Is Your Trust in God or in Yourself?

Christ died for us, and those who follow Him place their trust in Him. He paid the entire price so that we could go free, and we‘ll be able to go to heaven someday because of this. For all those who trust God the way Christ trusted Him, He’s willing to be to them what…

The Storm Before the Calm

The setting evening sun created a soft, orange glow along the silhouette of a cloud formation on the horizon. In the far distance, stormy darkened skies began to appear in the port anchorage area of the lengthy, shallow shoreline. A well-secured fleet of weather-beaten fishing vessels rested on their mooring lines. But one anchorage spot…

Kept by God’s Power Through Faith

Throughout the Old Testament, images like a refuge, a shield, and a fortress are used to represent God. They describe how perfectly secure all the ones who live in Him are. The word “kept” is sometimes used as a military word in the Bible to indicate protection, as in a fortress. God is able to…

Glory in the Savior

We need to understand this truth about the beloved Son of the heavenly Father, Jesus Christ. He couldn’t go back to Heaven and its glory until He had given Himself over to die on the Cross. Once this truth unfolds in our mind, it will help us understand how impossible it is for us to…

“Fear no Evil”

Are you always watching for fear to spring on you, when there is actually nothing currently taking place to be afraid of? How often we even find ourselves afraid of fear itself for no good reason! If you are a child of God, you should not be looking for fear, nor allowing it to come…

God’s Way, God’s Word, Our Shield

The ways of God are not capable of being searched or laid out by men. All of His ways combined have no equal in their compatibility and goodness. They line up perfectly with His character and are to be admired because they all work together as one. His ways are without tarnish, and are never…

Recognizing Jesus in Your Storm

“And Peter…walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid” (Matthew 14:29–30). The waves on the sea were truly high, and the wind was truly violent and overwhelmingly turbulent. But Peter did not notice or take them into consideration at first. He simply realized that it…

He Stood Still

What do a man filled with many demons, a woman with an incurable hemorrhaging condition, and two blind men sitting by the wayside have in common? Each one brought Jesus to a standstill. Ordinarily this would seem inconsequential. Out of the thousands that Jesus touched and ministered to during His time here on the Earth,…

Who Will Help Me in My Fear and Distress?

“Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper.” Psalm 30:10 Do you prop yourself up and act like you are bold and courageous in order to tackle whatever hardships or difficulties come your way in life? It’s not wrong to face fear boldly like this and try to overcome it,…

Why Does Fear Form in Me?

Since the beginning of this world, it is unlikely that anyone, except Jesus Christ, has ever lived a life without some kind of fear. Whether it comes from a wasp attempting to sting, a stumble that nearly sends us over the edge of a cliff, a massive wildfire quickly closing in, a collection agency waiting…