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…

Where Should Our Hope Rest?

What is it that we are searching for? Is it for peace, joy and hope in our life? Is it what Jesus is looking for, or for something that will satisfy ourself? If we look to ourself for hope, we won’t find it. When a personal or world crisis occurs, thinking positively without living godly…

The Perfect Work of Patience

“…the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, [lacking] nothing…” (James 1:3-4), meaning that everything is now complete. Our patience needs an opportunity to be tried to the limit in order to carry out its perfect work. We should want to be faithful to what we…

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…

Faith, Fear, and the Flood

“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith” (Hebrews 11:7). Faith and Fear Noah was born in a time when the…

Enoch Walked With God

Enoch was a godly man who lived seven generations after Adam, right before the great flood of Noah’s time. Throughout Enoch’s life, the earth was filled with corrupt people committing violence and wickedness of every kind. Most men walked following the lusts of their own hearts, doing whatever felt good to them. They were not…

Do You Have Faith in God?

What is your attitude toward faith? You can say you have faith in God, but you should not consider this to be your key to eternal life with Him. The only way to have true faith in God is by establishing a relationship with Him that is genuine and intimate. How can anyone have faith…

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,…

Faith—Not Quantity but Quality

A line in an old Gospel song says, “Faith, faith, faith you don’t need a whole lot, just use what you’ve got.” Jesus said, “…for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove;…