Comfort From Affliction

When we are in the middle of struggles in life, it is hard to see any purpose in it. From my own experience a few years ago, when I felt trapped in a very traumatic situation with no evident end in sight, it all felt pointless. Day after day, as the trauma continued, it was […]

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The Fruit of a Clean Heart

In Psalm 51, David is expressing a repentant heart after he had “gone in with Bathsheba.” He seeks “a clean heart” and “a steadfast spirit (10, NASB).” David knows what his predecessor Saul experienced after he repeatedly sinned against God. “Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the […]

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On Second Thought…

There are some things I pray for that seem hopeless; that appear to be headed for a horrible end. I pray fervently for a different outcome, but it seems nothing will change. It appears that God has his mind set on how things will turn out. As I pray, I wonder if God can change […]

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A Confusing Path

There have been times in my life where I’ve wondered why God guided me along a certain path. At the time it didn’t make sense, but later I began to see the wisdom in some of these diversions. In some cases, He steered me away from something I wanted to do and ultimately saved me […]

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Year New

Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:18-19 (NASB) On this New Year, look for […]

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Finders Seekers

I have often felt that those who push back the hardest on the truth in the Bible are the ones who feel the most convicted by it. John 3:20 tells us, “For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed (NASB).” […]

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