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“Arise, eat, because the journey is too great for you.” 1 Kings 19:7   We often hear, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” That’s not true. God never gives us more than He can handle. Life can seem overwhelming when we look at our circumstances without taking[...]

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“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another…” 1 Thessalonians 5:11   Over and over, the Bible emphasizes the importance of spending time with other Christians as a source of encouragement. But encouraging one another isn’t about lifting each other’s spirits. Paul is talking about something much deeper than our emotions.[...]

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“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105 (NIV)   Picture the scene as the psalmist walks along a dark path with a single lantern lighting the way. It reveals obstacles that might cause him to stumble and dangers that could cause him[...]

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“How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?” Psalm 119:84 (NIV)   Even the most faithful believer can begin to lose hope when an unjust situation goes on and on. We don’t understand why God isn’t doing something about it, especially when we’re the ones being[...]

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“and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.” Romans 4:21   Followers of Christ are not immune from the difficulties and sorrows of life. Still, we often wonder why God doesn’t intervene sooner when a challenging situation lingers on. Some who profess Christ[...]

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“Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, ‘Do you love Me?’ And he said to Him, ‘Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Tend My sheep.’” John 21:17   Nothing can discourage us faster or longer than spiritual[...]

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