Calming the Storm

When the storms of life rumble your way it makes things seem dark and bleak. It can cause you to doubt your faith.

It doesn’t matter if the storm is concerning work, Continue reading

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When bad news arrives!

It’s bad news!

The report from the doctor isn’t good.
The car breaks down.
You’re being laid off.
A house fire, flooding, or a tornado destroys all.

The list can go on and on with bad, disturbing news.

How do you react?
Anger?
Throw a fit?
Perhaps you blame someone else or try to get even!

The bad news for Hezekiah was an army surrounding his city and boasting of the destruction they would bring. The Assyrians had surrounded many other cities and had all but destroyed them and taken the people as slaves.

Now they were at Jerusalem’s gate boasting of doing the same.

What did Hezekiah do?

And so it was, when King Hezekiah heard it, that he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord. 2 Kings 19:1

Hezekiah humbly sought God.
God powerfully delivered him and the city.

When life becomes more than you can handle, seek God!
It’s okay to go to the doctor or to appeal to family and friends for help – but look to God first and seek His healing, help, and protection for you and your family.

Abba, keep me calm today in the midst of trouble. May my eyes be kept on You for all things! In Jesus name, YES&AMEN

God at His best

Matt 11:3 “Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?”

Of all people to ask this question! This was from John (the baptizer), the one who once said of Jesus, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29
Certainly that was a declaration of faith and belief.

Perhaps, like us, John may have had a moment of doubt.

It’s easy to have faith and believe when things are going well, like when you’re healthy, have a home, a job, and everything is running smooth.

But when it starts to unravel and fall apart, faith can waver, even if for a while.

In the case of John – he’s preaching to the crowds one day and in prison the next.

You begin to wonder if God is listening to your prayers. You wonder if He has forsaken you. You begin to think what you’ve done to deserve these problems.

God doesn’t promise an easy life but a more abundant life! His word is sure and true; to give Him all your worries because He cares for you; that He will not leave you or forsake you.

Just remember when things are at their worst – God is at His best! (Just continue to read Matthew 11 and see what Jesus was doing!)

Abba Father, I know You love and care for me. It is that thought that helps me through tough times. It is in those times I often feel Your presence the most. I bless the name of the Lord Jesus for taking care of me! YES&AMEN

The Right Words at the Right Time

In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry. Ps 20:1

God’s timing is impeccable!
Yesterday evening suddenly became a little nerve wracking. A couple of phone calls and some texting had me a little on edge about what was going to happen in the near future. Continue reading

Unstoppable Faith

When it comes to church camp, our church is blessed to live just 1-hour away from Daniel Springs Baptist Encampment.
There is only one church closer and they are about 15-minutes away.
But there is a church group that braves 9 hours of driving to come every year. They call Gulf Shores, Alabama home. Continue reading

Noah, Daniel, & Job – Part 3

Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were there, their righteousness would save no one but themselves, declares the Sovereign LORD.” Ezek 14:14 NLT
Job is the final person mentioned in this verse.
You know the story of Job; he suffered greatly while three friends tried to convince him that he had sinned.
But there is more to Job’s story. Continue reading

Truth Is Reflected In The Lives Of Those That Speak It

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ Continue reading