Tag Archives: trials

God’s Faithfulness; February 15, 2022


1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful … Continue reading

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Response to Suffering; February 12, 2022


1 Thessalonians 1:6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. The Japanese and the NIV reverse the order of the elements … Continue reading

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Perspective; January 29, 2022


2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. I read verse one of this chapter and almost stopped right there and wrote on that, and had the … Continue reading

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Comforting; January 27, 2022


2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any … Continue reading

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Transformative Events; December 25, 2021


Luke 2:20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. This is obviously a very familiar verse, and a catchy little chorus has been … Continue reading

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Trials; November 3, 2021


James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not … Continue reading

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Divine Appointments; October 1, 2021


Acts 16:18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment … Continue reading

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Redemption; May 29, 2021


2 Chronicles 33:12-13 In his distress he sought the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. And when he prayed to him, the Lord was moved by his entreaty and listened … Continue reading

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Gratitude; May 18, 2021


1 Kings 17:18 She said to Elijah, “What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?” People are interesting. Not so long before this, the woman had … Continue reading

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Response to Circumstances; May 3, 2021


1 Samuel 2:2 “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. Recently I have been reminded many times that the people in the Bible for the most … Continue reading

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