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Being Broken

Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened." —1 Peter 3:13-14 read more

The Unloved Woman

When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn't I?" —Genesis 29:25 read more

Loved by the Lord

When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren. —Genesis 29:31 read more

How to Face the Unexpected

For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. —1 John 5:4 read more

Coping With a Rival

I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbor. —Ecclesiastes 4:4 read more

Wait for Vindication

Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor. —Isaiah 54:1 read more

The Comfort Zone

I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. —Romans 1:14 read more

How to Cope With Mistreatment

Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:  Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. —Ephesians 6:6-8, KJV read more

The God of Bethel Sees and Speaks

I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and where you made a vow to me. Now leave this land at once and go back to your native land. —Genesis 31:13 read more

We Are Required to Bear Fruit

I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. —John 15:1-2 read more

God Remembers Your Vows

When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. —Ecclesiastes 5:4 read more

The Value of Loneliness

After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone. —Matthew 14:23 read more

When God Lets You Down

When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home. "Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died." —John 11:20-21 read more

Forgiving God

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. —Nahum 1:7 read more

Never Give Up on Prayer

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. —Luke 18:1 read more

Letting God Love Us

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." —Lamentations 3:22-24 read more

Gaining Self-Respect

The second is this: "Love your neighbor as yourself." There is no commandment greater than these. —Mark 12:31 read more

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