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…

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…

Are You Sleeping on the Outside of Your Heart?

Earthquakes are an interesting phenomenon. They come and go as the earth’s crust shifts around on its molten core. Their intensity varies from tiny tremors that barely register on measuring equipment to a full blown rupture that destroys whole cities or reshapes the countryside. Most earthquakes are not a single event, like a hurricane or…

Seeking Refuge Among the Enemy?

Imagine being fiercely pursued by your country’s leader, along with some of his best men, and then making false statements to a priest of God to get something to eat. Next, you stretch the truth even more to acquire a sword (which you don’t need in the first place) that belonged to a person of…

“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…

Casting Out the Fear that Enslaves Us

What frequently makes us anxious and lacking in courage? Usually it’s fear. Fear can come at us in many different forms through our physical desires, lifestyles, and ambitions. We can find fear woven into ordinary nature adventures, like swimming, scuba diving, cliff climbing, or skydiving. And there are some who experience fear through physical entertainment,…

Fear, Uncertainty, and the Future of the Human Race

The world we live in today seems radically different from the world of thousands of years ago. We regularly hear of uprisings, terror, instability, violence, natural disasters, famine, plagues and disease, death, conspiracies, and more. When we look back over time, it seems that so much back then appeared better than the present time, and…

We Need Giants in Our Life – Part Three

We have seen, in our last two articles (We Need Giants in Our Life – Part One – (The Period of Training) and We Need Giants in Our Life – Part Two (The Period of Testing)), the necessity of giants in our lives, and how just one colossal representative of the enemy could plant significant…

Hopes, Fears and Peace on Earth

Near the end of each and every year, most of the world looks to the ultimate idea of peace on Earth. Centuries have now passed, and we still have yet to experience such a concept. What were the angels speaking about when they proclaimed over two thousand years ago: “Glory to God in the highest,…

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…