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Stress seems to be something we all experience during our lives. Sometimes our worries, responsibilities and problems become so overwhelming that we think we’ll crack under the stress of it all. But, unsurprisingly, God doesn’t want us to be living this way. He wants to calm us and take away our...

Ever off-loaded your situation to someone, only to find everyone now knows your business? It’s not a nice feeling. When we trust someone, open up to them and allow them to see our vulnerabilities, we don’t want it passed around. When that happens, it can break down relationships because we stop...

When we feel ashamed, we can end up hiding ourselves away. We try and become invisible to others, and to God. We feel like we’re in darkness, consumed by feelings of shame and guilt. Adam and Eve experienced this too. When they’d eaten the fruit that God had told them not to eat, they were...

When we’ve been hurt, abused or lied to, we can find our self-worth becomes undermined. We begin to think: ‘If someone did that to me, there must be something wrong with me.’ We can feel like we’re damaged goods, like we’re not good enough and that we’re the sort of person who just gets used by...

The Bible says God put Adam into the garden ‘to work it and take care of it’ (NIV). Eden was an amazing place to be, but it still needed work and care. Left unattended, the best garden in the world will eventually turn into a weed patch. It’s the same with areas of our lives. If we devote all...

Before God changes our circumstances, He often uses our circumstances to change us. He promises to help us when we’re facing troubles, but God wants to do more than just get us out of the situation. He wants to use the situation to make us more like Christ and to help us fully discover our God-...

In society (and this often includes churches), being married or in a relationship seems like the preferred option, the thing that we’re all supposed to be aiming for in life. And if we remain single, well, it seems to be going against the norm. Not everyone is single out of choice; sometimes it...

Sometimes we end up looking for love in the wrong places. That was true of a woman Jesus met at a well in Samaria. She’d tried religion but it didn’t satisfy her. She told Jesus, ‘Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem...

God told Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…sanctified you [set you apart]…I ordained you a prophet to the nations.’ Let’s take a closer look at each of these points: 1) God knew you. The word knew means ‘to have intimate knowledge of’. When your fingers were just a web,...

In any area of life, if we want to grow, we have to be willing to change. Most of us want to improve, but at the same time we resist change. But we can’t have one without the other. Change is possible only if you want it badly enough. Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, said: ‘You are the way you...