Category: hope

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Spring Meditations

What is it about spring that is so wonderful? Obviously, the warmer temperatures and longer days of sunlight are most welcome.  More than that though is the new life popping up.  The grass is getting its green hue back, the tress are starting to bud, and those ugly, dead-looking bulbs you planted in the fall… Read More»

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Rethinking “Good”

Whenever asked, “How are you?” we have typical answers. “Good.” My answers too are pretty limited. But what qualifies “good” in my mind? What makes for a good day or a good week? I think, unfortunately, it mostly has to do with how I’m feeling, life going my way, my plans getting accomplished, or things… Read More»

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Hope for the Hard Days

In Psalm 147, we see God’s power and might on display. It speaks of Him as the Healer, the One who numbers the stars, limitless, and our Sustainer. In light of all His power, God does not delight in our might or abilities. Instead, Psalm 147 comments, “His delight is not in the strength of the horse,… Read More»

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Applying Psalm 23

Psalm 23 is one of those familiar Psalms that is frequently quoted in times of death or great sorrow. It’s so familiar to many of us that it’s easy to skip over the truth or miss what God is saying to us. There is so much application of Psalm 23 to everyday life, so let’s… Read More»

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Biblical Hope: Part 2

In our previous blog post, we started in on the discussion of hope. What does it mean to hope in God and find our hope in Him? We were reminded that hope and belief are closely related. We must believe that something is true before we can put our hope in it. Up to this… Read More»

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Biblical Hope: Part 1

I recently had a counselee ask me a very good question: “I know that I need to trust in God, but I don’t really understand what it means to hope in Him.” I had to think for a moment before answering that one – did I understand it myself? These questions are always great opportunities… Read More»

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Looking Ahead: Hope for 2017

It’s hard to believe that another year has already passed. Maybe this year has been full of blessings and good changes for you, or perhaps this was the hardest year of your life. Whether 2016 was an easy or difficult year, the Word of God holds many promises that give us hope for each day… Read More»

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Hope in the New Year

Each year Faith Church performs a Christmas Musical. This year, the musical was entitled, “Peace, Hope, and Joy.” Reflecting on these three much-needed blessings, it is so encouraging to remember how we know that we can have true peace, hope, and joy going into this New Year. Remember that God sent His only Son to… Read More»

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Our Promise-Keeping God

Around Christmas time, we often hear the chorus of “joy to the world” ringing through the air. It can be easy to get used to the well-known biblical truths of Christmas time and forget the awe and meaning of them. It is so important to continuously remember how powerful and freeing is the Word of… Read More»