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When I Feel Overwhelmed

You don’t have to watch the news to feel overwhelmed today.  Fires, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes are bringing a torrent of destruction beyond anything I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.  In Texas alone, we’ve experienced a hundred-year flood, a five-hundred-year flood, and just recently what’s being called a thousand-year flood with Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented rain fall – and all of that in only the span of a couple of years!

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Your Failure is Not the Final Story

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“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’S purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21 (NIV) Have you seen the sign that says, “Stop looking back; you’re not going that way.”  That sign describes what I call rearview people. They are stuck in the past, looking in the […]

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Your Deepest Hurt

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 (NIV) Everybody has a hidden hurt.  Everybody needs healing. When we make Christ the Commander in Chief of our lives, He heals our deepest hurt. He is the Mighty God.  The unnamed woman in […]

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Hidden Hurts

You can throw the whole weight of your anxieties upon Him, for you are His personal concern. 1 Peter 5:6b (Phillips NT) Are you holding on to hidden hurts? We’ve all had them. Hidden hurts have a way of growing within us when we hold on to them. You may […]

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Turning Your Failures Into Success

“Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up and attack Ai.  For I have delivered into your hands the King of Ai, his people, his city and his land.”  Joshua 8:1  (NIV) Discouragement over the past […]

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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

This question troubles us all whenever we see the innocent suffer. C.S. Lewis has written a great book on it called The Problem of Pain, but there is a noticeable difference in his academic and theological approach when contrasted to his personal response of grief when his wife tragically died in a book he […]

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My Weakness — God's Power

My weakness builds my character. Paul says in Romans 5:3, “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character.”  Paul is saying that my weakness makes my character stronger. Weakness builds my character […]

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Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Everyday we see so many forms of suffering. People who are bad and who are good, people who are young and who are old are all suffering. So why does God allow this to happen? The problem of pain has troubled theologians for centuries.  Critics have used it in attempt […]

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