Those who stand the test of their trials will have joy here and hereafter. In this life they will have the joy of being tried and true.
David was a daily optimist, despite his failures and he moved into the opportunities God provided because of his confidence that he was never alone. Keeping his eyes on God let him focus on the best of today.
I waited interminably for it to become dark and then started to walk quietly toward the barn. If he was still out here in the dark I could have a real problem. All the way, I kept praying for direction from the Lord to guide and protect me.
Heaven does not know you as the fellow with the nice suit or the woman with the big house or the kid with the new bike. Heaven knows your heart.
God gives you the ups to encourage you and the downs to teach you. They are his training ground for eternity.
Small miracles are what a Christian community is all about. There is unbelievable power in a community that cares and prays for each other.
Sometimes when life seems to be bombarding us with its hardships and trials, it is good for us to reflect on all the ways we have known our God to be the best place to find shelter.
Why was the image of the Rock of Refuge so significant for King David? Was it just a happy reassuring thought?
Decide to live today with the full assurance that God is with you, beside you, within you and ahead of you. You are surrounded by God. You couldn’t get away from him even if you tried.
Moses was one of the greatest leaders in human history. Yet, he was plagued by fear and frustration. He was a flawed and faulty man whom God called for an amazing purpose and he rose to each challenge with God’s help.