Peace isn’t the absence of troubles, it’s God filling our hearts despite them. So when fearful or anxious thoughts come, remind yourself of Jesus’ words: “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Jesus acted as a good and tender Shepherd to Thomas in his doubts. Jesus never ennobled his unbelief; rather, He rescued him despite this weakness. This is grace in action.
It takes courage to stand alone, and oftentimes we find ourselves in situations and places where our faith requires us to do so.
The value of our devotion to God can never be measured by the world’s metrics, or by people who don’t understand our heart.
When is it wrong to pray? Our prayer life must not only be an intimate communion of words, but an obedient course of action.
From Charlottesville to Spain, I see images of HOPE that evil will be overcome with good. How are you doing at guarding your heart from the anger, vitriol, and hostility that has become the social norm of our time?
What do you do when you don’t know what to do? When you feel small and powerless? Jehoshaphat shows us that fear isn’t necessarily the absence of faith; it can actually be a catalyst for faith when it leads us to the right place.
Are you a thermometer or a thermostat? One is a reactionary instrument to its surrounding environment, while the other affects its environment.
Don’t miss the dance! Never let fear reduce your life to the role of a boat-preserver when you’ve been called to walk on water. Get out of the boat!
The danger in fighting the wrong battles is that we may find ourselves in the very throes of fighting against God himself, while convinced we are serving His agenda.