Do you feel like the heat is on? Like you’re in the pressure cooker and the steam is about to blow? Is your faith being tested? This story from Daniel shows us three ways we can walk through the fires of life and not get burned.
Can your faith handle the fire of a global pandemic? Unanswered prayers? A fallen Christian leader or mentor? Can your faith handle personal loss of possessions, health, or someone that you love?
A faith that is TESTED is a faith that can be TRUSTED.
Fear is trusting that our knowledge of the past is better than God’s knowledge of the future.
They knew who God is. They knew what He had done for them. Yet, they said, “We’re going to fear this one thing that we don’t know: the unknown.”
I am thankful for the way our government has acted quickly to help Americans financially. The CARES Act provides economic relief for individuals and small businesses. But we need more than just financial support to get through this time.
There’s only one organization that can help meet all of our needs, and it’s because it’s not just an organization.
The people thought the triumph was when Jesus won the “popularity contest” in Jerusalem. For them power and popularity meant victory. But Jesus knew better not to get caught up in their shallow view of success.
Imagine yourself at the end of this pandemic. What do you want to know? How do you want to grow? What memories will you have created? What bad habits will you have broken? What good habits will you have started? What will be different as result? How will you have changed?
If the only power our thoughts have over us is the power we give them, then we need to empower positive thinking and disempower negative thinking. But how do we do that?
The story of Joseph (coupled with the entire witness of Scripture) gives us a greater perspective on dealing with the disappointment, pain, and anger of broken dreams.
What do we do when the dream that was birthed in our heart, nurtured in our mind, and developed through depth of sacrifice that few will ever know, lies shattered beyond repair?