We think of promotions as a positive thing and they usually are, but promotions can also bring devastation to your integrity. Remember when you’re promoted it came by God’s sovereign grace.
Want more joy in your day? Cultivate it! Joy springs from viewing the day’s events from eternity’s perspective. With this intentional focus, you’re sure to see today differently—with more joy and conviction that God is at work in your life.
Complaining never happens solo. When you complain, you not only discourage yourself but those around you. Listen to yourself today. Are you impacting those around you with complaints or with encouragement?
Joy—it makes people wonder at your secret. Yet joy is no secret to the trusting Christian. When we choose to grow closer to God, resting in His character and provision, joy spills over into our lives so that others can’t help but notice.
We shouldn’t be surprised at suffering—we should expect it. Suffering shapes us and matures our character.
Pastor Chuck Swindoll applies timeless wisdom on this subject from James 1:2–12. Whether you’re going through a trial or strengthening your resolve for the future, this message can help you lay a foundation of trust in our generous God.
Suffering has a way of simplifying life. It stretches our faith and pulls us back to the basics of prayer and dependence on God.
David Brainerd’s life is a powerful testimony that God uses us even when we are weak, sick, discouraged, and lonely. Despite all his struggles, he never gave up his faith or his calling.
Like erosion temptation is quiet and subtle. This is why we need to stay on guard. If we don’t fight temptation daily we’ll eventually compromise.
If you’re dealing with problems caused by your own foolishness, ask God what wise course of action you can take to turn your problems in the right direction. As you seek His wisdom for your decisions and responses to everyday life, the right attitudes and actions will become clearer.