Tag Archives: trials

“The righteous cry, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17 Most parents of newborn children quickly develop a sense of knowing what their child is crying about. Sometimes the cry is for food, or because a diaper needs changing. Other times they cry because they are tired. But every […]

“I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 We have a tradition in America when official oaths are taken. Many of our oaths end with the phrase, “So help me God.” The Military’s Oath of Enlistment ends with, “So help me God.” The Commissioned Officer’s Oath ends with, “So help me […]

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 Four simple words…life-changing words. God is for us. He is on our side. He wants what is best for us in all things. He will never leave us or forsake us. This is life-transforming […]

“The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.” Proverbs 17:3 Are you familiar with the process of purifying gold? The impurities are invisible from the outside, so the goldsmith must patiently and intentionally hold the gold over the hottest part of his fire, liquefying it. Only then […]

“…Keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” 1 Peter 3:16-17 One of China’s greatest evangelists for the Gospel was a man named, […]

“For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” 1 Peter 3:17 You dotted the “I’s” and you’ve crossed the “T’s.” You went by the book, did the right thing, and took the high road. You love Jesus and live right, but you still get kicked […]

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20 The single sentence found in Genesis 50:20 in essence sums up the story of the Bible from beginning to end. The man that said these words was named Joseph. He […]