Petr suffered unspeakably in prison, and couldn’t understand why he was being so tortured, but then he led twelve other inmates to the Lord.
As Bill prayed, he realized that God wasn’t through with him yet, he was determined to move ahead with life.
As the year’s pass by I’m more convinced that our major battle in life is not with the aging process but with choosing the right attitude and character to glorify our Lord.
Professed believers become unfruitful when they are spiritually nearsighted. When they focus on self, the worries of life, or all the lures of materialism, the big, eternal issues of life blur and they can’t see the dangers or opportunities right in front of them.
There may be some niggling sin in our life that is annoying, but we try to ignore it and keep going. In our minds we may view our sin to be minor and insignificant, but the longer we tolerate it, the more damage it does.
Have you recently had one of those days? You know the kind. A day when it seems like it may have been better to have stayed in bed. These are the times when we feel alone and adrift. And yet we are not alone. Our Heavenly Father is there to help us ride out those tough times.
Do those words shock you? If we’re honest with ourselves there are probably days when every married man could admit to thinking those words. The true test of a good marriage is not how compatible a couple is, but how compatible or loving they choose to be despite conflict and differences.
In Scripture the Lord invites us to call upon Him. Don’t ever think that your issue is too insignificant or trivial for the Lord to address. He wants us to “cast all our cares on Him.” (1 Peter 5:7) And He delights in coming to our rescue.