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Your Consolation

Your Consolation

“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul” Psalm 94:19 Thought God is our comforter, sustainer, and Lord. Only his gracious presence and tender blessings can bring consolation and comfort to our restless and discouraged souls. So let’s turn to him, honestly confessing both our sins and our sorrows. Let’s…

You Are Never Alone

You Are Never Alone

A common issue many people face is a feeling of loneliness. Whether they are physically isolated or socially isolated, many find themselves in a pit of deep despair. “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will…

Your Hand Will Guide Me

Your Hand Will Guide Me

Father, Thank you for the assurance that I won’t have to face a day without you. “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” Psalm 139:9-10 Thought I guess for…

Trust

Trust

So let’s ask the question: “What must we do to do the work of God?” Jesus replied, “Trust…” Recently I read again what Jesus said in answer to the question of the disciples, “What must we do to do the work of God?” Jesus replied, “Believe… ” (John 6:28-29). That is our work. Paul wrote,…

Comparison is a Thief

Comparison is a Thief

“I will bless you with a future filled with hope—a future of success, not of suffering: . Jeremiah 29:11 CEV We must be careful about comparing our lives to others. When we do, we tend to lose sight of what God is doing in our own lives. God is a God of purpose. He knows…

The Sun Shines

The Sun Shines

Do you find yourself withholding love or rewards from people because you don’t like them? “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on…

I Only Need You, Lord

I Only Need You, Lord

“When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing”. –Psalm 145:16 NLT Who considers these words enough? The hand of God being my chief provision and storehouse, is it not a shame to be anxiously careful for anything? Has the Lord all things in His hand? Then surely I…

God’s Strength to Persevere

God’s Strength to Persevere

Tears and driving don’t mix, so I talked to God.  I need to lean into His strength…and His compassion. I drove home the other day almost in tears. No reason really. Just. Life. You know those days? You’re handling what comes your way without upset, taking the unexpected issues in stride, keeping up with the…

Getting Charged Up

Getting Charged Up

Stay spiritually fresh. Stay connected with God. Keep your spiritual batteries charged. “…be prepared in season and out of season…” 2 Timothy 4:2 For some time, we have known they were coming, but when the first one in town opened this week across the street from my office, I just stood and stared. I am…

Wisdom for the Trials of Life

Wisdom for the Trials of Life

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, He’s so lucky or her life is so easy? “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. …