We all heard the quote “pray hardest when it is hardest to pray.” This quote means when things get tough that is when you should be seeking the Lord the most. It is so easy to get discouraged when trials occur. When trials occur many people give up, get discouraged, and think to themselves, “It doesn’t work.”
Many believers struggle with understanding God’s love for them. Why do we base God’s love on our performance or our current life situation? Have you asked this question to yourself, “does God love me?”
“If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself;
but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.” ~Proverbs 15:32
Do you hate being criticized? How do you feel when someone offers you critique? Do you graciously accept it? Or do you complain, feel inadequate, and want to give up?
Bible verses about taking risks
Everything in this life is a risk. You are given only two options. Take the risk and expect results or don’t take a risk and expect nothing. Stop procrastinating! God uses people who are willing to get out of their comfort zone. He uses people who are willing to take risks. What risk are you facing?
Growing up in the 90’s, issues surrounding mental health were not often discussed. Today, although there are still stigmas surrounding it, it’s much more a normal part of our vocabulary. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 Americans have a mental health condition; that’s over 40 million Americans.
There are many arguments to make a case for the existence of God. However, most of them don’t tell us much about the character of God.
“If God is the creator of everything, then who created God? If you theists want us to believe that everything that exists has a cause then God needs a cause too! Who caused God? You guys are inconsistent in your beliefs, because you want to apply the law of causality to everything in the universe but are not ready to do it for God. This is itself quite a massive proof that theism is false.”
When prayer is not genuine it’s not real prayer. How do we know when our prayers are not genuine? It’s simple! The heart. When your prayers are not genuine your heart does not align with your words. Your words can be eloquent and beautiful while still being filled with deceit and hypocrisy Psalm 55:21. Our hearts may fool us, but the Lord is not fooled.
“Christians are intolerant. They are the most bigoted people I have ever come across. They can’t accept the belief of others and then they call themselves loving, how in the world is that ‘loving’? Jesus Christ taught others to love their neighbors, but are the so-called Christians following His teachings? No, Jesus would be ashamed of such people.”