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The psalmist wrote: ‘My God, why have you forsaken me?...I am…scorned by everyone, despised by the people…All those who see me mock me…“He trusts in the LORD,” they say, “let the LORD rescue him”…I am poured out like water…my bones are out of joint…my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth…they...

The Bible says: ‘The Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery…they said to [Jesus]…”in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women.”’ Jesus replied: ‘“He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her”…When they heard it, they began to go out one by one…Jesus...

One author writes: ‘We manage time, waste time, spend time, and save time. We wish it would come…we wish it would pass…we see time fly…we feel it drag. We watch clocks and carry calendars…yet God controls time. He created time, and His creations are fenced by His time, directed and guided by His...

When we’re around people who we think are successful, knowledgeable and wise, we can often end up feeling insignificant compared to them. Sometimes that’s to do with our attitude and how we feel about ourselves, other times it’s to do with the way people act towards us. Whatever wise people know...

Every one of us has something we struggle with, some weakness or behaviour that we find difficult to put aside. It might be a tendency to gossip, or unwillingness to forgive, or a struggle with alcohol…the list could go on. While we might be able to overcome a hundred other sins, there’s...

The disciples didn’t blend in, they stood out, and the world they lived in recognised that they ‘had been with Jesus’ (Acts 4:13 NCV). They preached His message, used His methods, and demonstrated His miracles. At Antioch they were first called ‘Christians’ (Acts 11:26). That’s because they...

Author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau said, ‘Our lives are frittered away by detail…simplify, simplify.’ Jesus put it another way: ‘Do not worry about your life…the birds…neither sow…reap nor gather into barns…yet your…Father feeds them’ (vv. 25-26 NKJV). So how can we avoid complicating...

David said, ‘How wonderful, how beautiful, when brothers and sisters get along…that’s where God commands the blessing’ (vv. 1, 3 MSG). When we strive to work together in spite of our differences, God ‘commands’ His blessing to be on what we’re doing. Satan knows this, so his main strategy is to...

When we’re struggling with bad memories, there are a few things we can do: 1) Reframe them. Looking back, Joseph said, ‘You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good’ (Genesis 50:20 NASB). We can try and see the good that came from things rather than just think about the bad parts. 2)...

Complaining can show a lack of faith in God’s Word that says, ‘God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love [him]’ (Romans 8:28 NLT). The Bible says: ‘When Pharaoh…let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even...