Wars. Terrorism. Financial calamity. Racial strife. Climate change. Nuclear proliferation. The drug epidemic. There are many things happening in our world today that can cause us to fear. But for those who have committed their lives to Christ, God has provided precious promises in the Bible to bring peace in the midst of chaos. The key to experiencing the peace offered by these promises is to go from merely reading the words to actually believing that the promises are for you
As a hospital chaplain, I helped several people face death. Today on CBN.com I share one of those stories — and how God’s grace brought peace to this person in her final moments: “Peace in the Valley of the Shadow” “Why has God done this to me?” That question was posed to me by this angry woman lying in a hospital bed. As one of the chaplains, I was called on to meet with this lady, though I was given no information concerning what she wanted to talk about. “I’m only in my la
What an unpleasant scene I witnessed one day. Right outside the door of our church a small pothole had developed. Some people don't notice potholes until they are large enough to cause alignment problems. Normally I don't either, but this one was slowly expanding in a precarious place. Being the associate pastor, my job was to make sure that everything was in order around our building. A pothole right outside the door was definitely out of order, no matter how small. An alley
And I say to you ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you (Luke 11:9). Prayer is an essential part of our relationship with God. Yet, too often we neglect this vital bridge of communication with heaven. In many cases, we don't pray because we don't know exactly how to pray -- or how often. Jesus' disciples clearly saw the effect that prayer had in His life. He spent large amounts of time in prayer, often by Himself. The
Do you understand the authority God has given you as a believer? Are you walking in faith or in fear? Learn how to "take your mountain" in this message from Craig. Watch now. More video teaching by Craig von Buseck #Faith #Fear #Caleb #Joshua #Bible #BibleTeaching
A few years ago my family enjoyed the animated movie “The Croods” about a prehistoric family that spent every day fearfully trying to survive. Each morning the father rolled aside the rock from the front of their cave and reminded his family how dangerous it was outside. “Never not be afraid,” he admonished them. This is the same message we have heard from the media all our lives, isn’t it? But in journalism school I learned one of the media’s dirty little secret: fear sells.