Don’t be impatient

‘Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.’ James 1:4 NKJV Just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it won’t, or that God has changed His mind. While you are waiting—God is working. The timing may not yet be...

A Better Tomorrow

‘…To bestow…beauty instead of ashes…’ Isaiah 61:3 NIV The Chinese have an interesting symbol for the word ‘crisis’; it indicates both danger and opportunity. When the stakes are high and the outcome in doubt, purpose can emerge from pain like beauty from ashes. But...

Are You Feeling Like a Victim?

‘…Turn…me, and I shall be turned…’ Jeremiah 31:18 KJV If you are tired of feeling like a victim, read this: ‘I don’t want to feel this way anymore. I thought if my pain touched their lives I’d feel better. I didn’t. I thought by holding it over their heads I’d feel...

Fall in Love with Heaven

‘…Live…as temporary residents on earth…’ 1 Peter 1:17 GWT The fact that this world is not our ultimate home explains why we experience difficulty, disappointment and rejection. It also explains why some promises seem unfulfilled, some prayers unanswered, and some...

The Importance of Loving Others

‘…Everyone who loves is born of God…’ 1 John 4:7 NKJV Tragically, a 12-year-old boy in Florida, USA, hanged himself just because the next day was his first day at a new school and, being overweight, he couldn’t face being teased by other children. Few things are more...

Look for the Best in the Worst

‘…God…turned the curse into a blessing…’ Deuteronomy 23:5 NCV In 1834, when Thomas Carlyle finished writing his manuscript on the French Revolution, he asked his neighbour John Stuart Mill to read it. Later, Mill came to Carlyle’s house, shaken and pale. His maid had...