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Caring People Weep

But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of…

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Release People

Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy. (Revelation 22:11) Please pay special attention to the point made in this verse. As we wait for Jesus to come back,…

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God Heals Brokenness

Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. (John 11:5) For many of us, we want to see God work by blessing us. However, sometimes God reveals Himself in a more personal, practical and dynamic way in the midst of our deepest sorrows. When you are trying to determine the next step in your life,…

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Friendship During Loss

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. (Proverbs 17:17) When you are going through a loss, you sorely need positive, encouraging, life-giving friends. Difficult seasons can bring out the worst in us; this includes bitterness, anger, sadness, and selfishness. In those times, we must remember that we weren’t designed to…

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In Your Pain, God Is Near

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.(Psalm 34:18) C.S. Lewis once said, “Pain is the megaphone of God, where He whispers to us in our pleasures, He shouts to us in our pain.” There is much truth in this statement. Have you noticed that it only takes…

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Run to God

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Philippians 4:19-20)  When life gets busy and you have a million things to do, who do you look to for help? Who do you seek for encouragement, peace,…

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Replacing God 

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9) One of the tragedies that we see in our nation every day is that we have forgotten the Lord and…

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Saying Yes to God

My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways. (Proverbs 23:26) When I was in seminary, there was something they called “Mission Week.” Every day during that particular week, a missionary from another country would be invited to speak. At the end of the week, there would be an invitation for men and…

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Be Ready 

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:36)  Jesus talks more than once in Scripture about people not being ready for His return. That’s why it is so important that we are ready for Jesus to come back. You need to make sure that you know Jesus Christ as…

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Dealing with Depression

Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. (1 Kings 19:5-6) The Bible exposes a…

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