Wisdom in the Midst of Trials – Dr. Charles Stanley

[music] Dr. Charles Stanley: More
important than God removing the difficulty, hardship, pain and
suffering; more important to Him than that, is that you and I
learn something; that we benefit; that we walk away from
whatever we’re going through in life, being able to say deeply
within our heart, honestly, Thank You, dear God, for all
You’ve brought me through. Thank You, dear God, for what
You’re in the process of teaching me in this. male announcer: Today on “In
Touch,” “Wisdom in the Midst of Trials.” Dr. Stanley: Are you going
through some trial in your life that you don’t understand? You don’t know why it has to
happen to you. You look back and you ask one or
two questions. What did I do to deserve this? You can’t come up with an
answer. God, why have You allowed this
in my life? Can’t come up with an answer. And to be truthful and honest,
what you want most of all is out of this. I want to escape it. I want freedom from it. I want all this pain and hurt
and disappointment and hopelessness and helplessness
and all the things that I’m going through, naturally, I just
want out of all this as quickly as possible. Do you think that’s the will of
God? You say, Why sure it is because
He’s a good God. Well maybe in a few moments
you’ll realize that God has something far more important
from His perspective than simply getting you out of this
difficulty, hardship or trial Because what I want to talk
about in this whole message today, I want to talk about
wisdom in the midst of trials. How are we to respond? How does God respond? What is He up to in allowing all
these things to happen? In other words, do you want to
benefit from it, or you just want to get bitter and resentful
and hostile toward God because of it? There’s a choice. I can benefit from whatever
difficulty I’m facing; or I can get bitter, blame somebody else,
blame God and miss the whole point. So I want you to turn if you
will to the book, and toward the back of the New Testament in
First Peter. And I want us to look at this
first chapter and the first few verses here, because he’s
talking to people, writing to people rather, who are going
through some very difficult times. They’re being persecuted because
of their love for the Lord Jesus Christ and their devotion to
Him. And naturally they’ve got some
questions. Listen to and read Peter’s
awesome response to what they’re going through. And so he begins in this first
chapter, beginning in verse three. Listen to what he says, “Blessed
be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according
to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living
hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” He
says we have a living hope. This is the mercy of God, “To
obtain an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled and will
not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,” that is, for
you, “Who are protected by the power of God through faith for a
salvation ready to be revealed in the last times.” Now watch this, “In this you
greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if
necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so
that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold
which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to
result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus
Christ; And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and
though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly
rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory.” Now, think about it for a
moment. I don’t know what you’re going
through, but more than likely you’ve asked a couple of
questions. Why has this happened to me? And, God, why don’t You remove
this? And remember this. More important than God removing
the difficulty, hardship, pain and suffering; more important to
Him than that, is that you and I learn something; that we
benefit; that we walk away from whatever we’re going through in
life, being able to say deeply within our heart, honestly,
Thank You, dear God, for all You’ve brought me through. Thank You, dear God, for what
You’re in the process of teaching me in this. Many people don’t want to be
taught. Many people just want a quick
escape. But a wise man or woman does not
want to go through heartache and suffering and trial and all the
things that can happen to a person and just come out empty,
hopeless and helpless, and thinking again, Wonder what God
is up to in my life in all this. Do I believe that God loves me
enough that He’s up to something good? So, from the viewpoint of
wisdom, what are the purposes for these trials in our life? And the first one is simply
this, as he says in this first chapter of–First Peter, listen
to what he says. He says, “In this you greatly
rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you
have been distressed by various trials,” for what reason? He says, Look, right now you’re
going through a difficult time, “So that in order that; for this
purpose,” what is that? “That, the proof of your faith.” And that is, not proof in like
we think about it, but prove, that is being approved. That’s what that word means. In order that our faith would be
approved; we prove that is strong, “Being more precious
than gold which is perishable.” He says in God’s eyes, look at
this, your faith is more valuable as far as God is
concerned, than gold and silver and all the rest. So, he says one of the reasons
that we’re going through it is for God to do what? He’s going to do something to
your faith. He’s going to strengthen your
faith. One of your greatest assets is
your faith, because it’s by your faith. And how many times we go to the
scriptures and we find verses in the Bible about prayer and
linked with that of faith, trusting God. And so God tests us by allowing
us to be persecuted, hurt, pain, suffering, all kind of loss,
whatever it might be. And as He watches us walk
through that and He, as He sees our faith growing and we
persevere and we don’t quit, we don’t give up. We don’t grow bitter and
resentful and hostile toward other people because of what’s
happening to us. What happens? Our faith grows. And the greater your faith, the
stronger your personal relationship to the Lord. Now, a second thing is this, the
testing of our devotion. Do I love Him? Do I only love Him when
everything’s going my way? Can I honestly say that I love
Jesus Christ as my personal Savior? And so oftentimes we find out
where we are. Test our devotion. When I feel pain more than I
think I can bear, can I still say, God, I truly love You. It’s those tests in which we
find out who we really are; what we’re like. Then of course, there is the
purpose of purifying our life. And when I think about God
purifying us, think about this. Pain is–has a purifying factor
in it. There’s something about pain
that purifies. It reaches the depths of our
soul and our spirit and brings us to the reality and the
truthfulness about ourselves. And a person can go along in
life and sort of get along as they would think and I’m doing
fine as a Christian, and a lot of things in their life that
shouldn’t be there. And all of a sudden the bottom
drops out of their life; there’s pain, suffering, heartache,
troubles and trials; and then what do they do? They want to cry out to God to
help them. And most of the time, what is He
going to do? He’s going to start, not with
the physical ailment. He’s going to start in the
spirit, in the heart, what’s going on in your life. And many people prolong the
suffering because they will not acknowledge that God is in the
process of purifying their life. Now another reason is that God
takes an opportunity to do what? To show Himself strong in our
life. We go through trials and
heartaches and we think, God, how am I going to handle this? And God steps into that
situation and demonstrates His awesome power. And He demonstrates what He’s
able to do and what He’s willing to do, what He can do in your
life if you’re willing to listen to Him. So, God has purposes. He doesn’t let these things go
by without specific purposes. And so that’s one of them. Then, as we said, His purpose is
to provide Christ-like character in our life. So, if we stopped right there,
we’d say, Well, God have any purpose in all this? Yes, He does. And that’s some of the purpose,
and I’d just add one more. And that’s very clear in Second
Corinthians chapter one, verse four, listen to this. Verse three says, “Blessed be
the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of
mercies and the God of all comfort, Who comforts us in all
our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are
in affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves have
been comforted by God.” He says one of the primary
reasons He allows these things in our life to do what? To equip you and me to be able
to help other people through that difficulty. For example, let’s say that
you’re going through some real bad difficulty in your life. Maybe it’s a physical thing,
some pain. Who do you want to talk to? Somebody who’s in perfect
health? Never had a problem at all in
their life and wonder why you’re where you are. No, you don’t. If you’re going through
something in your finances, and you don’t know which way to turn
to–who–you want to turn to somebody who has been there, who
has wisdom and knowledge about their finances. You can take any aspect of life. Because God, listen, God
intends, watch this, He intends that you and I profit from all
the hardships, disasters that happen in our life. He has something good in every
single one of them. Now, if you believe that, and I
certainly hope you do, and you can look at the scripture, lots
of scriptures. Then I should be able to walk
out of here saying, You know what? Enough of this complaining and
moaning and groaning and feeling like a victim, and blaming
somebody else. God’s up to something good in my
life. Oops, I know it hurts, God, but
I know You’re up to something good in my life. It’ll change your attitude. Now watch this. Just physiologically, when your
attitude gets right, it’s amazing the effect that has on
your physical body. I’m not saying you can think
yourself into healing, but I know this. When I understand that God is up
to something good even though I’m hurting, whatever the source
of it may be, there’s going to be a feeling; there’s going to
be a sense of encouragement; because you don’t see it as just
isolated pain or isolated disease or isolated loss. Or somebody has attacked you for
something. You see God working in your life
in an awesome way. Now, we need the–we need wisdom
to discern the proper response. How am I going to respond to
these things? And as we said, you can be
bitter and resentful and hostile. What’s the right way? So let’s think about it for a
few moments. We can rejoice when we’re
convinced that the following things are true. That God is in control of the
time and intensity of my trial, very important that I understand
that. That He’s in charge, He’s in
control of the time of it and the intensity of this pain or
disaster or whatever it might be. Secondly, that He has a specific
purpose for allowing it. If I can really believe that He
has a specific purpose for allowing it, then I’m going to
be able to walk through it with confidence and assurance, and
I’m going to be able to benefit from it. But I must believe that. Thirdly, that it’s designed to
meet a specific need in my life. Let’s say you’re going through a
difficult time in your life. Let’s say that your loved one
has walked away from you or the person that you wanted to marry
just walked away. Who are you going to talk to
about how you respond? Somebody who’s happily married
and never had a problem and everything just fantastic? No you’re not. You’re going to somebody who has
been there. You’re going to somebody who’s
walked a path that you don’t want to walk but you’re walking
it. It’s not something you chose,
but it’s something that you’ve had to deal with. And so, it’s to meet a specific
need in your life. And you know what happens? One of these days God begins to
use you in a very specific way. Watch this carefully. Remember this. Whatever pain, suffering,
heartache, hardship you go through, not only does God have
a purpose, but it’s part of His equipping. He’s equipping you. And what does that say? So you can feel what the other
person feels. Since you’ve walked there, and
God’s worked in your life, and you’ve been through the pain,
the hurt, the disappointment and the shame or whatever it might
be. You’ve been there. You know how that feels. Then somebody can say, Well
here’s what I’m going through. I don’t know how to handle that. When you can say, I’ve been
there it is amazing. I have been there, four words
are powerful. You see, why do you and I go to
Jesus when we’re hurting? I have been there, look at the
cross. He’s been there. Why do we read the Epistles that
Paul wrote in prison? Because he could say I have been
there. And when you and I go through
those kind of times in our life, He is equipping you and
preparing you to be able to say to others, I have been there. The trial is going to be to my
benefit if I respond in faith, if I’m trusting Him. Lord, I don’t understand it. I don’t like it, but I’m going
to trust You, Jesus, that no matter what I know You’ll work
it out for my benefit. And then of course, do I really
and truly believe that God is developing Christ-like character
in my life? And if He is, when these things
hit, it may be that I have to say to somebody, Would you
please forgive me for wronging you? Now watch this. My willingness to ask for
forgiveness is part of His character building. The person to whom I say it,
it’s part of their character building, because they have to
decide whether to forgiven me or not. You see, we’re all so
intermingled, intertwined. God is up to something good in
every single aspect of our life. Even, listen, even in our
failures, He’s up to something good. We sing that song, When I fall
down He picks me up. He does. And if I should ask you this
morning, How many times have you ever been picked up by God? We don’t have enough fingers and
toes because He’s picked us up so many times. You know why? He’s not giving up on us and He
doesn’t want us to give up on Him. And these trials will also help
us measure our spiritual growth. And I can look back in my life
just like you can, and there may be something you’re going
through today, you’d have had to go through five years ago, you’d
have thought, Oh God, I couldn’t handle it. Watch this carefully. God guards every aspect of our
life and He knows exactly when you can handle what He’s going
to put on you. Because remember, His goal is
never to defeat you, but to develop you into
Christ-likeness. And so He’s governing every
single aspect of our life. Don’t waste your sorrows, your
heartaches, your pain, your suffering, your disappointments. Don’t waste that by a wrong
response. But just tell Him, Lord, I don’t
understand it. I don’t like it. It hurts. This wouldn’t–it wouldn’t be my
choice. But Father, I’m going to trust
You. You know what’s best for my
life. You know what You want to do
with my life. You know how we want to use me
in somebody else’s life, so God, if You’ll just enable me, I will
persevere and keep walking Your path, no matter how deep in the
valley it goes. I will be walking on the path
trusting You to take me through all the way to the other side. I don’t know what you’re going
through in life, but if you will just take what you’ve heard and
apply it to your heart, your life will change and you’ll be
grateful to God that you listened and that you responded. If you’ve never trusted Jesus as
your Savior, you’re on your own, and that’s not going to work. If you’re willing to trust Him
as your personal Savior, everything will change. You do that by confessing your
sinfulness, listen. You’re a sinner. You’ve sinned against almighty
God. You’ve rebelled against Him. Acknowledge it. Ask Him to forgive you, not
because you’re going to do better, but because when Jesus
went to the cross, the Father placed all of your rebellion,
indifference and sinfulness on His Son; nailed Him to the
cross; shed His blood. And the shedding of His blood
paid your sin debt in full. He’ll transform your life. It’s a decision you have to
make. And I trust that you’re wise
enough to say, Lord, not my will, but Your will be done. Amen? And Father, how grateful we are
that we’ll never be disappointed in a promise of Yours. You know who’s hurting almost to
the point of death today. You know those that are so
discouraged they want to quit and walk away. But we know that You have the
power to enable Your children to persevere, to keep moving. And Father, thank You for giving
us the wisdom in Your Word of what You’re up to and what You
want to accomplish. And I pray that every person who
hears this message will realize there’s a loving Father who’s
not just watching, but who’s there ready to see them through
it; ready to forgive sin; ready to strengthen them; ready to
enable them; ready to do for them exactly what they need, if
they’ll trust You with all of their heart. We just want to say we love You,
Father, for being so good to us. In Jesus’ name, amen. announcer: If you’ve been
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100 Replies to “Wisdom in the Midst of Trials – Dr. Charles Stanley”

  1. This is a gold nugged
    For my attitude in my trials
    Thank you Lord
    I love you

    God bless you and your family and keep you safe

  2. Thank You and God bless You @DrCharlesStanley ….

    May God illuminate 💥 Your path 💢 and guide 🙏 Your footsteps 👣 Pastor ❤

  3. God bless pastor Stanley…please protect him from any attacks of the enemy…may your love cover him and use him powerfully

  4. Thank you thank you am not having any problems like that I trust God and I try and hear him he is helping me to get where I am going and he is helping me he talks to me and am sure its the holy spirit he always help me so I ask God before I do anything and then I must wait for his answer And am rejoicing because he always Answers me it not my time it his time and I am in awe of God I love him and I know u love all three of them God is Love and he wants me to be holy

  5. Wonderful teaching!
    How blessed it is to hear the voice of God from Dr Charles Stanley uncle!
    Thank you God for Charles' uncle's life

  6. Did you know that king James bible wasn't ever translated or transliterated? King James actually took a Geneva bible 1560 and had people copy it word for word except for the words and phrases that queen Elizabeth ordered him to remove and change.

    He added the word (repent) where the phase ( amend your ways) should be.
    He added the word ( church) where the word (congregation) should be.
    It is taught that King James tampered with 10 – 20 % of the word of God.
    Do you know that king James added an entire verse to the bible so that we would be fooled into thinking that Jesus rose on a Sunday instead of the Saturday Sabbath?
    And it's all in the bible.
    Jesus really was crucified on a Wednesday Passover and was put into the tomb just before Wednesday sundown and he rose again exactly 3 days and 3 nights later on Saturday, just before sundown.

    Mark 16:9 doesn't exist.
    It says that Jesus rose early on the first day of the week. (Sunday)
    However, that verse was never written in the bible until king James added it in the year 1611😲

    All bibles before that and earlier manuscripts don't even have a 9th verse in Mark 16:😲 Facts!!!

    The 16th chapter ends at verse 8😲
    Mark 19:9 doesn't exist. It was added in the year 1611.
    It was never heard of before then.

    Now you know.
    1). Wednesday was Passover.
    2).Thursday was the high Sabbath, the first day of the feast of unleavened bread. This day is called a High Sabbath and can land on any day of the week, as long as it is the day after Passover.
    3) FRIDAY, Mary got the spices and prepared them for Jesus body , but couldn't get it to him in time, because the sun was going down and the Saturday Sabbath was about to begin.
    4) Saturday Mary rested and just before sundown, Jesus rose again.

    5)immediately after Saturday's sundown, Sunday begins and that's when Mary went to the tomb to bring the spices to Jesus body to anoint him, but he was already risen.

    The Vatican ordered all this cover up during king James rule, so that we would be fooled into believing a lie , that Jesus rose on Sunday, but he didn't.

    Jesus did not rise on Easter Sunday morning and Jesus did not die on good Friday.

    Those are all pagan satanic unholydays that the Roman Catholic "church" has everyone celebrating.

    Now that you know the truth, why go along with it any longer.
    Until the Sunday "churches" admit this, I will not attend Sunday fallen away "church".
    It's a different gospel.

    Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath.




  10. It is so easy to say words of positivism and godly manners but when you are in trouble you can't figure things out that's why be sympathetic with those who undergo trials in life.

  11. Thanks a lot for sharing this timely message devotional i like it and it will help me to come closer to Jesus and Trust His Words that He will never leave us in Times of Trial. He is there Beside us, In front of Us and also Behind of us that we don't know what to do. But God knows at the back of our Head because He love us so much.




  15. Psalm 111:10 KJVS
    [10] The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments : his praise endureth for ever.
    Hebrews 5:7-8 KJVS
    [7] Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; [8] Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
    Philippians 2:12-15 KJVS
    [12] Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. [13] For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. [14] Do all things without murmurings and disputings: [15] That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

    THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST IS HE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. According to a 1984 NATO memo: USA may be a target of an all out crippling nuclear attack, so everything can be  turned around in the Middle East that would  make the existence of a Hebrew nation an impossibility….(i.e. the HOLY BIBLE refers to this hour has "Jacob's Trouble". Dr. Richard Allinger's book "THE REFORMATION CANNOT BE OVER!",  is the first published book ever in Pakistan on the historic protestant reformation of the 16th century . Published and released October 14th, 2017, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the launch of this event, that is, Dr. Martin Luther posting his "95 Theses (Indictments) Against the Roman Catholic Church. Dr. Allinger's book was translated into Urdu with a 10,000 copy free distribution, along with a dinner served and the wonderful fellowship that followed. PRAY-PRAY-PRAY….DO YOU REALLY WANT A REVIVAL? Dr. Richard Allinger reinforces the need for the continuation of the Reformation which started five centuries ago for the following six reasons cited in his book "The Reformation Cannot Be Over !": i. God speaks today. ii. Theologians make mistakes. iii. New issues require new thinking. iv. Scriptures must have priority over confessions. v. The right of private judgment. vi. Above all, it is important that we engage in the process of (Semper Reformanda) "Always Reforming" in the proper spirit and manner. The church Christ has been building for over 2000 years is catholic or universal…the bishops in the church at Rome should have never hijacked the word /name in the Greek language "catholic" from Christ's church to validate their unscriptural theological errors w/r to biblical doctrine…a city cannot be universal, like the cosmic messiah's church can be!

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  18. So why does the preacher son of Charles Stanley openly welcome gays into his church? If the father can't teach the son about abominations like that how can he teach Biblical truths to you?

  19. I thank God for using Charles Stanley to teach through his experience and wisdom through the Holy Spirit . All who hear him will be blessed. Thank you Jesus

  20. My faith in God is more powerful than my life trials.Thank you,God for help thru my life trials with God's awesome power.Amazing Grace

  21. Gratitude is riches and complaint is poverty. Through hardship we receive peace. The grace of God allowed a sinner like me another chance.

  22. Jesus was scourged, then he became Glorified, then if the Father will do this for his son, then when we're scourged in our life, then too should we be glorified in living with the Lord in our hearts..

  23. 🙏🏾❤🙏🏿📖🤲🏾 #fathersonholyspirit #thetrinity #lakieshachavondeloatch #godsword #scripture #study #love #peacebestill ❤❤❤

  24. #wisdomspeaks #godwill #beautifulsouls #thekeytogreatnessisgratefulness #iminthevalleywithamountaintopview #forgiveness

  25. I remember just after I was saved and received His wonderful Holy Spirit, I said, "What do I need to work on Father that you can help me with?"
    "Trust."… It was clear as day.

  26. Thanks God . Dr Stanley. I fully understand what you are talking
    Helps me a lot.to understand the word of God. In my nearly 80.years old.this the first time my mind is open. Praise God for all of this.enclude me please in your prayer.I.need joy in my life .from God.thank you so much …

  27. We all face trials, yet we all seem to feel as though WE are enduring some trial or suffering which is unique to the human experience. The fact is however, that though the details of our circumstances may differ, we all face trials in life. Surely some will suffer in ways that others will not, but NO ONE need suffer alone. God allows trials in our lives to strengthen our faith, equip us for ministry, or to bring us back to a right relationship with Him.

    15 years ago I suffered an extremely traumatic time in my life which culminated in a construction accident where I was hit in the back with nearly 2000lbs of steel rebar. I have suffered since then with chronic pain and physical limitations because of the accident. As a young man I had a strong faith, that is what carried me through this ordeal…Jesus! However I can see that what I have endured has produced patience, steadfastness, empathy for those who are suffering, understanding and compassion for the lost, broken and hurting. Everyone of these qualities that I either didn't have, or was lacking in, are necessary to be an effective minister for Christ. My trials and suffering have given me opportunities to minister to others in ways I was likely incapable of before. Certainly the severity of my injury has created a testimony which has given me the ability to reach others for God. I believe there is a BLESSING in our brokenness. Supreme among the blessings we can find in our brokenness is the dependence on God which strengthens our faith and draws us closer to God. What a BLESSING to be dependant on and close with God.

    If you are lost, broken, hurting, feeling alone, suffering or facing some trial- know you are NOT alone. I would love the opportunity to pray for you. If you would like to check out our ministry you can do so at https://www.facebook.com/aliveministriesusa

    Blessings in Christ,
    Rev. Christopher B. Cain
    Alive Ministries USA

  28. Once you open your eyes and dare to inquire, you will instantly realize this is childish nonesense.. there is no proof of god,, thats why he is a belief.. never real… fact…!!

  29. Thank you for making meaningful videos like this Dr. Charles, through you I learn more about God. These days, my life is so hard that I seem to not be able to go on. I watch your videos & I feel such a relief. Moments like these draw me closer to God. Thank you again Dr. Charles, you're doing a very meaningful job.

  30. I believe in this man's wisdom and I like to listen to him. Used to listen to him on the radio when I lived off the grid a few years ago. I believe in the Creator, because of all the evidence of his adversaries that I see in day to day life, and of course in Washington. (Trump supporter)
    Where I struggle is in having compassion or desire to be around others. Everyone seems to irritate me. I despise modern culture and refuse to watch television. No alcohol problems, but dependent on weed…
    I don't know?,?'?

  31. This is what I needed to hear because when I got in a fight, I just was like God why did you let this happen! And now I'm learning hes testing my faith in him. And that made me realize that I don't want
    God seeing me getting mad because I do have faith but I don't show it In those situations So now I changed, You Got a like from me.

  32. I love listening to him. He breaks it down simply with love. God bless him all the days of his life. He truly is a man of God 🙏🏼

  33. Charles Stanley I’ve been watching you for decades. Your sermons have never let me down. You are definitely a true Christian soldier, and thank you for your uplifting sermons that always bring me hope, and understanding that I am loved.

  34. Praise God for how he took this old sewer swimming sinner and forgave and cleansed me. He has since restored my relationships with my children, friends, and with Him. I was selfish and He gave me a heart of flesh. I was angry and He washed and healed that anger. I was depressed and He lifted me to heights I never imagined possible. I was a swearin', drinking, drug addled rock and roll singer and God saved me from the destruction the world invited me to so called, 'enjoy.' If you look at your life and only see hopelessness – I encourage you to turn to your Heavenly Father Whom loves you very, very much and wants to restore your life, relationships, as well as your heart, body, and mind. There is none greater than your Heavenly Father. Don't listen to the evil one's lies when he tries to tell you being a Christian is boring. My rock and roll lifestyle was BORING ! I have never had so much joy and richness in my life since I asked Jesus to be my friend and Savior. He loves you and even if you have given up on yourself, He hasn't !

  35. Charles Stanley is a big help to me and my hubby.We love his Daily Magazine.It always seems to fit my need of the day.God Bless you.

  36. How in the world could anybody put a thumbs down on his sermons? Truly these are the satanic minions out there who hate the gospel.

  37. What the devil means for our harm God turns around for our good, remember
    Romans 8:18-30 New King James Version

    From Suffering to Glory

    18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of [a]corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

    26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession [b]for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

    28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.


    a. Romans 8:21 decay

    b. Romans 8:26 NU omits for us

    Isaiah 54:16-17 New King James Version

    16 “Behold, I have created the blacksmith

    Who blows the coals in the fire,

    Who brings forth an [a]instrument for his work;

    And I have created the [b]spoiler to destroy.

    17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper,

    And every tongue which rises against you in judgment

    You shall condemn.

    This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,

    And their righteousness is from Me,”

    Says the Lord.


    a. Isaiah 54:16 Or weapon

    b. Isaiah 54:16 destroyer

  38. I’m hurting so much, God I’m losing my best friend, I was fired from my job stupid mistake, like I have so many projects due I’m so stressed and I’m crying … why is this all happening to me…

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