Our Security in Trials

When trials hit us the enemy of our souls usually isn't far behind. To begin with we may be strong in the Lord and draw on his grace and wisdom, but as time goes by and the trial continues perhaps we begin to get worn down and a change begins to take place..... Lurking in the … Continue reading Our Security in Trials

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When Trials become Temptations

If we we don't handle our trials in the right way various temptations can seem like viable options. In fact if we fail to get the wisdom of God for our trials, temptations of various kinds become so much more enticing - temptations to think and act in ways that are contrary to God's will … Continue reading When Trials become Temptations

The Necessary Ingredient

Trials in and of themselves from a 'this world' perspective are a pain, as I said last week, nobody likes them, nobody deliberately puts them in their events diary, they happen, whether we like it or not. It's what we do with them that makes the difference, some will retreat and hope they go away, … Continue reading The Necessary Ingredient

Trials

Let's be honest, no one likes them, and we certainly wouldn't volunteer for them. The reality is they are part of life. You just can't avoid them. Some are more trying than others - they come in varying degrees. The annoying thing is, you can't make them go away, they won't. You can't get round … Continue reading Trials

Kingdom Thinking Part 1

Whatever our circumstances God is on his throne – he is sovereign. The church in Acts was growing at a terrific rate. In Acts 2:41 we read of 3000 being added, then in Acts 4 of 5000, and in chapter five that ‘Believers were added to the Lord in increasing numbers’ (14). And then? Persecution! … Continue reading Kingdom Thinking Part 1