Category Archives: Hope

312. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize is a folk song that became popular during the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s. It could just as well be a marching song for following Jesus. Jesus tells us in … Continue reading

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300. The King in His Kingdom

In previous blogs, I have pointed out that an unhealthy allegiance to your own self can be a source of depression and other dark places. However, self can’t throw out self, and if it could there would be a vacuum … Continue reading

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298. Stopping a Suicide

What would you say to a young man who told you he was about to commit suicide? “Don’t do it. For God’s sake, don’t do it.” And you’d read all about him the next day in the newspaper. People who … Continue reading

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291. The Light That Shines in the Darkness

Darkness of soul is a great descriptor of depression, but Jesus promises that He is the light that shines in the darkness. May those of us living in dark places let Him lead us, and may we follow. Jesus doesn’t … Continue reading

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289. The Crown of Life

Christians are not immune from the troubles of this world. Helpless situations, catastrophic loss, terrible accidents, and debilitating illnesses are as likely to fall on the saved as the lost. Many Christians have come to the end of their ropes, … Continue reading

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287. God Knows All About You

“Has God forgotten me?” cries a woman in deep depression, or a man who has just lost his wife, or a person with an incurable disease. When you are in pain and need a word of encouragement, who better to … Continue reading

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282. Changing Your Thinking

Round and round your mind goes: thinking about mistakes you have made, agonizing over a lost love, dreading the upcoming company reorganization. It’s difficult to reign in your thoughts, nearly impossible in fact, unless you have something to replace them. … Continue reading

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