Monthly Archives: October 2013

236. What God Has to Say About Hope

God knows how important hope is to all of us, and speaks to us of that hope 166 times in His Word, including:   19 times in Job 32 times in Psalms 86 times in the New Testament Here are … Continue reading

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235. A Well of Fathomless Trouble

– From My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers – February 27 “Suppose there is a well of fathomless trouble inside your heart, and Jesus comes and says – ‘Let not your heart be troubled’; and you shrug your … Continue reading

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234. Saturdays with Marv

My friend Marv, whom I have been visiting in a nursing home every Saturday for the past five years, has had muscular dystrophy for the past twenty years and is nearing his final days. For the past nine weeks, his … Continue reading

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233. God’s Hope

Where does affliction come from? We live in a fallen world “subjected to frustration” and in “bondage to decay.” (Romans 8:20,21). Don’t believe that God is punishing you. That’s Satan’s lie. Jesus says in John 16:33, “In this world you … Continue reading

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232. A Blessing for All Readers of this Blog

-from Numbers 6:24-26       May the Lord bless you and keep you; May the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; May the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. I love all … Continue reading

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231. Depression at Gettysburg

In the last posting, I presented the Battle of Gettysburg as a metaphor for the battle of depression raging within those of us who have been so afflicted. Within that metaphor were real people who spoke of depression, from enlisted … Continue reading

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230. A Lesson from Gettysburg

For those of us who have experienced profound depression, we have fought the battle of Gettysburg in our souls. Gettysburg was three days in July 1863 of chaos, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, loss of orientation, little sleep, and an overwhelming dread. … Continue reading

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