Are times hard? Are days of trouble upon you? When times are tough, the Lord is our only security.
Insight for Today
Written by Chuck Swindoll, these encouraging devotional thoughts are published seven days per week.
If you have taken lightly the grace of God, if you have tiptoed through the corridors of the kingdom, picking and choosing sin or righteousness at will, thinking grace covers it all, you've missed it, my friend.
All of us need at least one person with whom we can be open and honest; all of us need at least one person who offers us the shelter of support and encouragement and, yes, even hard truths and confrontation.
Riding out the storm is a lonely experience. You will never be more alone emotionally than when you are in the whirlwind of consequences.
To be totally honest with you, there are times when I really question the timing of God. Times when I just don't know why He's so slow to carry out what I think He ought to do.
God is still alive and well, and He knows what He's doing. To some He says yes. To others, no. In either case, the answer is best.
One of the hardest things to hear is that God is going to use someone else to accomplish something you thought was your role to fill.
When God says no it is not necessarily discipline or rejection. It may simply be re-direction.
It is during the interludes of life that we have time to seize a dream or an ideal objective.
Knowing where you stand before the Lord leads to true freedom. Being free before the Lord, you will become confident, and that is genuine security.