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When You Don’t Understand, Trust God

‘The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble.’ Nahum 1:7 NKJV As Louisa Stead and her family were enjoying a seaside trip, she noticed a youngster struggling in the surf. When Mr Stead rushed in to help, he was pulled under by the terrified child. He was drowned as Louisa watched helplessly …Read More

Press Through And Touch Jesus

‘All the sick people eagerly pushed forward to touch Him.’ Mark 3:10 NLT Jesus healed a woman who had suffered twelve years from a condition society discreetly referred to as ‘an issue of blood.’ (Luke 8:44 KJV) And medical science had no cure. Observe how her miracle took place. She pressed through the crowd, ‘touched …Read More

Forgive And Move On (2)

‘Anyone who starts ploughing and keeps looking back isn’t worth a thing to God’s Kingdom!’ Luke 9:62 CEV If you’re wise, you’ll do four things: (1) Focus on the road ahead. By looking in the rear-view mirror instead of what’s up ahead, you’ll end up in a ditch. Focus on the fact you’ve survived the …Read More

Forgive And Move On (1)

‘Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on.’ Philippians 3:13–14 NIV The greater the offence, the harder it is to forgive—but you must. Because whatever you refuse to forgive and let go of, you carry with you. And it will be like a concrete block strapped around your neck. Has …Read More

Saved By Grace Alone

‘By grace you have been saved through faith.’ Ephesians 2:8 NKJV In a sense there were two prodigal sons, and both grew up in a religious culture that praised rule keepers and punished rule breakers. Notice how this chapter begins: ‘All the tax collectors and sinners drew near to Him to hear Him. And the …Read More

How To Deal With Difficult People (5)

‘Turn to him the other cheek.’ Matthew 5:39 NCV Jesus said, ‘If someone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other cheek also.’ In Jesus’ day, society was built around shame and honour. The left hand was considered unclean; it was not to be used for eating—or for hitting. So a blow …Read More

How To Deal With Difficult People (4)

‘Do not take revenge.’ Romans 12:19 NIV Jesus said, ‘You have heard that it was said, “Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.” But I tell you… If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.’ (Matthew 5:38–39 NIV) Though the ‘eye for an eye’ statement sounds harsh to …Read More

How To Deal With Difficult People (3)

‘He did not retaliate.’ 1 Peter 2:23 NLT No one mastered the art of dealing with difficult people better than Jesus. Herod ridiculed Him, Pilate washed his hands of Him, the religious leaders tried to trap Him, His family thought He’d lost His mind, His townspeople wanted to stone Him, Thomas doubted Him, Peter denied …Read More

How To Deal With Difficult People (2)

‘Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger and give no opportunity to the devil.’ Ephesians 4:26–27 ESV God designed us in such a way that in times of intense difficulty, we have a built-in moment to turn to Him for help. The primary place in your …Read More

How To Deal With Difficult People (1)

‘Strive to do what is good for each other.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:15 NIV Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as ‘the Helper’. (John 15:26 ESV) And as you submit to Him, He’ll help you handle the difficult people in your life the right way. Paul writes, ‘Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with …Read More

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