Best friend, bad friend, hostile friend, re-friend

You can probably relate to some degree. You had a friend. Yes, had, for he is no longer really a friend. You had a friend—a best friend perhaps. But then something went wrong. It might have been a very clear and memorable moment where some great offence was caused, or it might be something that […]

Obeying when you don’t feel like it

“I’m so discouraged today. I would be a hypocrite if I went to church today.” Despair is a terrible advisor of daily decisions, and yet statements like this one above are the very real convictions of too many struggling Christians. “I can’t pray right now, I’m just so angry”, “Leave me alone, I don’t like […]

Verses for all those emotions

Emotions send us all over the place. They might not be inherently evil, but the more we listen to our feelings, the more we get into trouble. By reading the Scriptures one quickly realises that it is like a giant app for emotions. Open the Scriptures, find the emotion you are feeling right now, click […]

How to wait for the Lord

Waiting implies inactivity. Dictionaries define waiting as delaying or postponing action. And sadly that is what many Christians think about when we talk about waiting for the Lord. We get this terminology from the Scriptures, particularly the Psalms. But it doesn’t imply inactivity. Quite the opposite. When we wait for the Lord, we are not […]

The fruit of anger

Anger makes you do stupid things Proverbs 14:17  A quick-tempered man acts foolishly Anger allows you to be manipulated by others Proverbs 25:28  Like a city that is broken into and without walls is a man who has no control over his spirit. Anger results in strife Proverbs 15:18  A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, […]

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