Christians: When Life Sucks– Refocus

What can we do when life sucks: when life is far from how we want it, when we just can’t take one more thing? We need a new way to focus our attention. What I am going to suggest may take a lot of effort. You may have to recommit to it several times throughout…

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Encouragement for a godly life

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 New Living Translation 11 So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. 12 Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honored because…

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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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Keep Calm: God’s Got This

Pray and get some rest; God is handling what you are wrestling with… Why do we think constant attention to a subject is going to bring us an answer quicker. The truth, for most people, is while they believe they do their best thinking under pressure– we, as Christians, cannot hear from Holy Spirit when…

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A letter to someone being abused

TO GOD be the glory forever and ever, amen.For He tolerates NOT the abuse of one person upon another.It is NOT fit.It is NOT right.It is NOT justifiable — even and especially in scripture. Kate May 29, 2020 12:32 am EST I just read a couple (well written) horrible posts about how the church can…

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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,

Kate