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The Bible tells us that we come across different seasons in our lives. Some of these seasons are tough, while some are great. Some are for doing new things, while some involve waiting. Ecclesiastes 3 says ‘There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…a time...

There’s another situation we often face when we can get very frustrated and disheartened: waiting for someone to come to Christ. Most of us have probably got a friend or family member who we’ve spent countless hours praying for, and telling them all about God. But despite our best efforts, they...

When we’re in the middle of a time of suffering, it can be really hard to keep our patience. We begin to question God’s goodness and ask ‘why me?’ or maybe we simply give up. It doesn’t have to be like this. Job is a great example of how we should react when we’re suffering. ‘You’ve heard, of...

Waiting is hard. It can be stressful, frustrating, irritating. We think we know what should happen, and when. But God has other ideas. When He keeps us waiting for something, whether that be a new phase of life, something we’ve been asking for, a fulfilment of what He has promised or a prophecy...

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus taught, ‘Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you’ (vv. 27-28 NIV). Then He added, ‘Your reward will be great’ (v. 35 NIV). God sees everything we do. Every time we choose to be kind, every time...

The idea of judgement day can cause us to fear. We don’t like the idea of being judged. But the Bible says, ‘As we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgement, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such...

When we’ve been hurt, or feel we’ve been wronged, it’s easy to let bitterness take over. The anger we feel sets bitterness into motion and the seed that’s planted grows until it takes us over. The Bible says ‘Make sure…bitterness doesn’t take root and grow up to cause trouble that corrupts many...

Our thoughts are so powerful; our mind can control our actions, emotions and character. The Bible tells that ‘We have the mind of Christ.’ Yet our thoughts don’t always add up with this. Negative thoughts can enter our minds and influence how we feel and act. But we have the ability to stop this...

Following Jesus should energise you, not leave you feeling burned out. He says: ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you…and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I...

We need friends. But more than that, we really need godly friends. These are the friends who help us grow our faith and lead us closer to God. All of us need at least one friend like this. Life is tough and we need people there to encourage, support and walk with us. Godly friends are the kind...