Tag: Courage

Remember you’re on the winning side!

George Whittenby George Whitten

1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.

As we are entering some of the most turbulent times in history, we’ve been receiving an unbelievable amount of email expressing concern about the future. But I want to tell you a little something — the future is VICTORY!

It’s not defeat or loss. If you think about it, all the great leaders of the Bible shone in the hardest of times. When the giant Goliath stood against the army of Israel, David didn’t sit around with his brothers complaining about how big Goliath was. Though David was a dwarf next to this evil giant, he was still convinced he was going to be victorious because God was on his side!

When the apostles saw Yeshua die, they must have felt utterly defeated — then, suddenly, there he was, out from the grave, gloriously alive before them — and from then on they walked in His victory! They didn’t sit around complaining about Roman persecution, the Sanhedrin, or the Pharisees. They didn’t get wrapped up in how evil the world was becoming; instead, they pressed forward in the worst of times and in those dark days they shone like the stars in the midnight sky.

In the face of everything that’s happening around us, let’s be sure we’re not developing a defeatist attitude. We are called children of the King, a royal priesthood, and a holy nation. Despite how bad things may be getting — don’t forget we’re on the winning team! We can stand against this evil and overcome it… with good!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten

God’s Tools And Instruments!

J.C. Ryleby J.C. Ryle

“If the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us?” Judges 6:13

Let all true Christians lay these things to heart, and take courage. We live in a world where all things are ordered by a hand of perfect wisdom; and where in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him.

The powers of this world are only tools in the hand of God–He is always using them for His own purposes, however little they may be aware of it. They are the instruments by which He is forever cutting and polishing the living stones of His spiritual temple–and all their schemes and plans will only turn to His praise.

Let us be patient in days of trouble and darkness, and look forward. The very things which now seem against us–are all working together for our good and God’s glory!

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose!” Romans 8:28

by J.C. Ryle