From 2 Kings 18-19 Ever had a looming situation that was coming closer and you could do nothing about it? It may have been some kind of deadline, an inevitable challenge or a negative event that was bound to happen. What do you do when it is out of your hands yet it is on … Read more Hezekiah And Sennacherib: Trusting God With Forthcoming Challenges
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine keeper”, I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing” (From John 15). As believers, we like to know that we are … Read more What The Grapevine Teaches Us About Spiritual Growth
We would all love to hear from God. But more importantly, we want to be sure that He has spoken and it is not our random thoughts or any other person for that matter. There are many ways in which God can speak—actually he can speak in any way he chooses so we cannot put … Read more Hearing From God: How Can I Be Sure It Is Him?
Proverbs 10:22 If God were to give you a gift, what aspects would it have? Or how can we know that something really comes from Him? The answer is in this proverb. The blessings that come from God have a certain completeness about them and always bring us peace and contentment. Not that everything about … Read more The Blessing Of The Lord Makes One Rich, And He Adds No Sorrow With It
Ref: Daniel Chapter 6 Daniel had been exiled from his homeland in Judah and brought to the great kingdom of Babylon. At that time, Nebuchadnezzar was king but he was eventually succeeded by his son Belshazzar. After Belshazzar had ruled for a while, the Medes attacked Babylon and deposed him. Darius leader of the Medes … Read more The Lions’ Den: A Reflection On Daniel’s Experience
All the days we suffer are indeed evil or bad. We cannot pretend that the problems we experience are good. No one plans to have a bad day; we would all prefer that every day is pleasant and trouble-free. That’s not the reality though. So who is this person that can be happy all the … Read more All The Days Of The Afflicted Are Evil, But The Cheerful Of Heart Has A Continual Feast (Proverbs 15:15)
I would say that the above verse contains the answer to all the ‘whys’ we tend to ask God. All the afflictions that He leads us through that seem unreasonable, unfair or uncalled for are allowed because He wants to be good to us in the end. Before we go any further though, let us … Read more So That He Might Be Good To You In The End (Deuteronomy 8:16)