The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” -Luke 17:5 (HCSB) A particularly unfortunate event has showed me pretty clearly how lacking my faith truly is. It is easy to proclaim the goodness of our great Creator when things are going well and quite another to “keep the faith” when things seem bad. I feel … Continue reading Low Point
And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly]. Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him. For this reason … Continue reading Faith
Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. -Philippians 2:4 (NKJV) It is common to hear [in certain twelve step fellowships] that the best way to get out of your own trouble is by immersing yourself in the needs of others. For many people … Continue reading Get Out Of Yourself
Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. -Philippians 2:3-4 (HCSB) Many years ago, someone told me that the way out of any depression or bad mood I might be … Continue reading Proper Concern
Lately there’s been some rough patches for my wife and me (circumstances, not our marriage). Basically, we have been very blessed with things through our lives and especially in our life together– but there comes those times when uncertainty creeps in and fear of the unknown must be contended with. When our faith is tested is … Continue reading Stability in the Storm
I will be glad and rejoice because of your constant love. You see my suffering; you know my trouble. -Psalm 31:7 (GNT) So often we hear preachers (especially on TV) who insist that (with the proper amount of faith) all ailments will be healed and we will live a life of material and spiritual prosperity … Continue reading He knows…
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