When exam time comes around, I’m stressed man.

But other people are stressed too. Maybe there’s other hectic stuff going on that we don’t know about in their lives. There’s so many struggles that people are facing.

Proverbs speaks about anxiety weighing down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up – See Proverbs12:25 ( Be kind to those around you, do something to cheer someone else up. Let Jesus use you to bring His joy and light to someone. Send them a message of encouragement with a scripture. Buy them something nice to eat. Pray for them. As a bonus, you will feel happy when you make someone else happy. It’s a win-win.




We live in a cause and effect world. IF you bunk class, THEN you get detention. It’s natural for us to apply that principle to God – but it’s wrong.

God doesn’t fit into formulas, and His Kingdom ways are totally opposite to the workings of our world. It’s His kindness, not his anger or discipline or meting out of consequences, that leads us to repentance.

Paul writes about God’s wonderful kindness towards us in Romans 2:4 – read it here:

So, IF you sin, THEN God runs to you, and wraps you in His redemption.



Is there something you have seen or heard someone do (maybe you are that someone) and you thought to yourself, “oh my word, that person should never get away with that! I hope punishment rains down on them.”? Truth is we all deserve punishment to rain down on us. We were all born bad, sin made us bad.

BUT let’s read what Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:1-10 (

Instead of punishment and death raining down – undeserved mercy, kindness, love, grace (favour), salvation rained down. We went from bad to good. And not because of anything we could ever do, but because of EVERYTHING Jesus did.




Paul writes that ‘God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance’ (Romans 2:4)
Read Romans 2:4 here –

It’s incredible that God cares so much for us that He doesn’t want to leave you or me in the mess we make with our lives. He compassionately convicts us – unsettles us until we turn to Him for freedom.

If you sense a nagging knowing today that God has a higher and more beautiful road for you to travel than the one you’ve chosen to run down, don’t let the feeling defeat you. Gratefully lean into it. Your loving God longs to draw you close.