Times of Refreshing

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out,” that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Acts 3:19 Our God is so gracious that even after we have rebelled against him, he not only wipes out our sins, but he also goes on to give us times of […]

Distressed Yet Victorious

And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled. Mark 14:33 If our Lord, who was sinless, had times in which He became distressed, how should we who are sinful expect to escape them? There have been many people who have preached a skewed understanding of […]

The Benefits of Adversity

My Grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Cor. 12:9 The Prayer The daily battles never cease. Adversity is a companion I know too well. My strength is gone, and despair brings me low. I ask again for release from this, for I fear it will be the […]

The Haunting Effects of Sin

David thought it was over. His sin had been exposed and he had sought the Lord’s forgiveness and it had been granted. A right spirit had been renewed and a clean heart had been created. Then came the news that his child was seriously ill. As David was thrown to the floor in anguish, thoughts […]

Faith and Feelings

“But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say you are my God.” Psalms 31:14 In this passage we hear King David make a statement that we’ve heard him say many times, but what is significant are the words that precede this statement. Many people base their relationship with the Lord on their feelings. […]