Survivor Babylon: How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation
God uses the hard experiences of life to bring us to the place where our trust will be in him alone. Through those hard times, we learn to seek him and to rejoice even when life doesn’t make sense.
When we find ourselves struggling with discouragement, we need to be reminded that God is thinking about us, and his thoughts toward us are good and not evil. When we hope in God, we can be happy even though we find ourselves in Babylon.
We serve a trans-generational God whose purposes span the centuries. He does not confine himself to our timetable or limit himself to our puny understanding of what he intends to do. If you have eyes to see beyond your own problems, look up and you will see the hand of God at work.
Life constantly presents us with the choice of the hard way versus the easy way. Suriving difficult times requires that we reject short cuts, embrace God’s promises, and trust completely in his goodness.
Our enemies are a gift from God. If we didn’t need them He wouldn’t send them. God has a beneficial purpose in sending
enemies our way – to make us more like Christ. Therefore, the person we might consider an enemy is, in reality, our best friend.
Our sovereign God allows enemies to enter our lives for our ultimate good. They are often people we are close to; family, people at work, or even in our church. God’s message to us is to love, bless, and pray for them. In doing this, He will bless us. We cannot be set free until we set them free to be blessed by the Lord.
Ever since the beginning of creation, when the first creatures came from the hand of God, there has always been someone, somewhere, unhappy with his position in the universe. It all started with an angel named Lucifer, the brightest star of the heavenly firmament, who was not satisfied to be the apex of God’s creation. […]
What do you do when you don’t like the circumstances of your life and it seems as if those circumstances aren’t going to change anytime soon? When I asked that question to a group of friends, a man looked up and said, “I hope you can give us some help because I’ve been wrestling with that […]