Confidence in Financial Uncertainty (Part 2): Learning to Trust

There is great comfort and assurance in the realization that our Heavenly Father is the Owner of everything. He is not strapped for resources or means. As He deems best and in His time He will ensure that those who make Him their Trust and their Provider will have every single one of their needs amply supplied by His grace and generosity. If Jesus was willing to offer up His life as a sacrifice to obtain our forgiveness and eternal life, how much more will He not also supply our daily, physical needs?

Confidence in Financial Uncertainty (Part 1): Promises & Warnings

Recent times have brought a sober reminder that trusting in financial riches is sure to bring only disappointment. The global financial crisis of 2008 / 2009 ended the previous years of speculative financial boom and ushered in a period of financial gloom which saw the collapse of the stock market, property market and even long-standing, reputable financial institutions and banks. Many people lost everything they had saved and had hoped to retire on someday. Is there any hope or any help that the Scriptures can offer to the person who has no financial security? Is God able and willing to get involved in one’s personal financial situation? When every human financial system has failed, is God still able to provide for the needs of His children? The resounding and unequivocal answer in Scripture is YES! God has a thousand ways to provide for the needs of His children of which they know nothing!

Unloading the Past (Part 2): An Example of Confession

It’s one thing to know and understand that freedom from guilt and the baggage of the past comes through confession. It is an entirely different thing, though, to put the theory into practice in such a way that the freedom that comes through confession is a practical, daily reality. What does confession look like in practice? Are there any confession formulas or rules that need to be observed? Fortunately, the God who invites us to confess our sins to Him has also given us the practical model from which we can learn exactly how to go about the liberating experience of confession.

Unloading the Past (Part 1): The Assurance of Forgiveness

So many people are prevented from enjoying life to the fullest because they are carrying baggage from the past with them - whether it’s anger, resentment, an unforgiving spirit, hurt or hatred. Unresolved emotional or spiritual matters become baggage that weighs a person down as they travel the journey of life. The strange thing is that baggage attracts baggage. In other words, if one doesn’t make a point of shedding one’s accumulated emotional and spiritual baggage, the likelihood of picking up even more baggage is dramatically increased. The good news is that God’s word contains numerous promises that will enable one to shed one’s accumulated baggage. There is indeed a place of sweet release; a place where the burden of the past is rolled away.