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The Gift of Hope

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12) The World’s “Common” Substitutes For Hope: Wishful thinkingBlind optimismAmbitious dreams For most people, hope is something they do, but the Bible talks about hope as something we can have. “I pray that God, who gives hope, will bless you…

The Therapy Of Thankfulness

“14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this…

Overcoming Your Fear of Rejection

“I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.” (Psalm 34:4) How does the fear of rejection become a trap? “The fear of man is a snare, but the one who trusts in the Lord is protected.” (Proverbs 29:25)  It causes us to compromise our lifestyle and our values. It…

Setting Goals In Faith

“6 Go to the ant, you slacker! Observe its ways and become wise. 7 Without leader, administrator, or ruler, 8 it prepares its provisions in summer; it gathers its food during harvest. 9 How long will you stay in bed, you slacker? When will you get up from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to rest, 11 and…