Posts with the tag “struggling”

God Is All-Sufficient
by Curt Dodd on June 8th, 2024
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless.” - Genesis 17:1  When Abram was at the ripe old age of 99 years old, the Lord El Shaddai appeared to him and said he would be a dad. God would allow him to have a child later by His hand of miraculous touch on the couple named Abraham and Sarah.   This is just on...  Read More
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God Provides
by Curt Dodd on February 10th, 2024
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)  I grew up in a single-parent family. My mom and dad divorced when I was 10 years old. After they separated, my dad vacated our lives, and I only saw him twice before he passed away, once in the fifth grade and once right before I graduated from high school.  Because my dad was absent from ...  Read More
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Pray About Your Anxiety
by Curt Dodd on November 20th, 2023
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7Yesterday, we talked about anxiety and how the root of anxiousness is a spiritual problem. But now that we’ve identified that reality, what do we do about our anxiety? How do we respond in a godly way when we’re feeling anxious and fearful?Let me give you one big step you can take to overcome your anxiety: Practice letting go of y...  Read More
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Forgive Others
by Curt Dodd on October 24th, 2023
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32) It is very important that we learn how to forgive others. There are some passages which cry out for much more meditation and processing; and this happens to be one of those. Filled with the Holy Spirit, I can imagine that the Apostle Paul had someone on his mind when he wrote these w...  Read More
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Weep Now!
by Curt Dodd on July 19th, 2023
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:15)  When was the last time your heart was broken? Maybe, it is because you are not being asked the right question. Maybe, it is because you are a casual observer. You see, tears are part of the walk with Christ. Unfortunately, many of us just want to be self-contained. We don't want to let someone in on what we are feeling.   If...  Read More
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When God Repeats Himself
by Curt Dodd on June 22nd, 2023
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27)  As a pastor, I sometimes repeat myself when I’m preaching. In good communications, you tell people the truth, then you remind them of what you told them, and finally, you tell them again, in case they forgot. Repetition is key if you want to remember something. You need to expose yourself to the information over and over ag...  Read More
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Surrender Your Life to Christ
by Curt Dodd on April 9th, 2023
Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her. (John 20:17-18)The resurrection experience that these women had was very powe...  Read More
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