Author Archives: Charles Stanley

A Prayer for When You Are Afraid

A Prayer for When You Are Afraid

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 NKJV Father, how grateful I am for Your awesome love and that You are with me at this moment when

When You Are Confused About God’s Will

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Have I not commanded you?

Romans 5:8 says that God demonstrates His love for us in the Cross. Jesus is the display of His love! You can still trust Him!

A Message Precisely for You

  When was the last time you heard God speak to you in your spirit? I believe God desires to communicate with each of us on a daily basis — in fact, as often as we need to hear from Him, which may be several times in a day. He always has a message for

I am with you always

Prayer Is a Peace-Giving Gift

  Many decades ago, one of my college friends gave me a small picture that has meant a great deal to me. There is nothing remarkable about it from an artistic standpoint, but it has given me great comfort during some important times nonetheless. In fact, not long ago, I asked the Lord for direction

If you’re suffering right now, Jesus in not indifferent! He isn’t late. He isn’t unaware. He has a bigger plan than we can currently imagine and in the end it will be worth it. Come share your thoughts with us.

The Power of Perspective

  Several years ago, a good, very godly friend of mine lost his wife to cancer. It was devastating. We had prayed and prayed for her recovery, but there was no sign of God’s healing hand. Jim sat by his wife’s side all day, every day. Anything he could do to make his wife more

A Minister of Comfort : The Lord uses our pain, our stories, our history to help others along the way. We are comforted so we can give comfort. Suffering can enrich us with wisdom and compassion so we can help others.

A Minister of Comfort

  He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. — 2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT You’ve heard repeatedly that God causes all the circumstances of your life to work together for your good and His glory. But do you truly believe it? Sometimes it is difficult. If a trial is sufficiently

God is everything we truly need. Him. In Him, we can have real fulfillment, joy, hope, and contentment. When we trust Him to be God in our lives and allow Him to rule, our lives work!

Showing God

  Hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? — Romans 8:24 Do you have a preconceived idea about how God is going to meet your needs? Throughout the years, I’ve encountered a number of people who have explained how they believed the Lord should answer their petitions.

Your Prince of Peace

Your Prince of Peace

Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests. — Luke 2:14 NIV Does your heart yearn for peace? The hectic nature of Christmas sometimes inspires more weariness, conflict, loneliness, and feelings of unworthiness than the joy promised by the angels at Christ’s birth. The tumult

Who Is This Giver of Prayer?

The first privilege of having an intimate relationship with God through prayer is that you get to know God. Consider what a great and awesome honor that is — to know the One who not only created all that exists but also directs it from His mighty throne. This is an amazing thought when you

The Promise of Blessing

What is a blessing? So often in our world today, blessing is defined as “prosperity.” But a blessing is so much more. A blessing from God is a gift that is intended for our eternal benefit or good. A genuine blessing always has an eternal component. The Brokenness and Blessing of Paul The apostle Paul

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