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 […]

Is Your Situation Hopeless? | God’s Word Today

Is Your Situation Hopeless? | God’s Word Today

If you feel that the situation you face is hopeless, you may fall into a pit of depression that can even lead to suicide. After all, you reason, if there is no hope of change, why continue living? That is why at Guidelines International Ministries we receive letters like this one from a lady who wrote, “On Saturday I was […]

The Good News about Human Failure | God’s Word Today

The Good News about Human Failure | God’s Word Today

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23 There is a three-letter word that spells the difference between happiness and misery, between freedom and bondage, and between heaven and hell.  A generation or two ago, this word was commonly used in our speech, especially by the clergy.  We used this word to describe […]

What Difference does God Make? | God’s Word Today

What Difference does God Make? | God’s Word Today

“But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” – 1 Corinthians 6:11 “Happy?  Grouchy?  Could Be Your Genes,” says the topic of a article featuring the research of psychologists at the University of Illinois.  Said Daniel Goldman, formerly from the New York Times, […]

How do you Find God? | God’s Word Today

How do you Find God? | God’s Word Today

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” – Romans 10:13 How do you find God?  Here’s a second question?  If you have a child who gets lost, what do you do?  You look for that child.  Right?  Neighbors and friends mobilize until that child is found.  But are the two issues of finding God and […]

I Don’t Need God | God’s Word Today

I Don’t Need God | God’s Word Today

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13 “I don’t need God; I can handle things myself!”  Occasionally I am confronted with those words.  “Really?” I often say, giving me a moment to think before I respond.  Though I’ve never actually said it, “I’ve often wanted to respond: “You are […]

Imprisoned by Bitterness | God’s Word Today

Imprisoned by Bitterness | God’s Word Today

“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” – Matthew 6:14-15 It was one of those strange coincidences of life which took place near the old River Kwai in Thailand.  At this site during World […]

My Plans or His? | God’s Word Today

My Plans or His? | God’s Word Today

“Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’  Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him.’ “ – Mark 10:48-49 Luke, the medical doctor from Syria, the man who wrote more of the New Testament than even the Apostle Paul, gives us an interesting insight into how Jesus […]

Power to Endure | God’s Word Today

Power to Endure | God’s Word Today

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?’ “ – Hebrews 13:5-6 Forget about climbing Everest or […]

Making Peace with God | God’s Word Today

Making Peace with God | God’s Word Today

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.” – Matthew 11:28 The Message Making peace with God is the most important thing you will ever do in life, and it isn’t something that you can necessarily put off until […]

Do it Now | God’s Word Today

Do it Now | God’s Word Today

“For he says, ‘In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.’ I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” – 2 Corinthians 6:2 On his sickbed prior to his death, the English preacher, Charles Spurgeon, said, “If you do not wish to […]

Trust and the Unfinished Story | God’s Word Today

Trust and the Unfinished Story | God’s Word Today

“Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.” – Jeremiah 33:11 If you could see the hand of God in the troubles which confront you, how different would be your response to what is happening in our world today. Do you agree?  Or are you so overwhelmed by what is happening to you […]