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We have a pretty good idea what kind of a response to expect when we report a fire to the fire department. What type of response can we expect when we call to the Lord for help in our distress?
At times we feel like the trials of life are about to overwhelm us! It often feels like the dangers and threats, pressures and stresses, foreboding changes, difficult relationships, pandemics, financial pressures, temptations, and more will be too much. Life can be extremely difficult for every human being living in this sin cursed world.
The Christian life and our service to the Lord often appears to be marred by setbacks, severe opposition, momentous trials, impassable obstacles, and weakness (2 Corinthians 4:8-11). As we have studied through the Book of Acts it has become apparent that God chooses to work His glory and plan through weak and simple people yielded to the Lord.
2020 has been a difficult year and it doesn’t look like the anguish will end on December 31st. While external pressures, health crisis, societal tensions, and financial pressures squeeze us, they only distract us from the much more dangerous hazard of sin within our own hearts.
The Christian life is an astounding power paradox. If you were to observe the life of the average faithful servant of God, you would most likely be struck by the number and scope of the trials they are facing. Their lives are often marked by difficult and dismal circumstances coupled with often significant physical and personal limitations.
Some may feel that Thanksgiving of all things should be added to the list of covid cancellations. Is there any way that we can be grateful in the middle of such painful times?
Dear River Reach Family, And the chief priests and the leading men of the Jews brought charges against Paul, and they were urging him, 3 requesting a concession against Paul, that he might have him brought to Jerusalem (at the same time, setting an ambush to kill him on the way). Acts 25:2-3 Do you ever feel like we are living in…
We never know where God’s path for us may lead. When the path leads through pain and injustice we must trust that God is wise and sovereign working in our lives for His glory and our good (Acts 23:11).
Have you ever looked at your life and thought, “None of what is happening to me makes sense!” Or maybe, “These problems in my life seem to be hindering my attempts to honor and serve the Lord.” How can wasted time, money, effort or senseless pain or pointless conflict be profitable?
Dear River Reach Family, Then Paul said to him, “God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! Do you sit to try me according to the Law, and in violation of the Law order me to be struck?” Acts 23:3 Satan knows how to craft intimidating pressures to make us cower in fear. He…