Tag Archives: trust

Extraordinary God

I prayed for guidance this morning, adding my usual, “Lord, you know I can’t do this without you.” Then I remembered the part I usually forget, “But with you, I can’t fail.”

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Set Aside Your Fears and Walk!

Moonrise over the Sea of Galilee, the same body of water upon which Jesus called Peter to do the impossible, to set aside his fears and walk.

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Believe in Yourself?

Last week, I wrote a post entitled Celebrate Yourself! And now this. What’s up? Have I suddenly gone all theologically squishy? Allow me to explain. I usually cringe when I see “Believe in Yourself” articles. Because, while in theory belief … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid

Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery. He was tempted to give in to despair. (Who wouldn’t be?) But he chose instead to trust the God he knew would never abandon him. Divine irony: Two decades later his brothers came to Egypt in the midst of … Continue reading

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My Leap of Life

You’re caught in a blinding blizzard and you reach the edge of a cliff. The way back is death. The way forward is unknowable. And so you leap, hoping—without evidence—that you will land on something, rather than plunge into the … Continue reading

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Faith to Forgive

Originally posted on Who is God?:
Sycamore Tree in Israel. One of my problems in reading the Bible is that I take many things Jesus said as being literal. The disciples had this problem too. When Jesus said to sell…

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Why (at Least) One Bad Thing Happened

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
 Why Life Isn’t Fair (a series of sorts) I don’t often get a sense of “why bad things happen.” You know, the “senseless” stuff you didn’t plan on and most likely would not have put…

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