Put Your Failures on God’s Hook | God’s Word Today

Put Your Failures on God’s Hook | God’s Word Today

About the time she entered college, Pamela’s relationship with her mom started to become strained, and from that point on things only grew worse. She remembers, “We just kept trying to be close, only to hurt each other again and again.”[i] Both mother and daughter genuinely wanted to restore the broken relationship. So they decided to take a car trip together […]

David: Failure and Forgiveness | God’s Word Today

David: Failure and Forgiveness | God’s Word Today

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” – Psalm 51:17 The world remembers its own by their greatest achievement; they remember God’s own by their greatest failure. That’s the way it has been century after century. David, a man after God’s own heart” was beloved and blessed under […]

Let Loneliness do its Job | God’s Word Today

Let Loneliness do its Job | God’s Word Today

“But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. ‘ “ – Ruth 1:16 Back when the world’s population was less than 250 million, a mere fraction of what it is […]

Do you feel secured?

Do you feel secured?

Security today is a huge issue. It also is a lucrative business! Are you secured? When you intimately know God, Romans 8:39 says that nothing and no one can get in between you and God, “neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus […]

Facing Loneliness With Courage | God’s Word Today

Facing Loneliness With Courage | God’s Word Today

In his book Facing Loneliness, J. Oswald Sanders tells of visiting Hannah Higgens, a woman who for 69 of her 82 years was in constant pain from a progressive bone disease. As a result of the disease, she lost both arms and legs. For 43 years Hannah lived in one room, but she didn’t let her isolation or the fact […]

The Prison Walls of Loneliness| God’s Word Today

The Prison Walls of Loneliness| God’s Word Today

Can you imagine being a prisoner in the infamous Paris Bastille for 15 years? That was the experience of Madame Jeanne Guyon [GUY-on}, a member of the French nobility. Many others shared her experience as well during that historic era of infamy.  But Madame Guyon’s attitude made all the difference in the world.  She firmly believed that she was there […]

Curing the Loneliness of an Empty Life | God’s Word Today

Curing the Loneliness of an Empty Life | God’s Word Today

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” – Hebrews 13:5 A lonely, dejected man sat in the office of Dr. James Hamilton, a British physician who practiced in Manchester, England.  The patient told of a sickness which he said was taking his very life.  “I am frightened of the terror of the world around me.  I am depressed […]

How should you face your problems?

How should you face your problems?

Sometimes it feels like tough times never leave us. Someone said that behind every problem we face, God always has a purpose. “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek […]

Breaking Out of the Prison of Loneliness | God’s Word Today

Breaking Out of the Prison of Loneliness | God’s Word Today

“A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” – Prov. 18:24 NKJV “Dear Dr. Sala,” writes a friend, “I’m in my early 20’s and find it very difficult to meet other people.  I’m so lonely.  What can I do?”  Scores of people can identify with the feeling–parties, people, laughter, […]

Stages of Depression | God’s Word Today

Stages of Depression | God’s Word Today

“Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you.” – Isaiah 58:8, NKJV According to a report in a Journal of the American Medical Association, 8% of all men and 20% of all women will experience serious depression in the course of a lifetime. Some live with […]

The Value of Patience in Depression | God’s Word Today

The Value of Patience in Depression | God’s Word Today

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6 Have you ever watched a goldsmith as he heated a small ingot over a fire, then took his mallet and deftly struck blows that quickly changed the shape of the ingot into […]

When Depression Knocks | God’s Word Today

When Depression Knocks | God’s Word Today

“In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and he answered by setting me free.” – Psalm 118:5 Mental health authorities say that at any given time 17% of the general populace is struggling with some kind of depression. If that’s true, and I have no reason to doubt it, 1 in 5 (more than 2/3 of them women) are […]

Hope in a Hopeless World | God’s Word Today

Hope in a Hopeless World | God’s Word Today

“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” – Psalm 42:5-6 “When Earth’s last picture is painted,” asked the brilliant writer Rudyard Kipling, “will it be a picture of the despair of hope?” I have been thinking about the despair […]

Faith when there’s No Hope | God’s Word Today

Faith when there’s No Hope | God’s Word Today

Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son. Genesis 18:14  “According to your faith,” said Jesus Christ, “be it unto you!” (Matthew 9:29, KJV). What a statement! He was talking to a man who was blind from birth. This was no mere psychological stunt; no slight-of-hand […]

Is there Hope? | God’s Word Today

Is there Hope? | God’s Word Today

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure….” – Hebrews 6:19 When a submarine sank several years ago off Provincetown, divers descended to see if there were any signs of life. Looking at a situation which seemed hopeless, a diver heard a tapping sound. Yes, it was something coming from within the hull of the […]