Tag Archives: suffering

Hard Times (Aug 21)

upright man who feared God and shunned evil. Scrupulous about sin, he tried hard to follow God. God had blessed him with a great family. He lived comfortably and well. Then one day he lost it all. Continue reading

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Reckless Abandon (June 30)

all. We are so easily deterred from the task, giving way to distractions, to fears, and to our desires for comfort. We who have encountered the risen Christ, even if our encounters were perhaps less dramatic than the Damascus Road, have a story to share. We whose lives have been shaped by the grace of God have a message to pass on.  Continue reading

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No Easy Answers (Aug 23)

Job’s friends came with all the easy answers. In many cases, what they were saying would be true. But there are seldom “one size fits all” answers to life’s big questions. Job is a book about struggling with life’s mysteries when all the “right answers” don’t seem to fit. Continue reading

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Hard Times (Aug 21)

Bad things do happen to good people. Job is a perfect case in point. He was a blameless and upright man who feared God and shunned evil. Scrupulous about sin, he tried hard to follow God. God had blessed him with a great family. He lived comfortably and well. Then one day he lost it all. Continue reading

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Great is Thy Faithfulness (Oct 30)

October 30 Great is Thy Faithfulness Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 119:65-72 | Lamentations 2:20 – 3:66 | Hebrews 1:1-14 | Proverbs 26:18-19 Today’s Scripture Focus: Lamentations 2:20-3:66 “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to … Continue reading

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When God Asks the Questions (Sept 1)

September 1 When God Asks the Questions Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 97:1-6 | Job 40:1 – 42:27 | 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 | Proverbs 22:14 Today’s Scripture Focus: Job 40-42 Job has asked his questions. He has finally said all that … Continue reading

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Worthless Physicians (Aug 24)

August 24 Worthless Physicians Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 92:1-8 | Job 12:1 – 15:35 | 1 Corinthians 15:29-58 | Proverbs 21:30-31 Today’s Scripture Focus: Job 12-15 “You are worthless physicians, all of you! If only you would be altogether silent! … Continue reading

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Who Do You Say I Am? (Mar 31)

March 31 Who Do You Say I Am? Scripture Readings: Psalm 46:1-7 | Deut 16:1-17:20 | Luke 9:7-27 | Prov 12:8-9 Scripture Focus: Luke 9:7-27 Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked … Continue reading

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Hard Times (Aug 21)

Aug 21 Hard Times Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 90:11-17
 | Job 1:1 – 3:26 | 1 Corinthians 14:1-17 | Proverbs 21:25-26 Today’s Scripture Focus: 
Job 1-3 Bad things do happen to good people. Job is a perfect case in point. … Continue reading

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Wounded (Feb 13)

February 13 Wounded Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 25:1-7 | Exodus 35:1 – 36:38 | Matthew 27:32-66 | Proverbs 9:7-8 Today’s Scripture Focus: Matthew 27:32-66 “And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own … Continue reading

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