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When you begin along a path of obedience to the Lord and are met by hardship or persecution, don’t despair. Don’t renege when suffering arises. Don’t panic. Do not doubt His faithfulness: “Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted … Continue reading
“…how can a man be in the right before God? He is wise in heart and mighty in strength… who alone stretched out the heavens and trampled the waves of the sea; …who does great things beyond searching out, and … Continue reading
Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Were you there when they crucified my Lord? “‘Were you there when they crucified my Lord?’ the old spiritual asks. And we must … Continue reading
When we face news that leaves us speechless with confusion and grief, and we realize we’re being led into a new path of intense suffering, what can we know to be true? Elisabeth Elliot used to tell a story that … Continue reading
Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle … Continue reading
From prayer that asks that I may be Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee, From fearing when I should aspire, From faltering when I should climb higher, From silken self, O Captain, free Thy soldier who would follow Thee. … Continue reading
A couple nights ago in my town a car filled with young college girls wrecked. Four girls, aged 19 and 20, are no longer alive. Their moms and dads sent their daughters off to college last August, just as I … Continue reading
If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of … Continue reading
Child of God, your shepherd never sleeps. When you doubt His care, or His ability to carry your load, you’ve actually turned reality upside down. You’ve stared at the ant and missed the mountain. You’ve succumbed to whispered lies that insinuate your … Continue reading
There is a way to leave the Land of the Deadly Ifs. The way involves movement, as any leaving would. But it’s not movement away. It’s movement toward. In…closer…like this: “The crowds say he’s in the nearby countryside. He’s the … Continue reading
“It is not known who these wise men were. Their names and dwelling-place are alike kept back from us. We are only told that they came ‘from the East.’ Whether they were Chaldeans or Arabians we cannot say. Whether they … Continue reading
Optimism hopes for the best without any guarantee of its arriving and is often no more than whistling in the dark. Christian hope, by contrast, is faith looking ahead to the fulfillment of the promises of God … Optimism is … Continue reading
It’s that time of year. We reflect on the past and anticipate the year ahead — some of us with excitement, some with apprehension. In years past, I remember chafing at the fact that I couldn’t know the future. I … Continue reading