Jeremiah 29:11 has been taken out of context many times, but there is still great truth embedded in this wonderful chapter of Scripture. Israel is about a decade into a 70-year exile, and many of them will not live to see the return to Jerusalem. However, that did not mean that they should just waste the remainder of their lives.
In Psalm 77, Asaph pours out his anxiety and anguish over God’s treatment of Israel. The fate of Israel was so important to him that he felt as if it were himself on trial instead of Israel. While he was waiting on the Lord, he had a big problem: his only source of comfort, God himself, had become a source of anguish. His battle with this anguish was a battle of his heart, specifically his attitude.
The key to waiting on the Lord, from the perspective of Noah’s wife, is to do what you are supposed to do right now. Keep your eyes off next year or the next decade and keep them on today. Be loyal to God’s call for you right now. Noah’s wife gives us three great examples of being loyal to God’s call.
Many have experienced what might be called "the moment." This is the realization that life is not turning out as expected, and you have no other option than to wait on the Lord. This moment might be a serious diagnosis, heartbreaking news, or the realization of a lost relationship. When we are called upon by our Sovereign God to wait upon him, there is a choice to be made of how you will handle such a time.
Believing that Christ is worth following is only half the matter. Following Christ and growing up spiritually is extremely important. Here are 5 things to avoid when seeking to mature in Christ and grow up Biblically.
When choosing between submitting to Christ as Savior, and believing one’s self to be savior, many people would choose the latter. However, this trust in self is futile. The only qualified savior is Jesus Christ, and here’s why.
While many professing Christians believe in general that Jesus Christ is Lord, how do I know that he is my Lord? How do I know that I have truly come to full saving faith in Christ? What should my life begin to look like as a follower of Christ? Let me give you four simple ways to know.