Posts with the tag “promises”
Are You Willing To Learn From Others?
by Curt Dodd on November 12th, 2023
In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. - 1 Peter 5:5-7One of the most important aspects of d...
In Your Pain, God Is Near
by Curt Dodd on September 20th, 2023
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18) C.S. Lewis once said, “Pain is the megaphone of God, where He whispers to us in our pleasures, He shouts to us in our pain.” There is much truth in this statement. Have you noticed that it only takes the smallest amount of pain for God to get our attention? All you have to do is have a problem with one...
Quiet Time Fills You
by Curt Dodd on September 13th, 2023
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) It is important to have a quiet time each day to find peace in the midst of stress. Another reason for spending time daily with the Lord is to p...
by Curt Dodd on March 19th, 2023
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9)When you allow feelings to become your reality, that's when you know you are headed for depression. Many of us are ruled by our feelings and what we are thinking on the inside. For example, “I feel like a failure, so I must be a failure.” Or the mentality that says, “I am afraid right now. I don't ...
by Curt Dodd on February 16th, 2023
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:21-22)When someone hurts us, our first, fleshly instinct is to distance ourselves from that person. We don’t want to have anything to do with them. If we are really hurt, we might ...
Setups for Failure
by Curt Dodd on November 15th, 2022
Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.” Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!” (John 13:36-38)As followers of Jesus, we are not excluded from experiencing failure. ...
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