Category Archives: trust

Stop struggling! Rest in God.

We get so pressured in our preoccupation with managing of the details of our lives.  We are haunted by the illusion that we are in control of the outcomes.  This sense of responsibility drives us and keeps us on edge. … Continue reading

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A Saving Look

As Israel was being led through the wilderness with little food and water, they began to grumble.  (Numbers 21:4-9)  They writhed under the plan of God to bring them through such hardship, and they rebelled against the leaders who brought … Continue reading

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New wine! Come and drink deeply!

In this new year, what new adventures will you live out, with God’s help?  Are you open to leaving the old and comfortable behind, if it is not working, and following Him into fresh new directions?  And He was also … Continue reading

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What do you cling to?

Do I cling to a life preserver or to the broken pieces of my sinking boat? Jonah, speaking from experience prayed, “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.”     Jonah 2:8  NIV   … Continue reading

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What I learn about trust from my dog.

As Basil rests against me while I scratch him, I think of Psalm 131. “O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty;  Nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me. … Continue reading

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I Give You Peace.

In the night, I was thanking God for the wonderful blessing of peace.   This is not something to be expected from the world or our personal circumstances.  It is a wonderful kindness of God to gift us with this blessing. Peace I … Continue reading

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