Category Archives: forgiveness

When forgiveness seems humanly impossible, God always makes a way

You all know the tragedy that happened in Charleston last week.  What’s amazed and baffled the media and others in the US is the attitude of the Emmanuel fellowship and the family and friends of the loved ones who lost … Continue reading

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Forgiveness is tough, but God always makes a way

Boy, do I know how tough forgiveness is!  And do I know how impossible it is to forgive without God’s help and power.  Just like only He can change a mind once hostile to Him into one that avidly seeks … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional relationships distort our view of God, but God makes a way to clear our spiritual vision

So many of us have grown up in dysfunctional families.  Many of us have suffered abuse at the hands (literally) or through the mouth of our physical fathers and other family members.  How, then, can we see God as He … Continue reading

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Being sick is tough, but God makes a way

David knew what it was to wait for God’s timing in his life.  Even though he was anointed king to succeed Saul, it was many trouble-filled years later before God made it happen.  David knew what it was like to … Continue reading

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Grief is tough, but God makes a way, #3

Jesus wept.  If He wept, so can you as long and as hard and as often as you need to.  Why did He weep? That’s a great question.  Scripture doesn’t say.  Could it be because He saw how hurt, upset … Continue reading

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Grief is tough, but God makes a way, #2

God gave Solomon the gift of wisdom, and Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 &4 sure shows it!  Yours is now a season of weeping and mourning, but, at the right time for you, those will be changed to laughter and dance.  Please let … Continue reading

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Weariness is tough, but God makes a way, #2

God is so amazing!  In Ephesians 3:16, He teaches that if we’re not focused spiritually, things won’t work right in our lives.  Culturally, we are so focused on “doing” such as thinking of ways to solve our problems, that we … Continue reading

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