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Samson lost everything: his hair, his strength, his sight, his position, his family, and his reputation. The mightiest man in Israel was now being tortured in a Philistine dungeon. At his lowest point Samson cried out to God for help, and got it. ‘The hair on his head began to grow again.’ His...

Relationships are two-way things. We can’t build a strong friendship if it isn’t balanced. Maybe you know someone who you’ve helped when they’ve been struggling, spent time with them, supported when they’ve been upset. But they don’t seem to do the same for you when you need help. It makes it...

What price or thing would tempt you away from your husband/wife? If you’re not married, what would separate you from your best friend? Let’s raise the stakes: what could someone offer you that would tempt you away from God? It’s easy for us to say ‘I wouldn’t let anything come between me and God...

Imagine you’re married. You and your husband/wife never disagree about anything and never get cross or annoy each other. Household chores are shared equally. Your priorities are identical. You hate spending time apart because you’re completely happy in each other’s company. And you’ve probably...

If God was only interested in right and wrong, He wouldn’t have wanted connection with us in the first place. God cares about more than principles. His first desire is relationship. Look at how He treats Peter in Matthew 18. First (we’re paraphrasing here), Peter asks Jesus, ‘how many times...

When we’re at our lowest, when we’ve sinned, or when we feel utterly left out or overlooked, right then we can choose to run after humility, or run after pride. It’s up to us. But if we choose humility, God loves to step in. God always rejects a proud heart, but he responds in love to a humble...

Ever seen the film Stardust? The hero, feeble, bored Tristan, travels off to the magical land where he was born, discovering his identity. When he comes back, everything’s changed. He’s walking tall. His shoulders are relaxed. He talks with confidence. Since he visited his true home, he found...

God can make us comfortable in some of life’s most uncomfortable places. He can bring us through situations we think we won’t survive, or feel like we’ll be stuck in forever. He can give us peace when we’re under pressure. All of us will experience loss in our lives. Losing things can actually...

Children are dependent on other people. They depend on people for the basics in life: food, a place to sleep, safety…children can’t provide these things for themselves. They simply have to trust that someone else will give them the things that they need. Not only do we need to be like children...

Children trust their parents. They trust that they’ll be looked after and guided to do the right things. As we get older, we can begin to feel differently about direction. We can start to think that we don’t need other people’s help and can view guidance as interference. We want to be...