Category Archives: Rick Warren

The Lord Is Close

“You know how to give good things to your children. How much more, then, will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11 GNT) The Bible says that God is a caring Father. He’s … Continue reading

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Thank God in Advance

“The king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the Lord and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: ‘Give thanks to the Lord; his faithful love endures forever!’” (2 Chronicles 20:21 NLT) … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed? Stand Strong

“Put your trust in the Lord your God and you will stand your ground. Believe what his prophets tell you, and you will succeed.” (2 Chronicles 20:20b GNT) The biggest mistake people make when we’re overwhelmed is focusing on the … Continue reading

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God’s on Your Side — the Winning Side

“We are helpless in the face of this large army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but we look to you for help.” (2 Chronicles 20:12 GNT) When you feel overwhelmed, it’s important to go … Continue reading

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Pray First, Pray More

“After this the armies of the Moabites, Ammonites, and some of the Meunites declared war on Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat was terrified by this news and begged the Lord for guidance.” (2 Chronicles 20:1, 3 NLT) Sometimes it seems the odds are … Continue reading

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Trials Test Your Faith

“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold.” (1 Peter 1:7a NLT) God has promised to “meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ … Continue reading

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Your Faith Is Being Tested

“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold.” (1 Peter 1:7a NLT) The Bible repeatedly says that God has promised to meet your needs: “And my God will meet … Continue reading

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Surrender to God’s Loving Control

“Since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.” (Romans 5:1 NLT) If you want to have deep, personal, satisfying peace of … Continue reading

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Trust in God’s Loving Care

“Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can … Continue reading

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Accept What Cannot Be Changed

“I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or … Continue reading

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