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Daily Devotions - Perseverance


Responding to Life's Trials

When crisis and pain hit, we need to walk through the fire instead of looking for a way out or around it, denying it or disguising it (alcohol, anger, etc). God's promises can sustain us.

Grow Christian, Grow!

God is gently reminding me to keep my eyes on Him, my trust in Him, and to embrace Him in the process; because it's time to grow!

Run with Weights On

Like my father, it's really our decision to run away or run with the weight on. That means keep running in the middle of pain, grief, sadness, loneliness, anger, or fear. Keep on praying, reading your Bible, and speaking the Word of God over your life.

Keep Going!

It is a guarantee that storms will come, and they will pass. But it is what we do in the middle of them that makes us victorious.

Worst Case Scenarios

When it appears that you've encountered worst case scenarios, don't run - persevere! Pray earnestly and wait for God's strength to carry you through.

A Horse Called Hope

There have been times in my life when the circumstances of life have caused me to say, "What's the use? I give up. Nothing's going to change." And yes I have prayed, "Lord, take me home." This has occurred in my life when I lost sight of God and I let circumstances draw me away from my relationship with God.

How Kickboxing Influenced My Spiritual Life

I discovered a new delight. Kickboxing. I've learned great lessons I never expected. As I stumbled through learning the moves, Holy Spirit brought verses to my mind along with a charge to make the spiritual connection.

Battles and Praise: Reflections on David

We see David rise, fall, and rise again; and we learn from this shepherd warrior king that there is no sin that cannot be washed away and forgiven.

Burn All Ships

Sometimes when you make a decision to move foreword you need to burn all ships of retreat. If God has you in a position to do His work, then you need to burn all ships of security and go after it. No retreat, no surrender. Will you perish or win in the Lord’s name?

Overcoming the Four Ds

A pastor describes what he went through after a disaster in his personal life as the four Ds: Depression, Despair, Defeat, and finally Despondency.

Terry Meeuwsen: The Wilderness

Circumstances that involve loss, unfair treatment, illness, or broken relationships are the wilderness places that God uses to shape, refine, and carve character into us, if we'll let Him.

In the Sand Trap

When we step up to the tee to drive the ball down the fairway, we intend to hit the green, maybe even make a hole in one, but we all find ourselves in the sand trap now and then. Getting out of the sand takes perseverance.

Surfing 101

As young believers, we jump over the incoming waves holding on to Jesus' hands. When we get knocked down a bit, we learn that Jesus is still standing in the waves of our lives with His hands ready to steady us as we get back up and try some more.

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