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The Truth About Sin & Suffering

Is sin the cause of my suffering? What if I’m not aware of any sin? Why should I have to think about sin when I’m struggling to endure this hardship?

Faith in Financial Distress

Faith In Financial Distress

How can we hold onto faith in severe financial difficulty? How does God provide? What are the true riches to be found in Christ? Read my story.

Choosing Contentment

“There must be more than this!” Dragging my mop across the floor, tears falling down my cheeks, 3 little ones tucked into bed for an afternoon nap, my thoughts were consumed by discontentment. A Life-Changing Moment As a young mom, my days were consumed by diapers and feeding and laundry and simply trying to survive …

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The Hope That Does Not Disappoint

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me    and delivered me from all my fears.5 Those who look to him are radiant,    and their faces shall never be ashamed. (Psalm 34:4-5) “Ashamed” here means “disappointed at not finding what was hoped for“. So we can read verse 5 like this: “Those who look to the Lord will never …

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When God’s Answer Is “No”

“What if your husband never changes?“ That question changed my life. About 4 years into our marriage, things looked pretty bleak. We were literally on the brink of divorce and I thought we were doomed. In my mind, I felt there were only two options: Our marriage would end, or I’d be miserable for the …

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Hope In God’s Faithfulness Even When It Hurts

I really don’t struggle to trust that God is faithful. In recent years, I’ve come to understand that this is a gift (the gift of faith?), and I don’t take it for granted. This faith has sustained me through the most difficult circumstances, the lowest valleys, my darkest days. Even when everything seems hopeless, by God’s …

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When God Has Other Plans

It wasn’t my intention to lose momentum so soon after starting Wield The Word. But we never intend to lose anything, do we? God’s Plans Are Not Mine Proverbs 16:9 says, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Later in Proverbs (19:21), we are told that, “Many are the …

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Endurance: Deal With Sin

Click here to read the previous posts in this series. The next thing we are told to do in Hebrews 12 is to lay aside the sin that so easily entangles us. Does it seem a little harsh to talk to a weary, discouraged person about their sin? Does it seem like adding just another …

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Light In The Dark – Chuck Smith

“Don’t give up what you know in the light when you don’t understand what’s in the dark.” (Chuck Smith) When you’re confused or needing answers or full of uncertainty… when you feel lost… when you’ve been blindsided by an unexpected wave in the storm… remember what you knew for certain when life was going smoothly. …

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