Beauty from mess

You don’t have to have lived very long to know our planet is seriously messed up. People and places and the way life rolls – it all reminds us daily that sin broke the world and we’re a mess. If that were the end of the story, there would be no hope, and no point to living.

BUT GOD! Listen to David’s song of gratitude and confidence in a good and perfect God who makes life worth living: ‘God’s way is perfect. All the LORD’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.’ (Psalm 18:30). That’s good news!



Ever been lonely in a crowd? Surrounded by noise and people and activity – but feeling lost, alone, insecure? That’s how Moses felt, leading God’s people towards the Promised Land. He had a big, important job to do. He was man of the moment! Yet he felt lonely and afraid. He desperately needed the encouragement and assurance of God’s presence.

He cried out to God, and God so kindly replied: ‘I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you resteverything will be fine for you.’ (Exodus 33:14)

Alone or in a crowd, your God is with you every moment.


Crazy Promises

Have you ever thought what God is asking you to do is crazy? Like, when God asked Ananias to go to see Saul, the angry Christian killer in Acts 9:11-15 – he must have thought God was mad. In fact, he even says so, yet God shows him another perspective.

Ananias only saw who Saul was, but God shows him what Saul would become. And because Ananias overcame human logic and trusted and obeyed God, many people were saved.

What is God asking you to do?

Pray that God would help you see His point of view and give you the courage to trust Him and act.



Adverts always brag about the POWER of various products. Powerful deodorants, detergents, vacuum cleaners and cars.

But listen to how David praises God for His power: ‘Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours, O LORD, and this is Your kingdom. We adore You as the one who is over all things.’ (1 Chronicles 29:11 NLT).

God has legit power – the kind that makes any other claims to power sound lame. And if you love and trust Him, that power lives in you.