Articles Tagged 'Providence'

Life Happens!

Life Happens!

No one is exempt from life’s challenges.

Brian McCutchen uses the journey of Asaph in Psalm 73 to remind us that life happens to everyone, but God is with those who love him.

It's His Problem to Solve

It's His Problem to Solve

So how do we obey these hard commands to not worry?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that trust in God to act is not passive, but an active life that does what is required, trusting that our difficulties and challenges are problems for God to solve.

God Put His SIGnature on You!

God Put His SIGnature on You!

Can you see God's signature on his masterpiece?

Phil Ware reminds us that we are all God's gifted children and that God has put his signature on each of us in three different ways.

The Things You Planned for Us!

The Things You Planned for Us!

What's the plan?

Tom Norvell tries to get us to think in terms of what the Lord has planned for us.

Traveling Mercies: Broken Dreams?

Traveling Mercies: Broken Dreams?

Are those old broken dreams really gone?

Phil Ware continues a series of messages called Traveling Mercies focusing on Moses and his journey from broken dreams to having those dreams realized in his life.

Beyond the Slogans

Beyond the Slogans

How can we say these things and really mean them?

Phil Ware writes about Romans 8:22-29, the bondage to decay that our world faces, our own troubles and hardships, and slogans that we often use and abuse to try to encourage people who are grieving, wounded, or hurt.

Your Half Full Glass

Your Half Full Glass

What are you doing with all the negative news?

Rubel Shelly takes on the negative sentiment of the day and confronts it head on.

I've Got Nothing!

I've Got Nothing!

What do you do when you don't feel like you have anything to offer?

Tom Norvell reminds us to listen to God when we feel like we have nothing to offer, and if we do, we will realize that is enough.

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So what are you going to hang on to during the

Rubel Shelly uses an acronym and a website to remind us that it is going to be okay.

Make a Faith Choice

Make a Faith Choice

When the world caves in, do you make a faith choice?

Ron Rose talks about a couple that loses everything beside faith and then finds an opportunity to influence others for God.

What a Way to Start the New Year!

What a Way to Start the New Year!

What do you do when you are locked out of everything?

Russ Lawson writes to remind us about God's work in our lives even when things are crazy and feel out of control.

Be Not Afraid

Be Not Afraid

How can we not be afraid in times like this?

Russ Lawson reminds us that even during these troubling times that God is at work to take care of us.

Hard Times Good for You?

Hard Times Good for You?

Can they really be a blessing?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of how hard times can actually shape us for the better and help us see our role in making the world a better place.

The View from a Troubled Heart

The View from a Troubled Heart

What can we really see from where we are right now?

Bill Sherrill connects to an old King James phrase, the latter days, and reminds us that we often don't see things clearly until time has passed and we view things from God's perspective.

Trust His Timing

Trust His Timing

Don't you find it hard to wait?

Tom Norvell shares reflections on Ecclesiastes 3:11 and the whole issue of timing and doing things at their right time.

Is It Time Yet?

Is It Time Yet?

Does he really act at just the right time?

Russ Lawson reminds us that even though it is hard to wait patiently, God always responds to our prayers at just the right time and we should never give up asking him for his help.

The Jewel

The Jewel

What's the most precious thing you've seen?

Muriel Larson reminds of the great blessing we have from Romans 8:28

Too Much Rain!

Too Much Rain!

What can you do when the rain falls and the floods come?

Katha Winther reminds us that life can be full of periods of bad things and rainy days with floods, but God has not forsaken or abandoned us and will see us through.

Good Things from Bad Situations?

Good Things from Bad Situations?

Came something good come from bad situations?

Paul Faulkner shares several good things about bad things helping us focus on what is important.

Making the Best of It

Making the Best of It

How do you handle hard times?

Mike Barres reminds us that hardship can often be a time God is using us to make a difference in the lives of many others.

Flexible

Flexible

Just how much can you bend with life's strong winds?

Life brings storms that threaten to break us, but will we be flexible and look for God's other alternatives and opportunities?

Change of Plans

Change of Plans

What do you do when you have to make a change in your plans?

Phil reminds us that a change in our plans may not be for the worst, in fact it may be one of God's little reminders that we need to be aware of his work in our lives.

Whatever the Need

Whatever the Need

Are you ready to trust Jesus with your need?

God longs to help supply us with our need, just as he did with the apostles trying to feed the 5000.

Who's Driving?

Who's Driving?

Who is driving your life?

So often we don't let God have control of our lives and we want to be the driver to our own loss.

Confessions of a Blackberry Picker

Confessions of a Blackberry Picker

Have you see the evidence of his beauty in your world?

A trip to the beach and other vacation sites helps lead Patrick Odum to ask what he is not recognizing in his daily life where God's fingerprints and footprints can be found.