Category Archives: Fear

Finding hope in despair…

During difficult times we all need hope. The Psalmist captured it this way: Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation (Psalm 42:5).  I can’t remember who said it, but the words were wise: If IContinue Reading

Faith and Submission

So much is misunderstood about faith. Sometimes we tend to think that faith is about boldly going where no one has gone before. But recently I began to examine those precious lives in the Scriptures who practiced their faith through submission. In fact one writer said, “True faith always involves surrender to the will ofContinue Reading

Heaven is a real place…

As a pastor a portion of my life involves the home-going of our people. I mean by that their entrance into heaven. From a human perspective we think of death as the end. But for the Christian (the one who has placed their faith in Christ for salvation) death is spoken of as a beginning.Continue Reading

Prayer, Fear, & Angels

The Biblical accounts of people talking with angels have always fascinated me. Nearly every time it happens in the Bible the angel tells the human being to not be afraid. There is something about their unexpected appearance that frightens people. Such was the case with Daniel in an interesting conversation he has with Gabriel inContinue Reading

Courage in the Face of Storms

There is a simple prayer uttered by the early disciples of Christ in Acts chapter 4.  In the face of threats from the religious bureaucracy of the day they prayed to the Lord for courage. In their words, “grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word” (Acts 4:29). Remarkably, inContinue Reading