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Spiritual Waiting

My sweet wife reminded me recently about a contractor coming over to our house that morning. We didn't know exactly what time, but we knew it was anytime between seven and noon!  I went bounding up the stairs, threw on clothes to work outside, and then proceeded to...

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What to do when the flesh gets defensive?

"…Pilate said to him, 'Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?' But He gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed." — Matthew 27:13, 14 ESV At the time of this writing, I’ve recently been attacked by...

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Learning to be okay by knowing Him

Learning to be okay by knowing Him

It’s been a really tough couple of weeks physically for me. God is graciously giving me a lot to do with Him, but it’s hard to see the grace in how difficult He is allowing it to be. Can you relate?

Ever had prayers – conversations with God – that were tough to have?

Paul said, “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his…

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They will not understand.

One will say it’s not worth it. Another will ask why. Others will say it cannot be done. Some will be more concerned about the cost to you than amazed at Christ within you. Bring them along when you can, but move forward.

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In our moments of trial, we rarely see any benefit. Later in life…

In our moments of trial, we rarely see any benefit. Later in life, we often see how God has shaped us by trials and missteps along the way. Faith then, is leaning into God’s unseen plan for our good when all we see in the immediate is the struggle. Repeat after me: This is not for nothing.

God’s good in me is greater than my grief in this. His work through me is greater than my cost through this circumstance. His sufficiency for me is greater than my sacrifice in this moment.

We’ve been sharing about God’s sufficiency by grace in our tough spaces this week. You’ll see some links below if you want more encouragement.

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