Where Is God When It Hurts?

‘Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?’ Job 2:10 NKJV If you could ask God one question and be guaranteed an answer, what would you ask? When pollster George Barna asked this question in a national survey in the USA, the primary response was: ‘Why is there pain and ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Numbers 1–2 21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22 Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet 23 and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter ...Read More

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Do Only What God Wants You To Do

‘I have brought You glory on earth by finishing the work You gave Me to do.’ John 17:4 NIV Over half of those who enter the ministry quit within ten years because of stress and discouragement. How can you avoid that? By following Christ’s example. How did Jesus do it? He tells us: ‘The Son ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

James 3–5:19 11 Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, 12 and they begged him, saying, “Send us to the pigs; let us enter them.” 13 So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank ...Read More

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‘Yes, But’ People

‘They have an unhealthy interest in controversies.’ 1 Timothy 6:4 NIV Some people miss all the good things in life by focusing only on what’s wrong. They miss the flowers in the garden and point out the weeds. Who are they? They’re the ‘Yes, but’ people. In order to help them and to deal with ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

James 1–2 5:1 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

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