Temptation: there really is a way out- always.

Temptations are not meant to destroy you. “We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an…

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Stay Calm

What is your first response when life throws you a curve ball? Exodus 14:14  New Living Translation“The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” Psalm 46: 1,10New Living Translation 1”God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”  10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by…

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Want more joy in your day? Pursue it!

Joy! What a wonderful feeling when we have it. It can feel like we are walking on air. In the Bible we are commanded to have joy in all situations. We are to consider it joy  even when we experience trials. That is not easy to do. But it does not say anywhere that having…

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To Those Walking Through Rough Situations

God is saying to you today, “I know you are going through a difficult time in your life right now, and you are dealing with multiple circumstances and a lot of emotional pain. It seems as though before you can get through one thing, another thing happens. I don’t always still the storm around you,…

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Troubling Times Devotion 03/26/20

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)

It is that simple! Oh sure, nothing in life is simple. You must have faith. It is hard to have faith when times are tough. Though times try your faith. This is when it really counts.

It is easy to love and praise God during the good times in life.

But when your spouse is laying hands on you… when you can’t get out of your addiction no matter how hard you pray…when you’ve been a victim of something truly too much to handle…when you are forced into quarantine..these are the times to put your faith in the Almighty.

God is big enough to carry you through this difficulty.

He is here waiting to hear from you. He wants to carry your pain. It is never wasted when you pray.

I once heard a believer say our prayers are a beautiful aroma to God. For when we pray we show our personal weakness. We also show our belief in the strength of God to pull us through a situation to the other side.

A good prayer might be as short as “help !” It may be longer: “Lord I trust you. I surrender this situation to you. I know you are with me. Show me how to walk through this too the other side.”

Although some situations are one and done, the troubling instant still causes lingering disappointment. Other times, the disappointment is a case that it ongoing daily right in the center focus of your life.

Remember God is gracious! He  WILL see you through.

Trust him to handle this,to strengthen you to deal with the situation appropriately.

Now is not the time to go it alone. Lean on God.

Share your concerns, worries, and pain.

Go to God now in prayer.

Remind yourself throughout the day “I surrender this to God.” Then be looking out for God’s grace:

  • For listening and caring people
  • For a way to change the situation
  • For enough strength to get you through the day

Be safe and healthy during this time,


God’s Not Done With You

During this pandemic I think we forget sometimes that life is still going on for people outside. Loved ones are sick. Loved ones are dying of natural causes or tragedies “before their time”. Loved ones are addicted. People are homeless. Mental illness is ramped up right now. How will bills get paid? Who is telling…

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A prayer for you 1/20/20

Today: (I) “ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better…

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The God of All Hope

Are you in a never ending tunnel of struggle? Keep holding on there is hope! Photo by Guillaume Bolduc on Unsplash In today’s world, many people have lost all, or most of their hope. Do I really need to list all the many difficulties that we are dealing with? Take 3 minutes and think about,…

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