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by Pat Robertson One Bible story that always touches my heart and challenges my faith is about the Roman centurion coming to Jesus on behalf of his sick servant. Here is an officer in the conquering Roman army, that proud military power which crushed many nations to establish the greatest empire the world had ever known. Yet out of concern for a feverish and paralyzed servant, the centurion humbly approached Jesus — a young Jewish man living in Israel under Roman occupation — saying, “Lord, I am not worthy” (Mt. 8:8). This officer truly understood humility — and authority! For…

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A tightrope walker preparing to cross Niagara Falls asked onlookers if they thought he could successfully make it across while pushing a wheelbarrow. Most said they thought he could. Their attitude reflected their “belief ” in his abilities. The showman then added a unique challenge. He asked the gathering crowd, “If you believe that I can make the trip, then will you get into the wheelbarrow?” Every spectator declined his invitation. They lacked the “faith” to support their belief. A STEP BEYOND BELIEF The Bible says that even the demons “believe” that God exists ( James 2:19). And Jesus pointed…

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by Brandy Anderson When I think of the word peace, so many songs and scriptures come to mind, but the first scripture is in Isaiah. You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. – Isaiah 26:3 Let’s look at it in the Amplified Bible:“You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character], Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].” Whenever I read that passage, I think of a parent trying to calm a child who has…

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The Word of God is full of hope. These selected inspiring Bible verses remind us of God’s relationship with us, his plans for us and his mighty power. God offers us the only true way to inner peace. These inspirational scriptures assure us of God’s passion for his people. Reassurance The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need. Psalm 23:1, NLT Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:8, NLT The faithful love of the LORD never…

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Sign up for a CBN Daily Bible Reading Plan Jon Ferguson Dave Ferguson I cannot change the world. You cannot change the world. Even prayer alone doesn’t change the world. Only God can change the world! However, God uses prayer to change us, and then God uses us to change our world. Let God Talk My meeting had finished early, and I left the group and headed to a soft chair on the other side of the room. It was January, and I was in South Florida for a board meeting (a great place to be that time of year if…

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