Belief

When all you have left is nothing


Rest assured you are not alone

When you have done wrong, and family, friends and close associates deserted you. And it feels like you are on an Island by yourself, rest assured that your heavenly father will not leave you or forsake you. He is waiting in the wings with open arms to comfort and console you. Confess your sins and ask his forgiveness and he will make you whole just like he did for David.

The Bible tells us that David was a man after God’s own heart. But David messed up. He cried out to God with a contrite spirit, and God forgave him.

Psalm 51
For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.
Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
    and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins
    and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
    you who are God my Savior,
    and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is[b] a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise.
18 May it please you to prosper Zion,
    to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,
    in burnt offerings offered whole;
    then bulls will be offered on your altar.

Psalm 51 KJV Bible Gateway

“I am the way”


Jesus is the way

It was soon time for Jesus to leave the earth. He knew he had to be careful how he breaks the news to his disciples. After all, the men had been with him for three years. Some have even walked away from their family and their livelihood. And Jesus had been their provider for the entire time. How could he leave them now? He had to have a good explanation, and he had to use tact.

So, after telling his disciples about his father’s mansion and that there was room for everybody, Jesus said, “You know the way to where I am going,” (John 14:4).

Then, a puzzled Thomas said to him:

“Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:5-6 (NIV) Bible Gateway
The way–Pat Barrett YouTube video

Christian encouragement.


Praise You in this storm–Casting crowns

Praise You in this storm–Casting Crowns.

1Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’


Isaiah 41:10 New King James Version (NKJV). Bible Gateway

Christian encouragement


Let us pray

My dear Father, on occasions I get worn out and weary. I work hard. I try to do the right thing, but often my circumstances overwhelmed me, and I lose focus. Teach me to train my eyes on You, and not on my situation. Lift me, and guide my eyes to see the joy of the reward that awaits me. I pray for perseverance as I consider the satisfaction of the prize; I get to be with you forever in heaven. Free of pain, full of joy. Refill me with your truth, O Lord. Amen


12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of all the hostility he faced from sinful people;[ then you won’t become weary and give up.

Hebrews 12:1-3 (NLT) Bible Gateway

Christian Encouragement


Avoid denominational clashes

Christians should avoid denominational clashes at all cost. The body of (the Church) Christ supposed to be one unit that is made up of many different parts. Each part is dependent on the other. Therefore, no part is more important than the other.

In 1Corintians 12: 12-26 Apostle Paul likened the body of Christ (the Church) to the human body.

12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink [a]into one Spirit. 14 For in fact the body is not one member but many.
15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be?
20 But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. 23 And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, 24 but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 that there should be no [b]schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.


1 Corinthians 12:12-26 New King James Version (NKJV) Bible Gateway

Every day is a special day


Christian encouragement

Every day is a special day; even when you are tested and tried. You can rest assured that each day comes with God’s never-ending love and faithfulness. So, one does not have to wait for a spectacular moment to declare as the Psalmist did:

Today is the day which the Lord has made;
Let me rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24 (NASB) Bible Gateway

Christian Encouragement


How to resist temptation

Temptation is something every Christian face. And it doesn’t matter how long you have been following Christ. But if we remain watchful and pray for ourselves and others, the Holy Spirit will enable us to resist temptation.
Here are five tried and true steps Mary Fairchild of http://www.thoughtco.com says you can take to resist temptation.

Recognize your tendency to Sin

Flee from temptation

Resist temptation with the Word of truth

Refocus your mind and heart with praise

Repent quickly when you fail


Watch with me and pray lest the Tempter overpower you. For though the spirit is willing enough, the body is weak.

Mark 14:38 (KJV) Bible Gateway