Do you long for a deep connection with God? One that goes beyond the surface and deep into His heart? Do you yearn for a purpose that transcends the fading glory of this world and touches the eternal things of His Kingdom? Life in His Hands offers eternal purpose to those seeking a deeper relationship with God. Life in His Hands is a call to seek the heart of God through the pages of His living word. Enjoy the amazing, life-giving nature of Scripture, which elevates the voice of God above all others and brings peace to the soul.
They are an authentic voice of truth and love that offers strength to those struggling to gain victory over sin and the challenges to their faith. Be awakened through the power of a living, active God. Find out how to live with purpose and passion through prayer and surrender. Pews and potlucks. Sermons and Sunday school. Is church relevant in the 21st century? God, on the other hand, often has a different set of rules — ones sprinkled with His love.
Martin Wiles has been in the pew or the pulpit his whole life. He has experienced the best and the worst in the church. He knows it can be a place of pain or a place of blessing. Are you ready to come home to the church Christ called us to be? Feel like a hamster on an exercise wheel when it comes to spiritual matters? Working hard, praying hard, but going nowhere? As a pastor, Martin Wiles knows about tough times. Turn loses and setbacks into step-ups.
Dish out blessings to others from your scraps. Show grit, love with grace, and trust God through the hard times and at all times. God is worthy of our trust. This fast-paced book will challenge you in every area of your life. While this book is packed with life-changing truth, we opted for no preservatives and no sugar-coating. Are you tough enough to handle 8 weeks, 8 lessons, and 8 truths? Are you tired of playing life?
Packed with life-changing truths, ILLUMIN8 helps you develop habits that will allow you to break free from the death-spiral of addiction, violence, and depression. Should they just throw in the towel too? Of course not! Because again, this life here on earth is only temporary. None of us our promised tomorrow. None of us were ever promised all our hopes and dreams would come true. But we were promised heaven. A place where all of our tears will be wiped away. A place with streets of gold and exceedingly abundantly more than we could ever ask or think.
So please reconsider walking away from God. Choose to rather surrender your life to Him completely. Repent of any sin and ask for His forgiveness and I promise you…things will begin to change. Not overnight…maybe they will even get worst at first…but God will begin a deeper work in the depths of your heart. He will fill you with His Holy Spirit and change you from the inside out. He will provide for you. He will answer your prayers according to His perfect will for your life.
Satan is a liar. He wants only to seek, kill, and destroy you. But God loves you. Jesus said He came to give you life…and that more abundantly. The emptiness your feeling will only be able to be filled by God…nothing in this world will be able to fill it. Trust me, I have tried. I tried to fill my hole with drugs, sex, relationships, alcohol, parties, etc. But nothing left me satisfied. Because only God can fill you overflowing. God wills for you only good Charles but we live in a fallen world. A world temporarily controlled by the devil! Its corrupt, evil, and in rebellion against God.
But the Good News is Jesus Christ is coming back again! He is coming as the lion of the tribe of Judah. He will rapture His church us home to heaven and bring judgement to this fallen world. But as Christians we will be in heaven! So you see when you look at the bigger picture…salvation is the most important thing in this life and the next one. God is not a genie in a bottle granting all our wishes and requests, but He is faithful. He is faithful to answer each and every prayer of His kids either a yes, no, or not yet.
Has God told me no before? Of course He has! But looking back I thank Him for not answering me the way I wanted. Because He had something better in store for me. Think of Job. A man in the bible…he was righteous and loved God. But satan took everything away from him.
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His kids all died. His lost all he had…but in the end check out what happened,. Curse God and die. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad? The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord! So you see Charles, life here on earth was never meant to be perfect.
Because we are but pilgrims passing through on our way to eternity in heaven. Give God a second chance. As He has given us second chances…and 3rd chances…and will always give us forgiveness when we ask Him to. Surrender your life to Him completely. Cry out to Him. Be transparent with Him. Repent of any sin and trust in Him with all your heart.
Read His Word every single day for even just 15 minutes…and I guarantee you…your life will radically change. Praying for you. Jesus loves you so much He died for you Charles. I encourage you to purpose in your heart to keep pressing forward…and to never quit. I prayed to God for 6 years. I tried to be patient and begged him and told Him what I did not want to happen. It happened.
You built this entire planet in less than a week. So that be patient is some crap to me. Everyone else has progressed except me no matter how hard I try. The people with me, the people behind me and the people behind them. I know what I want out of life. God is preparing you for something greater. Do not worry! Heaven is our home NOT here. One of my favorite passages in Ecclesiastes 3. Because like Jason commented…our true home is in heaven.
I think of the people born blind…. It will never be perfect. But again, it will not be like that forever.
If you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ then you are never ever truly hopeless no matter how hopeless it may seem. God has reserved a spot for you in heaven where every single tear will be wiped away. Everything that is evil and broken and corrupt and miserable will cease to be. So please…be encouraged! Everything works together for good to those who love God…those who are called according to His purposes!! I think about Joseph in the Bible and how he was thrown into the pit by his brothers…sold into slavery…worked long and hard but held his integrity then he was falsely accused and thrown into prison!
Then he was in prison for what seemed like forever and then it all started to turn around. God elevated him to power…. So you see…. He chose to trust God no matter what and God ended up turning all the bad around for good. The same happened with Job…and Paul…and so many others in the Bible. God is with you no matter what…and truly does have a plan for your life. Jeremiah He has a distinct purpose for absolutely everything He gives you or takes away from you.
Your eyes need to be looking up to heaven because again…. You are but a pilgrim passing through. Maybe a new season of blessings is right around the corner. Or maybe it will get worse. But I do there is always hope with God. Keep praying J. Keep choosing to trust Him with all of your heart. Choose to walk in obedience to His Word and really surrender your life to Him completely. You will have peace in the midst of the trials and tribulations of life that surpasses all of your own understanding.
He will give you joy, comfort, faith, hope, grace, strength, etc. Remember…the best is yet to come….
I am really tired and exhausted but I only know God he is all I have to help. Your posts are encouraging, thanks. Thank you so much for being so transparent. I can totally relate to you and J too. I too sometimes struggle with depression and even get thoughts of suicide but we cannot allow them to defeat us or paralyze us. We have to remember that just as we have a God who loves us…there is a devil who hates us. Who wants to seek, kill, and destroy us.
John But we are more than conquerors through Christ who loves us! So you see a huge spiritual battle is going on. Jesus wanted to give us life and that more abundantly…and satan who wants to devour us. But the good news is…we are on the winning side as Christians! The Bible says that No weapons formed against us will prosper. And we go from victory to victory with Jesus.
Like I told J, this fallen world is not our forever home.
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We have to keep our eyes on that which is above…storing up treasures in heaven not here on earth. Because again life here on earth is only temporary. But for Christians going to heaven…. Life here on earth for however long we live…. But also Esther remember that God is a God of miracles! He can change it ALL around in a split second!!
Nothing is impossible for Him. And nothing is too hard for Him, Esther. And chances are there are tons of people going through the same trials and situations as you. I am here for you and will pray for you, okay. Psalm for you! And what about many of us good innocent men nowadays that really wanted a good wife to settle down with? Hi Paul, I think you left another comment on a different page.
People who have it truly have absolutely no desire to get married and have the family that you clearly desire to have. I prayed for 6 years and waited and waited for God to give me a husband. And you know what…a year and a half ago He did! He brought me my husband when I was least expecting it. On a missions trip in New York! Chances are, God has actually placed that specific desire in your heart so He can one day fulfill it. Maybe your wife is still getting prepared by God for you…or maybe God is still preparing you for her? Personally speaking…. So be encouraged. There are so many single women here at church still waiting to get married just like you.
Keep praying for a wife and a family and keep trusting His perfect timing. A brother here at church was praying and praying for a wife and a family too. And then bam! Keep focusing on serving God and walking in obedience to His Word and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm for you. I prayed and believed GOD would heal my only child.. He took him to heaven.. I know that heaven is the best answer.. But I am alone.. No future on this earth. I see HIS power..
But fail to see HIM as a loving Father. He seems cold and distant…i feel hated and despised…thrown in the dumpster if life.. With GOD just saying…next… Life gies over and over…if you are lucky.. Nothing makes any sense after the loss of an only child. My life has been hopeless.. All I hear in my heart is vengeance is mine i will re pay…and HE has.. No mercy.. I am so so sorry for your loss. My only child is my 8-year-old son and the thought of losing him is horrible!! Pastor Greg Laurie lost his son as well. Please copy and paste these links.
If you ever need someone to talk to…we have pastors and women in leadership who can meet with you or speak with you over the phone free of charge to pray with you and encourage you during this very difficult time. You can call the church office at Praying for you Deanie. May God give you grace, hope, comfort, and peace during this time. He loves you so much and has a plan for your life. What happened to your son is horrible but praise God you will see him again in heaven. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with Him the believers who have died.
We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet Him ahead of those who have died. For the Lord, Himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words.
I had unbelieving parents and these four years had been tough. I got hated by family and relatives for my faith. I prayed and there seems to be no way out. I tried to resolve this amicably but to no success. Steve, GOD wants u to pray and stay strong in prayer, because He loves ur parents too. Through your prayer they will come to faith. These times will also pass…all times good or bad pass through. Thanks be to God in every situation so we may go strong in faith. Be loving to them, dont answer back.. Comment… as soon as I read those spiritual words it touched my emotion….
I implore ye to kindly do uphold me in prayer.. The first time was October last year,and lately last April I always pray. Trusted him. She always bring me in church for mass, and to the Christian groups for church service.
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But still I failed. My first board exam attempt was last october.
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He strengthens and helps His children by His Spirit and upholds those He loves by His totally trustworthy right hand. Jesus died and committed His spirit to His Father so He might fulfill the promises of God —salvation for all who believe and the sufficiency of His grace to name two. I, the Lord, have spoken! What do you hold—even loosely—that you need to place in the hands of your heavenly Father?
A child, a hurt or an opportunity that is slipping away? Place your fear in the hands of the One whose hand calmed the sea , and He will calm your heart. Leave your hurt in the hands of the One whose hand gave sight to the the blind , and He will heal your wounded heart.
Put your financial desires in the hands of the One who owns everything , and He will give you peace and security. Put your personal view in the hands of the One whose perspective is perfect and He will give you clarity. Just as an effective relay racer places the aluminum baton in the hand of their teammate—make a clean exchange with Christ. Hand off all to Jesus—whose hand is on your life—and faithfully run the race of life with the One who gave His life for you. His Perfect Timing. Grateful for you, Gwynne. Thank you for posting this. Pray for me to feel freedom and happiness soon.