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For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’ (Isaiah 41:13, NKJV) Living for God brings us many blessings and benefits. While the Christian life does not mean a problem-free life (think the apostle Paul, for example), it does mean God walks with us through its many challenges. There may also be times when God asks us to do exceedingly difficult things in His behalf—things that would be frightening on our own. Such was the “special assignment” Daniel faced as he stood before King Nebuchadnezzar. (Read Daniel 4.) A…

“I am doing this so all who see this miracle will understand what it means – that it is the Lord who has done this, the Holy One of Israel who created it.” Isaiah 41:20 We serve an incredible God who deserves every bit of praise and worship we have to offer. There are so many times we like to thank people around us for what has happened – our doctor for a clean bill of health, our teachers for a good grade on a paper, or police officers for keeping us safe on the roads. This is all necessary,…

“I was there when he set the limits of the seas, so they would not spread beyond their boundaries. And when he marked off the earth’s foundations,” Proverbs 8:29 Humans struggle with being told what to do. Everyone wants to be the Captain, to be in charge, to take orders from no one.  We don’t like having boundaries, and we love to exercise our “right” to our own free will. God has placed boundaries for a reason though, a very important, life saving reason. Have you ever driven through a highway, that was over-looking the ocean? You can smell the…