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Trust the LORD…even in the suffering

What does it really mean to trust the LORD? And how do we actually do it when life gets hard? If you’re human, I imagine you’ve asked yourself similar questions. Trust feels as if it comes easily to us when life is going well, right? When the circumstances of life…

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Praise from pain

When is the last time that you ached so badly that you were certain the pain would take you out for good? Have you ever hurt so deeply that ache became the only thing you could feel anymore? When you find yourself in the place where you’ve got nothing left.…

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When the pain remains

I found myself back in a passage of Scripture today that I haven’t visited in awhile. You know those verses that were your lifeline for a season, the very words that saw you safely through the fiercest storms, the deepest pits, and the most difficult struggles? Those verses that etch…

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The BIG question

I’ve been asking myself this question for the past several days. Actually if I’m honest, it’s a question I’ve wrestled with for much of my life. For years, I lived without any kind of answer that seemed sufficient. So, I kept asking the same question. Again and again. Certain seasons…

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Who do you think you are?

What a question to start your Monday morning with, right? This was the very question that smacked me in the face this morning as I sat down at my kitchen table to resume my daily time with the Lord. Conviction isn’t always the nicest of feelings, is it? It doesn’t…

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How do you “consider it pure joy?”

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4 I know I’m not alone in…

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