What are we to do when our whole life seems to be one problem after another?

What are we to do when our whole life seems to be one problem after another? We're to pray - and, when we pray, we're to believe that You will hear and answer our prayers (2 Samuel 21:14; 2 Samuel 24:25). What are we to do when the going gets tough? We turn to You, …

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It’s either one or the other – turning towards God or turning away from Him.

Psalm 10 "Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?" (1). This question can be turned around. God puts the question to us, “Why, in your times of trouble, do you stand far off?” In this Psalm, God is inviting us to think about the kind …

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The everlasting God and His everlasting love

"Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God." (Psalm 90:2)  "But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children" (Psalm 103:17) In our world is there anything that is everlasting? We know …

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We may stop loving God, but he will never stop loving us.

"I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:38-39). What is God's Word saying to us here? …

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Moving beyond a general prayer for God’s help to a personal experience and enjoyment of God’s salvation

"Help me, Lord my God; save me according to your unfailing love" (Psalm 109:26). When we're going through hard times, we come to the Lord and ask for his help. Is this only a prayer for partcularly hard times? It is that, but it is, also, more than that. Is there ever a time when we can …

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Glorifying Jesus – this is the great ministry of the Holy Spirit.

"He (the Holy Spirit) will glorify Me because it is from Me that He will receive what He will make known to you" (John 16:14). Glorifying Jesus - this is the great ministry of the Holy Spirit. Living in the power of the Holy Spirit, we become more like Jesus. Let us never seek a …

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It’s not the beginning of the end. It’s the end of the beginning.

"We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him" (Romans 8:28). Is everything that happens to us good? How are we to answer this question? Should we answer a question with another question? Will the final outcome be good? When we look on to the final outcome, everything changes. …

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Help us, Lord, to “be still and know that You are our God.” Help us to “shout for joy to You.”

“If you have sinned” (Job 35:6). Help us, Lord, to think about Job, about Jesus, and about ourselves. “Job feared God and shunned evil” (Job 1:1). Job wasn’t being singled out for special punishment, because he was much more sinful than anyone else – but this doesn’t mean that he had never sinned (Job 7:21; …

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Think about the goodness of God, and say, “Thank you, Lord.”

"I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me" (Psalm 13:5-6). God's love never fails. This is where our joy comes from. This is what fills our hearts with praise to the Lord. Think back over your life. Think of the …

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Kindness, compassion and forgiveness

"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as, in Christ, God forgave you" (Ephesians 4:32). How are we to become kind, compassionate and forgiving people? Again and again, we must remember this: "in Christ, God forgave you." This is where our kindness, compassion and forgiveness comes from: the kindness, compassion and forgiveness …

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Sometimes, we wonder, “Where is our life leading us?”

Genesis 5:18-32 Lord, help us to walk with You. Sometimes, we wonder, “Where is our life leading us?” That depends, Lord, on who’s doing the leading. Are we being “led by the Spirit of God” (Romans 8:14)? or Have we allowed the devil to slip into the place where You alone should be? Lord, lead …

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In The Service Of The Lord, We Must Not Be ‘Fearful And Fainthearted.’

Deuteronomy 19:1-20:9 Justice is concerned with (a) the protection of the innocent - ‘innocent blood will not be shed in your land’(10); (b) the punishment of the guilty - ‘you must purge the evil from among you’(19). Through justice, God is to be glorified among His people. We are to fight for the Lord without …

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Fill me, Lord, with your love, peace and joy. Fill me with yourself.

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus" (Hebrews 12:1-2). What is grabbing our attention? Many people are competing for our attention. What about Jesus? Are we paying attention to him? Have we closed our ears to the voice of Jesus? So many people have closed Jesus out, yet, still, he won't go away. He keeps …

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Through the precious blood of Christ, we come to know the wonderful love of God.

"Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness" (Psalm 86:11). When we ask God to teach us his way, what will he teach us? He will teach us that he is faithful. He will teach us that we can rely on him. His love will not fail us. His love is unchanged, …

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