Trust

2 Corinthians 5:6-10 // We Live by Faith, Pleasing God

We often struggle with understanding God’s will. It can be hard to know what He would have us do sometimes. But often, He doesn’t open the full future to us – He just shows us the next step for our life. The Christians in Corinth struggled with faith too. They struggled with sin, worldly influences, …

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Degrees of Faith

Reading through Matthew chapters 8-9 this week I was struck by the varying degrees of faith expressed by the people who encountered Jesus. The leper says, “Lord, if You will, You can make me clean” (8:2 ESV). The centurions request is “only say the word, and my servant will be healed” (8;8). The disciples are …

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Genesis 12:10-13:1 // God’s Purposes Will Prevail No Matter What

When you think of “purpose,” the first thing that comes to mind is probably you’re own individual purpose. You might think that the most important thing to consider today is your purpose, but that’s not actually true. The most important purpose to consider is God’s purpose. If your life was a book, you would not …

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Two Examples

“Why was I born? Why is this happening? Is there any point to all this?” When his world fell apart, Job’s response was to wish he had never been born and to question why God was allowing all this suffering in his life. As he sat in misery in the ashes, Job kept running his …

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Genesis 11:10-12:9 // What Does Trusting the Lord Mean?

Have you ever been in a conversation where someone was going through something difficult and you said, “You just need to trust the Lord”? After you said it, did you realize it may have felt kind of hollow or cliché? “Trust in the Lord” is a bit of lingo Christians often throw around, but we …

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