May 12 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 115

Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place

1 Corinthians 15:58

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

Traveling through the southwestern United States, I pulled off the side of the road for a breather. Across the road was a huge boulder, and in the middle of it, growing out of a crevice, was a lone pine tree. Incredulous, I had to go take a look. Where does that tenacious pine get enough water and nutrients to grow, I wonder? You know the phrase, “stuck between a rock and a hard place”? It was a perfect example of a tree growing, and even flourishing, in a really hard place. Having struggles, my friend? With the Holy Spirit to nurture you, and God’s word to nourish you, you too can flourish in that hard place. Be steadfast, friends – 1 Corinthians 15:58.

Apr 4 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 97

Don’t Give Up

James 1:2-4

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

Okay, just because life gets tough, is that any reason to give up? Life can be tough! But remember this: there is somebody out there who has it worse than you, and they are fighting on. If they can, you can too. James writes in chapter 1:2-4, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into different temptations, knowing this: that the trying of your faith works patience. But, let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” Ride it out. You’ll be better for it, my friend.

Mar 29 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 93

Fallen World

1 Peter 5:7

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

I’m not going to tell you something you don’t already know, and it’s this: we live in a fallen world. True. As a result, bad things happen. In fact, bad things happen to good people. The cat gets hit by a car; you slip on the ice and sprain your ankle; your favorite relative dies unexpectedly; and so on it goes.

Well, God never promises us a rose garden. In 1 Peter 5:7, the apostle tells us to “cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.” Got trouble? Turn it all over to God, and let Him help you with it. You have problems; Jesus has answers.