WEEK 32: STILLNESS by GUEST BLOGGER GLORIA POAGE

Is stillness possible in this world of chaos, busyness, and division?  We Christians are on a journey here on earth and, without a doubt, are affected by the demands of it.  Our lives are filled with challenges beyond our ability to solve on our own.  We need help!  Ahh, and help is available.

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WEEK TWENTY-FIVE: HOW DOES GOD FEEL ABOUT YOU?

John 11:35 is the shortest verse of the Bible but one of the most profound for those of us who want to know Him more deeply and intimately. It says simply, “Jesus wept.”

We gain deep and revealing insight into the heart of Jesus from this passage. Because He knows what it is to shed tears from a broken heart, He understands our tears .

And Jesus cares about your tears. Hundreds of years before this touching scene, a psalmist wrote:

 You have kept count of my tossings;
    put my tears in your bottle.
    Are they not in your book?

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WEEK TWENTY-FOUR: THE HEART CRY OF GOD

o me, some of the most poignant words in all the Bible are David’s cry of grief upon hearing the news of his son’s death. This son who had betrayed him, tried to steal his throne, brought so much grief to the family for years was the object of so much love and grief and loss that you can hear it in his father’s gut-wrenching cries:

The king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, “O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!”

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WEEK NINETEEN: LORD, DON'T YOU CARE THAT WE ARE PERISHING?

Have you ever felt like crying out to God because He seemed to be asleep at the wheel of your life? Have you ever felt He surely could not be tuned in to what is going on with you because you were hurting or terrified or heartbroken? Then you are like those closest to Him, his disciples, when they called out to Him, ““Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”

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WEEK FOURTEEN: WHEN YOUR PRAYER LIFE FEELS BARREN

Later this year, I will devote several weeks to the topic of prayer, but I feel it is important to share now something God showed me recently. You see, I have been contacted by so many people lately who feel they are not hearing from God regarding an issue they have long prayed about, and He did something recently that encouraged me deeply about praying without seeing evidence of results. I am writing this in February. This has been a month of brutal cold, interspersed with a rare day here and there in the 60s and 70s.


 

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