Hope When Your Heart Is Troubled

Hope When Your Heart Is Troubled

Jesus’ disciples were quite familiar with sailing on troubled seas. Several of them had been career fishermen and all of them were in the boat that night Jesus was sleeping below deck during a storm, waking up only to calm it with a word. On the very last night...
You Shall Not Fear

You Shall Not Fear

When you take refuge under the protective wings of God, you have nothing left to be afraid of. Does that mean you’ll never be hurt? Never get sick? Never lose a job or a relationship? No. Welcome to planet earth, where bad things happen because of the existence...
Walk by Faith, Not Fear, and Never Stop Loving Your Neighbor

Walk by Faith, Not Fear, and Never Stop Loving Your Neighbor

One of the most-repeated commands in the Bible is to “fear not.” Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount not to worry about tomorrow. And Paul assured the Philippian Christians, Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and...
Be a Weekend Warrior, Not a Weekend Worrier

Be a Weekend Warrior, Not a Weekend Worrier

The word “sabbath” simply means rest, and God made his intentions for mankind pretty clear: we’re to live productive lives for six days and then take one off – a sabbath. Much of what is written in the Old Testament about the sabbath has to do...
The Secret to Being “At Peace” with Life

The Secret to Being “At Peace” with Life

Fear, worry, and anxiety are all cousins. Fear is our reaction to something that intimidates us. Worry is what happens when we dwell on our fears. And anxiety is when worry works its way into our very physiology. And in our culture, we’re very anxious. The big...
Jesus Sees Your Value, Even When You Don’t

Jesus Sees Your Value, Even When You Don’t

As Christians, we often have the tendency to approach God as the rule-giver. We want him to tell us what we’re supposed to do and what we’re not supposed to do so that we can try our best – with a lot of failure along the way – to keep his...

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