There is one instance when Jesus asked His disciples for comfort, for friendship, and for support. It’s found in Matthew 26, Luke 22 and Mark 14. I’ve included all 3 accounts so that you can read it all in one place. I could write all day about the significance of this event just before Jesus… Continue reading In the time of your deepest feelings…Jesus knows how you feel.
I’ve been writing about fear lately because it seems to be on the rise. Our world is full of stress, anxiety, worry, and just not knowing what’s going to happen and when. Are you anxious about tomorrow? Worried that you may not meet the demands of your life? Fearful of what “might” happen and of… Continue reading The root of worry, anxiety and fear
Do you struggle with feeling guilty about stuff, even if you’ve not done anything wrong? Does guilt motivate you to do things you would otherwise not do? Many Christians struggle with guilt. Does it have any place in the believer’s life? “Should” I feel guilty about anything? There’s a lot of subconscious feelings out there about guilt… Continue reading Do you struggle with guilt?
Human nature always wants to find a reason for things and point a finger (of blame) as to why something has happened. When we do that it sort of “lets us off the hook” and we feel better, even if only temporarily. I hear all kinds of things said today about why evil is running wild… Continue reading The evil of our day is not the believer’s fault.
Matthew 26:33-35 – “But Peter said to Him, “Even though all may fall away because of You, I will never fall away.” Jesus said to him, “Truly I say to you that this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” Peter said to Him, “Even if I have to die… Continue reading Grace and Peter in his denial of Jesus
I’ve been keenly aware lately how what I really believe (not what I think I believe) influences life in every area. We have read these verses, and, thankfully many like them, over and over again. And yet, does the deep truth of them get into our every day lives?
Have you ever wanted to read the Bible and felt a twinge of fear or distress, wondering if you were going to find yet one more thing wrong with you that needed fixing? Have you ever felt a sense of drudgery and duty in reading His word? You know reading the Word is what Christians… Continue reading Proverbs 3:1-6 – how we approach God’s word