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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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“And he was afraid and arose and ran for his life…The angel of the LORD came again a second time and touched him and said, ‘Arise, eat, because the journey is too great for you.’” 1 Kings 19:3, 7   We often think of discouragement as a by-product of failure[...]

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“When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.” 1 Samuel 17:11   Words that defy God and treat Scripture with contempt bombard us every day. We often allow this barrage of words to intimidate us into silence and inaction. Like Saul[...]

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