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God works according to His own perfect timetable. Sometimes He’ll move suddenly, like He did for Bartimaeus (you can read about this in Mark 10:46-52). But a lot of the time, we’ll find He asks us to wait. And that isn't always something we’re good at. When we’re struggling with our situation,...

Who am I? It’s a question that we all seem to be searching for an answer to. And that’s because knowing our identity is so crucial. God tells us that we’re ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ (Psalm 139:14 NIV). In fact, He loves us so much that ‘he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will...

Author John Mason writes: ‘I couldn’t feel at peace. Unless I had everything figured out, I became anxious, restless, nervous, worried, and grouchy…I was a Christian and supposedly walked by faith. I trusted Jesus for salvation, but in other areas I trusted myself.’ Does any of this sound...

It’s not enough for us to just leave our enemies alone; we need to actively show God’s love toward them. The Bible tells us, ‘If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; for so you will heap coals of fire on his head, and the Lord will reward...

When we’re praying, it can be tempting to list off all our requests to God. We tell Him all the things we want Him to do, and forget to take the time to listen to what He wants us to do. If we stop for a minute and listen to what He’s got to say, He can use us in great ways. There are many books...

Jesus said the vine dresser ‘cuts off every branch…that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes [cuts back] the branches that do bear fruit so they…produce even more.’ God cuts some things off. Things we’re comfortable with but that stand in the way of our progress. Things He hasn’t chosen for us....

Darkness can represent evil, fear and the unknown. Light brings all the opposites: good, peace and guidance. When light replaces darkness, suddenly we can see where we are and where we should go. We don’t fear light as much as we fear the dark. Sometimes we can feel like we’re in darkness, that...

Ever watched a lump of clay being transformed into something beautiful? If the potter wasn’t shaping it, the clay wouldn’t change. Isaiah says, ‘We are the clay, and you are the potter. We are all formed by your hand.’ With God shaping us, we’re transformed into something even more beautiful...

When Nehemiah first saw the ruins of Jerusalem, he wept. Then he rolled up his sleeves and went to work. In the face of overwhelming odds and relentless opposition, he rebuilt the walls in just fifty-two days. How? Because he was driven by vision and passion. How many times have we been afraid...

God’s peace doesn’t mean we’ll have a perfect, stress-free life. Instead, it gives us the security of knowing that when problems do come along, we don’t have to be anxious, because God’s there alongside us, supporting and helping us through tough times. So today, let’s take a few minutes to pray...