Do Not Be Discouraged

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5) There are many things that can cause us to become discouraged. All we have to do is turn on the news or

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Be Patient In Affliction

28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (Romans 8:28) Suffering is a part of life. It’s especially a part of the Christian life. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life

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How Merry Is Your Heart?

A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. (Proverbs 15:13) Have you ever seen someone who you knew was struggling? You could hear it in their voice, see it in their posture, but most of all you could see it on their face. They may try

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Recognize The Wound

When I was a child, the sights and sounds of Christmas were exciting for me. I loved winter, and still do. Even though the thought of receiving a gift was exciting, gathering with my family and watching the change in people throughout the season filled my heart and made a lasting impression with me that

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Fanning The Flames of Your Heart

13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13) Periodically we all go through dry seasons spiritually. Sometimes we know it and sometimes we aren’t aware of it until we are right in the middle of it. There are different reasons it can happen. Most

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Getting Past The Hurt

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says

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Seeing Your Blessings

Seeing Your Blessings Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! (Psalm 34:8) The Greek word often translated as “blessed” is makarios, which means “fortunate,” “happy,” “enlarged,” or “lengthy.” I’ve often heard people say “God has blessed me with…” and it ends with material things. And

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Confess and Be Comforted

As we come to the close of another day, and we wind down before bed, take some time to think about your day. Was it stressful? Was it joyful? Did you carry worries and concerns that caused you anxiety? Did a memory trigger some sadness in you that you found hard to shake? No matter

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Psalm 94:19 Comfort My Soul

Comfort My Soul Psalm 94:19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul. (NKJV) When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. (NIV) When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. (NLT) When my worry is great within me, Your comfort brings

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