“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.” Lamentations 3:22. Many changes in our lives come from loss – a thwarted dream of success, or the death of a person we’ve deeply loved. In every loss we long for a touch of healing and hope. Jeremiah mourned the captivity of […]
“…tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character.” Romans 5:3-4. The tests of life can help us develop strong Christian character, but that does not always happen. For example, some people lose patience instead of gaining it when facing a trial. If we are committed to serving the Lord, we can expect to be tested. God uses […]
“Cause me to hear Your loving-kindness in the morning, for in You do I trust.” Psalm 143:8. Have you experienced a great loss? Don’t lose hope. Call on the Lord. Trust Him and keep listening. If you do, you will gain even from loss. God uses life’s reverses to move us forward.
“Let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good.” I Peter 4:19. Times getting rough? Being persecuted? Under extreme stress? Scared? Continue to serve Christ, even if you are discouraged and feel like quitting, decide that throughout the ordeal you are going to remain faithful. What […]
“You have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith …may be found to praise…at the revelation of Jesus.” I Peter 1:6-7. The Bible is full of stories of God’s children who have gone through the mill: Job on the ash heap, Daniel in a den of lions, John on the lonely […]