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God’s Guiding Word

And that word is true (Psalm 199:160), unfailing (Mark 13:31), enduring (Isaiah 40:8), life-giving (John 6:68), and active (Hebrews 4:12). Our confidence in God’s Word can, therefore, be complete and unshaken, even in a world that is screaming otherwise.

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σκοπέω: consider for yourself

σκοπέω - to look, to consider How often do I think only about what I can see? Even in the midst of lesser trouble, how often do I just look at my circumstances and lose heart? When was the last time I contemplated - actually considered in depth- the eternal glory of God and heaven?… Continue reading σκοπέω: consider for yourself

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The Weeping Prophet and True Hope

Jeremiah’s persistent obedience, even in persecution, even in the unraveling of his city during the Babylonian siege, stirs a fearless hope. He faced what many of us fear today, in the counsel and fellowship of his God. Such a closeness is not now only reserved for prophets, but all of God’s children.

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Joyful, Patient, & Faithful

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Rejoice because hope in God and his promises is sure. Be patient because trouble and evil and even death will not win in the end. Be faithful in prayer because God is all-powerful, he is perfectly loving and wise, he listens, and he answers. And… Continue reading Joyful, Patient, & Faithful

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Morning Meditation: Adoption into God’s family

“I think I need not remind you of your condition here below; you are too conversant with it, being hourly fretted with troubles, vexed with your own infirmities, with the temptations of Satan, and with all the allurements of this world. You are quite conscious that this is not your rest. There are too many… Continue reading Morning Meditation: Adoption into God’s family

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Monday Meditation: Rejoice

When God is for us and with us and in us, there is always a reason for rejoicing. A heart constantly rejoicing in the Lord will inevitably have eyes to see the blessings and mercies given daily through Him. Even on Mondays. Even in a pandemic. Even away from family. Even at work. Even in… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Rejoice

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Pleasing God

This verse is a heart check. A verse that reads me even as I am reading it. Am I obedient in coming to God? Am I coming to God even as I doubt his heart of goodness toward me? What a glorious thing that creation testifies that He exists. Even our hearts cry out that… Continue reading Pleasing God

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Longing for more: Nearer my God to Thee (medley)

"Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst." — John 4:14 He who is a believer in Jesus finds enough in his Lord to satisfy him now, and to content him for evermore. The believer is not the man whose days are weary for want of comfort, and whose nights… Continue reading Longing for more: Nearer my God to Thee (medley)

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Spurgeon on Psalm 73: Held and Guided to Glory

“The Psalmist felt his need of divine guidance. He had just been discovering the foolishness of his own heart, and lest he should be constantly led astray by it, he resolved that God's counsel should henceforth guide him. A sense of our own folly is a great step towards being wise, when it leads us… Continue reading Spurgeon on Psalm 73: Held and Guided to Glory

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In every situation

In every situation, God gives the invitation to pray, to ask, to give thanks, to rejoice, to know He is near. Through that, He promises to guard with His peace that cannot be fully understood or exhausted. In every situation, believers can be guarded - protected - in our thought lives and heart lives. “In… Continue reading In every situation