What one trusts will be the thing in which they place their confidence. For the Christ-follower, we know that we cannot trust our flesh for salvation or for obedience. Instead, we trust in the atoning work of Jesus Christ and his Spirit working and willing within our lives. Therefore, we can only be viably confident when we place our full assurance upon the truth of God’s word, presence, and power.
Couples can fight their way into a divorce court, or they can fight their way to a better marriage. By following some clear, biblical guidelines, we can fight in such a way that builds, rather than destroys, our marriage.
Loneliness is something that happens to all of us. The important thing to remember is that it is a normal feeling. Can you imagine how lonely Jesus must have felt at times? Especially closer to his death? He was deserted by all of his disciples, betrayed by one closest to him. He completely understands how you feel. Staying positive will help keep the enemy's lies and feelings of loneliness from taking over.
The Ascended Christ said to the church at Laodicea, “You say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing–but you do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked." Reality is often far different from what we want to believe, aspire to, or advertise. Dare we ask the Heavenly Father to tell us the truth about our own church?