"Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble." -Proverbs 17:17 MSG
"Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety." -Proverbs 29:25 NLT Are you going to be more concerned about what other people say, or what God says?
There will be times when you instantly know you must speak up. When you are unsure if you are supposed to share wisdom, give it to God. "Put it on the shelf" and pray, "God, what am I supposed to do with this?"
We can portray addiction as an individual problem, but as we can see by the statistics, this epidemic impacts all of us.
Has God ever told you to do something that you did not understand? Have you ever felt like God was directing you not to engage in something that seemed completely harmless to you- that just didn't make sense?
Do they deserve forgiveness? The world says no. God says do it anyway. God gave His only Son to die so that your sins would be forgiven. There's a catch, though: Matthew 6:14 points out that you must forgive in order to be forgiven.
Don't carry the baggage from 2017 with you into the New Year. Leave it in the past, where it belongs.