and forever.
Lord Jesus, help me to be quick to repent and quick to forgive lest I stumble under the weight of my own sin or the sins of others against me. Amen.
“We have this hope as an anchor for the Soul, firm and secure” (Hebrews 6:19). In stormy weather, it’s not the size of the boat that matters. You need a strong anchor that will never move an inch, even when the wind howls and the waves pound the hull. Jesus is the true anchor for the soul. Rest in him. When the storms have passed, your anchor will still be holding fast.
God is good, All the time, In every situation, No matter what. I am a witness!
Ruler of my life, help me to choose happiness today. Amen.
Lord, when I am frazzled, help me see beyond the moment to better things to come. Amen.
If Jesus is with you, you are safer in the furnace than anyplace else on earth.
Lord Jesus, grant me the wisdom to know when to speak and when to be silent. Amen.
"The devil does not have to destroy you. He only has to distract you. " Daniel Henderson
No matter what your past, Jesus can save you. Any murderers reading these words? Any prostitutes? Any adulterers? Any liars? Any cheaters? Any angry people? Any thieves? Any hypocrites? Good News! No matter what you’ve done in the past, Jesus can save you.
God often uses temptation to force us to confront our own weakness. When we fall, we learn the hard way that God was right all along. But when we resist in Jesus' name, we grow stronger.
Lord God, save me from the folly of thinking that I need something besides You to be truly happy today. Amen.
Lord Jesus, let Your life be in me so that I may speak words of life to all I meet. Amen.
God repeatedly puts us in hard circumstances so he can squeeze prayer out of us.
Do you want to make a difference today? In the midst of evil, be holy. In the midst of bitterness, be forgiving. In the midst of hatred, be kind. In the midst of pride, be humble.
Lord, I seek Your wisdom—nothing more, nothing less, nothing else. Amen.
Father, if You gave Your Son for me, how can I ever doubt Your love for me? I can’t, and I won’t. Amen.
Have faith, child of God. Do not despair if you feel like you are alone. Trust in God and take the next step. If your current situation seems hard, remember that you are not home yet.
When it cannot do anything else, faith waits on the Lord. Oh, how hard that it for most of us! But waiting has its uses. It slows us down, it gives us time to think and pray, and it teaches us God is in charge, not us.
Give God time to work. He knows what he is doing even when we don’t have a clue.
Contentment does not mean passive acceptance of a bad situation. It is not the opposite of ambition. Contentment means that if I find myself in a hard place, I will thank God for the opportunity to trust him, I will use every legitimate means to improve the situation, but I will not fall into the trap of trying to take shortcuts in order to find an easy way out.
Lord God, I do not ask for an easy road, but for new understanding of the path I should follow. Amen.
Speak the truth, do it in love, and be patient with those who don’t see things the way you do.
We come and we go, but God’s purposes span the generations.
The Lord allows disappointment so that we will stay humble. He gives victory so that we will have hope.
If your sin is great, God's grace is greater. I ran across a simple statement that speaks to this issue: Regret means you’ve learned from your mistakes. If you regret your past, if you know you messed up, and if you’re tired of living among the pagans, you can come home.
Lord Jesus, help me to do what needs to be done today and to do it with gusto. Amen.