Jesus wanted his followers to have peace in the midst of tribulation. He encouraged their peace because he had overcome the world. Since he overcame, we can be at peace that we, too, will conquer as we rely on his strength.
I remember clearly getting home from hiking the Fish River Canyon in 2009. I had not looked into a mirror the entire time I was away. After walking over 20km each day in the blazing sun, wearing the same shirt and hat, and taking no
Have you ever experienced a storm in your life that has left you feeling hopeless—some trial that has tempted you to despair, such despair that you are convinced you won’t survive? Perhaps it was brought about by the death of a loved one, and the
“Welcome to the ministry!” I said this recently to a younger man who had encountered a challenge in the Lord’s work. It was both tongue in cheek and sincere. The Christian ministry can be very challenging at times: deep disappointment at unfulfilled expectations, profound heartache