I Want to Believe, But…

God and Unanswered Prayers

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33b NIV Have you ever felt like God didn’t hear your prayer?  Have you ever asked the hard question, “Where was God in that suffering or situation?”   Have you ever felt let down by God because He didn’t answer the way you…

I’ll Take You Back

(God says) …with great compassion I will take you back. Isaiah 54:7 (NLT) It is easy to get caught up in doing things our own way.  We sometimes take small steps away from God and His plans for us.  We can make mistakes that cause us to lose the passion in our love for God. …

Inseparable

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:38-39 (NIV) God’s love…

Love That Lasts Forever

I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV) Human love can seem fickle.  At times, it can appear to be conditional.  We may feel loved if we do the right things (or say the right things), but making a mistake in that relationship can cause a…

Freedom

So if the Son sets you free, you will be absolutely free.  John 8:36 (GW) As children, we needed to follow rules to keep us safe.  We were still learning to navigate the world around us.  As we grew in age, we also grew in maturity.  As we displayed our maturity, our parents would give…

Enjoy Life

…Tell them to have faith in God, who is rich and blesses us with everything we need to enjoy life. 1 Timothy 6:17 (CEV) Some people think following God is going to make their life boring.  They won’t be able to do the things they used to do.  They won’t be able to hang out…

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

“…In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV) We have all questioned why bad things happen in our lives, to people we know, and to others in the world. Why do things like illness, natural disasters, and accidents happen to us? We are not promised…