Posts tagged trust
Fighting Lies with the Truth

I have always loved James 1:17:

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

God is the giver of every good and perfect gift. What a beautiful thought!
 
It is interesting to think about in the context of the rest of the passage in which it sits, however. (Read James 1:12-18). What does God’s giving nature have to do with trials? Or with temptation?

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Do You Trust God?

Do you trust God?
Like, really trust God with everything?

It’s easy to respond “yes” as a Christian.  Of course I believe that God is good and in control, worthy of my trust. However, if I look closely, many times that I ‘trust’ God, it is because I feel like I have a handle on the situation.  I don’t necessarily need to trust Him. It’s an easy place to rest. 

But what if a situation arises that I cannot control? 
What if God calls me into a place where I must trust Him completely?

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Jesus Is My Living Hope

I drive by a billboard every day on my way to drop of my boys at school.  It’s a picture of a cancer treatment center logo with a woman and says “Now I have hope.”

Yet hope in a thing or person or circumstance is dead hope. Everything is temporary, even a cure for cancer. We, along with everything else on earth are finite and will one day wither and fade...

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Breaking the Cycle

I don’t know about you, but I  never cycle through the same fears and bouts of unbelief over and over and over again! God never has to teach me the same lesson twice. I never make the same stupid and sinful decisions more than once. I never have to feel like I could throw up over the way that I hurt someone again and again. I never burden my husband with having to listen to me recalculate every wrong word I have said, how I said it, who I hurt, what I could have done differently… 

You either? Great news! Well, unfortunately Abraham and Sarah are not as holy as us, friend. 

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