“When You Try Trusting God & Things Get Worse” January 28

 

When You Try Trusting God & Things Get Worse - Our Exodus reading illustrates the importance of being willing to keep standing and trusting God when things get worse instead of better and can help us understand that we are in a spiritual battle.  <a class=Psalm 16 reminds us where real joy is to be found. Proverbs 5 warns us of the consequences of sin. All of us need to heed the warnings in this passage, but if you have teenagers, knowing these truths and teaching them to your sons and daughters is so important. This may be one of the most important passages for boys to understand even before they come into their teens." width="400" height="600" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/donnareidland.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/depressed-2.jpg?w=400 400w, https://i1.wp.com/donnareidland.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/depressed-2.jpg?resize=200%2C300 200w, https://i1.wp.com/donnareidland.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/depressed-2.jpg?resize=300%2C450 300w" sizes="(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px" data-jpibfi-post-excerpt="" data-jpibfi-post-url="http://donnareidland.com/things-get-worse-stand-january-28/" data-jpibfi-post-title="“When You Try Trusting God & Things Get Worse” January 28" >There are so many important truths in today’s readings. I had a hard time deciding which one to feature in the title. I hope you’ll take the time to read today and let me know what spoke to you.

Our Exodus reading illustrates the importance of being willing to keep standing and trusting God when things get worse instead of better and can help us understand that we are in a spiritual battle.

Psalm 16 reminds us where real joy is to be found.

Proverbs 5 warns us of the consequences of sin. All of us need to heed the warnings in this passage, but if you have teenagers, knowing these truths and teaching them to your sons and daughters is so important. This may be one of the most important passages for boys to understand even before they come into their teens.

Finally, Matthew 18 illustrates the seriousness of unforgiveness and its effect on our relationship with God.

On to the Word …

 

Today’s Readings:
Exodus 5 & 6
Psalm 16.7-11
Proverbs 5.7-14
Matthew 18.21-35

 

When You Try Trusting God & Things Get Worse

 

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When Things Get Worse

 

Now Moses has returned to Egypt to do what God has told him to do. He has gone to his brother Aaron and received confirmation from him, from the elders, and from the people (Ex. 4.27-31). But when he and Aaron go to Pharaoh to demand he let the people go, things don’t turn out so well! In fact, things get worse!

Have you ever felt that way? You surrender your life to God or you make a decision to turn and go God’s way in some area of life. At first it’s great. You know you’re doing the right thing … but then things start to go wrong! Continue reading

January 4 “Weak, anemic, Christian lives”

not by mightHow did Jesus use Scripture to battle Satan’s temptations? How can hiding God’s Word in your heart, keep you from leading a weak, defeated life?

Today’s Readings:
Genesis 7 & 8
Psalm 3.1-4
Proverbs 1.20-22
Matthew 4.1-25

 

 

Genesis 7 & 8:

Did you know that every major civilization contains a “flood story” in its history? Even though mankind was dispersed after the tower of Babel, and many truths were perverted or lost, the magnitude of this worldwide event caused it to be embedded in the stories handed down. Continue reading