Depression | God’s Word Today

Depression | God’s Word Today

“You have taken my companions and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.” – Psalm 88:18 The dark days of December can be a catalyst which brings to the surface all the negative thoughts that have brewed in the kettle of physical weariness and despondency. I couldn’t help thinking of that when I encountered three individuals who struggled […]

A Way Out of Worry | God’s Word Today

A Way Out of Worry | God’s Word Today

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?  Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.  And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10:29‑30 Mark Twain, the American humorist, once wrote, “I am an […]

Dark Days | God’s Word Today

Dark Days | God’s Word Today

I’m always fascinated to listen to people tell how God met them at their point of desperation. Take the Elegados, for instance. In his work for the copper and gold mines during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, Mr. Elegado had the only car allowed to go back and forth to the mines near Baguio.  In order to be permitted […]

How do you feel when you are affirmed?

How do you feel when you are affirmed?

We all need affirmation. God, the Father affirmed our Lord Jesus Christ when he said, “this is my son in whom I am well pleased” Matthew 3:17. And then, Jesus’ life is now living in us in this affirmation. Galatians 2:20 says that “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ […]

The Fall of Hope | God’s Word Today

The Fall of Hope | God’s Word Today

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD”– Jeremiah 17:7 NKJV  The Greek Philosopher, Thales, is credited with saying, “The most universal thing is hope, for hope stays with those who have nothing else.”  The old philosopher made his point in that there are times when hope is the only thing that remains when […]

One Question for God | God’s Word Today

One Question for God | God’s Word Today

” ‘Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God,’ says Paul, adding, ‘sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness.’ “ – Romans 11:22 If you had an opportunity to ask God just one question, what would it be?  Would you ask how old the universe really is—a question that would put to rest […]

God Is… (Period!) | God’s Word Today

God Is… (Period!) | God’s Word Today

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.” – Philippians 3:10 Shortly before his death, A. W. Tozer wrote the following: “In this hour of all-but-universal darkness one cheering gleam appears: within the fold of conservative Christianity there are to be found increasing numbers […]

Strength to Stand | God’s Word Today

Strength to Stand | God’s Word Today

“The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we are not saved.” – Jeremiah 8:20 Before his death in 1984, Francis Schaeffer developed what some have called a “theology of disagreement.” Schaeffer never abandoned his position that the true mark of a Christian is the ability to love unconditionally, yet he was also convinced that one cannot really love […]

Do Not Fret

Do Not Fret

You can be calm and stay calm knowing that God is the One who loves you the most. He knows and cares about you more that you can ever imagine. Stay calm and tell him your needs. Mark 11:24 says “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

Our Final Departures | God’s Word Today

Our Final Departures | God’s Word Today

“…I desire to depart and to be with Christ…” – Philippians 1:23 When Jesus was crucified, one of the thieves put to death with Him cried out, “Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom!”  And Jesus responded, “Today you shall be with me in Paradise.”  But scores of people are not sure that they can apply that to […]

Enjoy Them Now | God’s Word Today

Enjoy Them Now | God’s Word Today

Ken was still madly in love with Mary after 40 years of marriage.  Everyone could see that! But Mary unexpectedly passed away with cancer, and Ken found himself alone and heart-broken. A few weeks later, Ken ran into his neighbor Lysa at a restaurant. She asked him how he was doing, and although he smiled when he answered, he admitted […]

Seven Antidotes to Stress | God’s Word Today

Seven Antidotes to Stress | God’s Word Today

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” – Revelation 22:13 Would you like some guidelines for handling stress? Guideline #1:  Get God’s perspective.  God knew about what is stressing you out before you were even born.  G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown character said, “We are on the wrong side of the tapestry.”  Yes, […]

Your Body and Stress | God’s Word Today

Your Body and Stress | God’s Word Today

“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures….” – Psalm 23:1-2 Researchers are telling us today that stress is causing more emotional and physical damage than our grandparents could have imagined in their worst nightmares, from producing cancer to lowering IQ in our children. There is no question that it produces […]

The Way You Look at Stress | God’s Word Today

The Way You Look at Stress | God’s Word Today

Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem.  Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. – Daniel 6:10 If you have ever been tempted to think that Christians should not […]

Freed from Chains

Freed from Chains

The enemy is an expert in setting traps, and then, he will discourage you when you fall into it. He will tell you lies saying that you are an underachiever and that you do not amount to anything. Do not forget that when you are in Christ, you have been set free. Gal. 5:13 says, “For you were called to […]