Pressing Through the Pain

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8a (NKJV) Does it ever feel like the heartbreak in your life is trying to break you? I understand. I really, really do. I’ve been in that place where the pain of heartbreak hits with such sudden and sharp force that it feels […]

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What Should I Do with My Unfulfilled Longings?

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 (NIV) Our daughter and son-in-law could not have children. After years of testing, prodding, probing and prayers, the doctor concluded that without a special procedure, they only had a 5 percent probability of pregnancy. Ten days prior to […]

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The Discipline of Spiritual Perseverance

Be still, and know that I am God… —Psalm 46:10

Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen. Perseverance means more than just hanging on, which may be only exposing our fear of letting go and falling. Perseverance is our supreme effort of refusing…

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You Said What?

“What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.” Luke 12:3 (NIV) I wasn’t sure why, but I just knew the texts I was receiving were never intended for my eyes. Suddenly I […]

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