The Battle is Already Won

In John 16, Jesus is warning his disciples what will happen after he returns to his Father after his death and resurrection. They are words that still resonate for us today. He senses they are upset and confused: “But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart (John 16:6, NASB).” […]

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Overcomer

What does it mean to be an overcomer? It is someone who has been trampled by life; someone knocked down by the hurtful actions of others; someone who has been crushed emotionally; someone who despite all this is able to pick themselves up, even if it’s just crawling, to press on; to keep moving forward. […]

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In the Moment With God

In the moment I thank God for each breath I take In the moment I thank God for the cooling breeze In the moment I thank God for his hand upon my life In the past I feel the pain of struggles and trauma In the past I grieve for those who are gone now […]

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Immersed in the Immediate

As readers of the Old Testament, we have the advantage of seeing the whole picture of God’s future plan; the ability to see God’s ultimate purpose for Israel. We don’t always have that vision for our own lives. Sometimes we can become like Israel where we become immersed in the immediate and only see our current pain and struggles.

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The Overcomer of Suffering

What does it mean to be an overcomer? It is someone who has been trampled by life; someone knocked down by the hurtful actions of others; someone who has been crushed emotionally; someone who despite all this is able to pick themselves up, even if it’s just crawling, to press on; to keep moving forward. […]

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Pressing On In Faith

Bruised and injured I lay on the ground
My adversaries advance, closing in for the kill
I pull my belt tight around my waist, secure my breastplate
I see their angry faces as they move closer
They taunt me with their screams, “Where is your God now?!”

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