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What do people do when it seems God is not acting according to their expectations? Validation, assurance, relief, significance, and more -- are gifts from God.
Turning over your life to God as the navigator is not easy. It requires you to give up control over your life, listen to God, and pay attention to His answer.
There's something important to remember in the quest for strength and courage, and that's a spirit of kindness. Too often we teach our children the verse, "Be kind one to another" (Eph. 4:32 RSV), and then we forget the admonition as adults. True forgiveness and kindness are cut from the...
Acceptance is an interesting word. It involves both the act of accepting as well as the fact of being accepted. In this way, it's kind of a two-way street. One of the corollary definitions of accepting is "to be able or designed to take hold, as in something added or...
It is vital for your emotional equilibrium that you counterbalance anger, fear, and guilt with optimism, hope, and joy.
Spiritual abuse is used as a way to manipulate and control, and it usurps divine authority in order to promote self, which is the opposite of what God does.
Accepting the truth in your life means you must come to accept the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. First, there comes an acceptance of the truth in your life that is causing you pain and is the source of your anger. This is the first step...
Through all of the chatter and static this life puts up, one truth should always ring aloud and clear: God created you; He loves and values you.
When you reject and turn away from that sin and instead pursue God, you are cleansed and returned to your childlike state of being pure in heart.
Take the road less traveled because it will make all the difference. The world's road eventually leads to a literal dead end. God's road leads to eternity.
Unlike so many of the false promises in this world, the help God gives is effective and tailored to our needs.
When Steve thought he couldn't say no one more time or withstand the growing pressure to succumb to his excessity, he did.
Patience does not give you the power over circumstances; patience allows you to control yourself in the midst of circumstances.
Each of us has a worth, a value that we did not generate, create, or cause for ourselves. This value is inherent in us as people; this value is a gift from God.
"In God We Trust" has been engraved on our coins since 1864. But since then it seems we've shifted from trust in God to trust in the coin itself.
If you long for something this world cannot provide, rejoice in the knowledge that all your desires will be fulfilled in heaven.
If you wonder where God is when you're lonely and hurting, renew the spiritual connection. God-talk supports positive self-talk with these affirming statements.
In seeking out healthy relationships, look for connections with people whose actions reveal their character. Beyond that, follow your heart & ask God for help.
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The whole person approach to treatment integrates all aspects of a person’s life: