He Who Is Of A Proud Heart Stirs Up Strife

He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife. (Proverbs 29:25)

It’s so easy to fall into strife with someone… no matter how much we pray and fast.

It’s like that “old man” is lurking in the shadows… he gets his life from our pride, finding strength in the strife that results.

Christians, we’re not doormats, but that pride that rises up in us needs to die… somehow to be starved.
It’s only through embracing the dealings of God that this happens. That hand of authority over us that humbles our hearts, softening us, refining us to reflect His own heart.

Religion thrives on pride. God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.

Our only hope is the cross! That continuing outworking in us of that complete work he’s accomplished… that work our pride so resists.

  • Mark Saunders

His Timing, His Promises, His Answers, His Miracles, His Goodness, His Presence

Below is a selection of verses that help us; Trust in His Timing, Rely on His Promises, Wait for His Answers, Believe in His Miracles, Rejoice in His Goodness, Relax in His Presence.

Trust in His Timing

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
~ Proverbs 3:5

Rely on His Promises

For no word from God will ever fail.”
~ Luke 1:37

Wait for His Answers

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
~ Psalm 27:14

Believe in His Miracles

Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name.
~ John 2:23

Rejoice in His Goodness

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
~ Philippians 4:4

Relax in His Presence

Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.
~ Psalms 23:4