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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Our emotions say: I am frustrated, depressed, and afraid that I might not be good enough. Fear or faith? Believing and trusting? Fearing, and clinging to fear? Voicing what? Sharing what?

Because my cross looms before me, do I wonder if God loves me?
Do I give doubt a place in me? Or do I instruct my feelings and my perception of things to see joy result from even a predicament for that I may have caused.

Satan uses this trick; He is the “accuser of the brethren” (1 Timothy 4:13).
He loves to highlight our failures. Jesus loved us and gave himself for this very cause, “to take away our sin: to ‘save’ us.

A good listener is better than a quick responder; but Godly counsel must always lead a person to faith in God.

All who lived have passed this same journey. The choice of all is either with or against God, and the avenues of faith or doubt.

God became provoked with Israel because with stiff necks they chose complaining over trusting. Some will have stood out for the cause of God.
Some believed their journey was too hard, harder than others, so they never rose above complaining.

What is the cause of God concerning me? Is not His passion to make of my life a life that wins? Can He do it? The Savior saves, the best thing we can do is to run to Him.

“I can do all things through Christ,” (Philippians 4:13). He will see to it, or I can live in the solitude; Satan will see to that. Solitude, when it is accepted, will drive a person to build a case of self-pity, to perfect it with repetition, and to select listeners who lack the courage to insist that faith in God is always the answer.

Faith in the midst of great threat and pending difficulty is a common requirement of those who are commissioned to be in the world and not of it. Jesus paved the way. Jesus is the way. The way, works.

Doubt, it has a place, and does not tell us the good news. The newspapers and televised news are to be observed. but not to be trusted in predicting an outcome. God is at the helm.

God is near. Seek Him and He will be found.


He who upholds daily the universe daily is known to be the real and only God: Omnipotent––all powerful; Omniscient––all seeing all knowing even the end from the beginning.

He is Love whose mercy is everlasting and whose forgiveness is better, but like ours at its best.

He is all wise with a kindness that staggers our conscious thoughts when we realize: He is my Savior.

We barely remember that He who created with kind intention, who sustains— with kind outpouring–– the willing, is also never far from us. He is relentlessly involved with us.

“This is the day that the LORD has made. . . ” (Psalm 118:24).

This day, today, is better than the best of moms who make our beds soft and clean. Better than the dad who stops what seems important and joins us in our games. Yes, and better than the friend whose talents and limitations leave us still wanting.

He is the Comforter, the Regenerator, the Scapegoat for our worst doings, whose Love is past finding out. If we have Him, really cling to Him, He will see us through–– and through and through.

The word says we should . . . “seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us” (Acts 17:27).

The LORD wants to be found by us. He brings that opportunity near us even as I write this.

He is there, and He will not leave us orphans. That is why we are encouraged to acknowledge Him in all our ways. (John 14:18, Proverbs 3:6)

To know Him, and that is an ongoing spiritual battle, and if we walk through faith daily, moment by moment––He will do great and mighty things which we know not. We couldn’t know, but we can expect. (Jeremiah 33:3)

The scripture reads, “Let God arise. . . ” (Psalm 68:1).

There is a pregnancy in each Christian. It is always full term. It is that seed of Christ which “remains” so that “we cannot sin.” We must not. It is not who we are.

The LORD is here, “Receive ye the Holy Spirit” (John 20:22).

God is Holy. He is Spirit. He is Life. He is an ever––present fountain. He is the fountain of life within a believer ––within every molecule––within every circumstance we find ourselves.

Hear Martin Luther in the great hymn “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God:”
Would not (Christ) be on our side, our battling would be losing.

Believers, we are not alone.