The Truth about Trials

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By Greg Laurie Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad–for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world. —1 Peter 4:12-13 It has been said that Christians are a lot like teabags; you don’t know …

God Is Always In Control

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May 28 Isaiah 45:5-7 I admit that I often don’t understand why bad things happen. Even so, I believe that God has a purpose for everything He does or permits. My faith is rooted in the biblical principle that says the Lord is sovereign (Ps. 22:28). He is in absolute control of this universe, the natural and political climate of this earth, and my life and yours. When we are in the midst of a …

Praying the Promises of God

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May 1 Isaiah 40:8 Jesus made it clear that we would endure hardship in this life. But God gave His children amazing tools to keep trials from overwhelming us. For instance, He placed His Spirit inside each believer to guide and empower. In addition, He gave us prayer so we could not only communicate and stay connected with our Father but also bring Him our requests. Today I want to focus on yet another one …

Unbroken-The Movie

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Today I went to see the movie UNBROKEN. It was worth facing 18 degree weather and icy roads. It is one you should make a point to see. I will be pondering the life of Louis Zamperini for a long time. A while back, I felt the Lord asked me “Will you die for me?” I was not real quick in my response but I said, “Yes Lord… but I am fearful.” My fear was …

God’s Purpose and Design “All Things”-Romans 8:28 – Inspirational Bible Verses

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Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. God wants good things for our lives. When bad things happen, we sometimes ask ourselves “how God could let this happen”? All things means all things. “All things” include our infirmities and trials; all things also includes personal tragedy that we will encounter during our life. Life is …

Why Sufferers Become Winners

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This guest post is written by Mayrose Cid-Luis, you can learn a little bit about her at the end of this article. Originally appeared on: Inspirational Christian Blogs Not so long ago, I met a woman, in her early 40s whom I’ll call Chat (not her real name). She was once a saleslady of a store I frequented and that was how I met her. Her smiles were contagious that one would think she must …

Carry Each Other’s Burdens

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A Thought From Cheryl Zelenka “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galations 6:2 (NKJV) My word for 2014 is PERSPECTIVE. When you are facing a trial, try to see the blessing IN the adversity. However, the story below tells how a lengthy trial can weaken and discourage us. Let’s all be sure to carry each other’s burdens! God bless you! A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to …

How Should We Pray? Suffering in Trials and Persecution, The Way To Endure

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By Lois Kanalos The Bible does not advise Christians to pray for persecution, but it definitely tells Christians to expect it. “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of …