Even in the Worst Times, God Is Good

Protect me, God, because I trust in you. I said to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord. Every good thing I have comes from you’” (Psalm 16:1-2 NCV). Although it’s true not everything that happens in your life is good, that doesn’t mean God is not good, and it doesn’t mean God is not pouring his…

What Happens When We Forget God’s Goodness?

What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if all you have is from God, why act as though you are so great, and as though you have accomplished something on your own?” (1 Corinthians 4:7). Yesterday we talked about how trusting in God’s goodness helps us face life’s struggles. So, what happens…

The Downward Spiral of Moral Compromise

And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him. —Judges 16:20 Talk about sleeping with the enemy. Samson was comfortable enough with…

How To Pray Effectively

“Please remember what you told your servant Moses: ‘If you are unfaithful to me, I will scatter you among the nations. But if you return to me and obey my commands and live by them . . . I will bring you back to the place I have chosen for my name to be honored’”…

Living In The Goodness Of God

“God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy” (Matthew 5:7 Today, I want you to consider some personal application questions for each of the aspects. I challenge you to commit an act of premeditated mercy in each of these categories this week. Wait. Isn’t there a tension between mercy and personal…