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Comfort #8—Comforted Praise

The Eternal has comforted his people. He has bared his holy arm in the sight of all the nations so all the ends of the earth may see the salvation of our God. Isaiah 52:9–10 On a hill far away, on an old, rugged cross, you comforted me, O God. Contrary to expectations, you rolled … Continue reading

Comfort #1—Conquering Comfort

The concept of comfort combines the ideas of fellowship, community and companionship with the ideas of protection, strength and safety. When we feel hopeless because we can’t see the possibility of any good in our future, we need comfort so we have courage to take the next step. When we feel alone in the face … Continue reading

Perseverance #3—Guarded on the Upward Way

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence shall my help come? My help is from the Eternal, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; he who keeps you will not slumber … The Eternal will protect you from all evil; he will keep your soul … … Continue reading

Habakkuk #10—Hidden Strength

The Eternal Lord is my strength: he gave me feet like a deer; he will lead me on my high places. Habakkuk 3:19 “Perception is reality,” some say. But this isn’t true, ever. For example, circumstantial evidence is unconvincing in a court of law because it does not adequately represent reality. When we trust only … Continue reading

Mentoring #1—Strength for Mentoring

Most of us probably don’t think of ourselves as mentors. But if we’re Christians, what we say and do affects the people around us, shaping who they are and how they behave. Sometimes we do this intentionally, sometimes unwittingly. Since we are indeed engaging in some degree of mentoring, we would be wise to try … Continue reading

Success #6—Contented Success

I have learned to be content in every circumstance. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; I have learned the secret … I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:12–13 We should not measure success by the contingencies of the … Continue reading

Strength #8 — Strong Praise

Blessed be the Eternal, because he has heard the voice of my supplication. The Eternal is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank him. Psalm 28:6–7 Every experience I have with you, O God, in some way … Continue reading

Strength #7 — Obedient Strength

Your own eyes have seen all the great work the Eternal did. Therefore keep every commandment which I am commanding you today, so that you may be strong and go in and possess the land into which you are about to cross. Deuteronomy 11:7–8 The old proverb says, “If you lift the calf every day, … Continue reading

Strength #6 — Strengthening Prayer

Not all have faith; therefore pray that we may be delivered from perverse and evil men. But the Lord is faithful, who will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:2–3 It seems obvious that not everyone knows and trusts God. So why bring it up? We need to be reminded because … Continue reading

Strength #5 — Contented Strength

The Lord said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is brought to completion in your weakness.” … Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9–10 Contentment is a requirement for … Continue reading