New Creation (Youth) in Brisbane Australia
Failure and Success
'...The God of Heaven will give us success...' Nehemiah 2:20 NIV

 To turn your failures into successes you need to do two things: (1) Realise that God wants you to succeed because you’re His child. When you think about it, what good and loving parent wouldn’t? In the face of overwhelming obs

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Staying When You Feel Like Leaving (4)
'Leave your troubles with the Lord...' Psalm 55:22 GNT

 Give your marriage to God. The last word on the matter must be God’s Word! Seeking professional help is a good thing, but until you’ve transferred ownership of your marriage into God’s hands, you haven’t exercised your best option. You

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Staying When You Feel Like Leaving (3)
'Pray then like this...Your will be done...' Matthew 6:9-10 ESV

Here are another two helpful keys to resolving marriage conflict: (1) Let God direct your prayers. Prayer can be closed–ended or open–ended. When we think that our perspective is the only accurate one, we pray closed–ended pr

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Staying When You Feel Like Leaving (2)
'In order that Satan might not outwit us...' 2 Corinthians 2:11 NIV

Recognise who the real enemy of your marriage is. On those days when you think, ‘I can’t spend another moment in this relationship,’ it’s easy to lose perspective and focus on the wrong things. Marriage was God’s idea. He p

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Staying When You Feel Like Leaving (1)
'...humans must not pull apart what God has put together.' Mark 10:9 CEB

Not every relationship can be saved. When physical, mental or emotional abuse threatens your child’s safety, or your own, you may be forced to leave. Failing to do so could lead to tragedy, but where a workable r

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On the Home Front
'...I will raise up a faithful priest who will serve me and do what I desire...' 1 Samuel 2:35 NLT

Being the high priest in Israel was a prestigious job, and Eli seemed suited to it. Yet he failed badly on the home front. ‘…His sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dis

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Handling Your Failures (2)
'Return... I will heal your backslidings...' Jeremiah 3:22 NKJV

What’s the root of our failures? Failure doesn’t lie in the strength of the enemy, or our own weakness, or God’s reluctance to help us overcome. Israel was defeated by a small town after having conquered mighty Jericho. Their f

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Handling Your Failures (1)
'...the hearts of the people melted, and became like water.' Joshua 7:5 NKJV

Even the most seasoned believers experience failure and the big question at such times isn’t, ‘How could I have let that happen?’ but, ‘What’s the right way to deal with it?’ Indulging in self–condemning thoughts c

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