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How to Move Forward Toward Authentic Healing

How to Move Forward Toward Authentic Healing

Dad was in his late sixties when I joined the family, so he was fairly old to be fathering another little boy. Sadly, his own parents never got a chance to become old themselves. When Dad was about eight or nine years old, a drunk driver, who happened to be white, ran his parents down

Forgiving What You Can’t Forget Online Bible Study Week One — What Am I Supposed to Do With All the Hurt?

Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. — Psalm 4:4 ESV “Be angry, yet do not sin.” Do not let the sun set upon your anger. What if forgiveness is what’s been missing in all the relational chaos that we’re all just so worn out

What Am I Supposed to Do With All the Hurt

WELCOME! (SUGGESTED TIME: 2–5 MINUTES) Welcome to session 1 of Forgiving What You Can’t Forget. If this is your first time together as a group, take a moment to introduce yourselves to one another before watching the video. Then let’s get started! OPENING REFLECTION: (SUGGESTED TIME: 10–15 MINUTES) Leader Note: Have a few people share

Prayer: Lay it at His Feet and Leave it There

Today we are offering God the ongoing and chronic struggles in our lives. Morning Meditation Forgive me for picking back up what I’ve already laid at Your feet. Surely I’m not the only one who gives God a concern and tells Him she will trust Him, but after a few hours, days, or weeks picks

Life is precious. Every single life is designed by His Hands. And, every single person who chooses abortion is so dearly loved by God and must be shown mercy by us, fellow sinners. We’re not ones to condemn considering our stories, right? Mercy is a beautiful gateway to forgiveness. Let’s leave it open.

Embrace Mercy

  In a story told in the gospel of John, the Pharisees drag a woman accused of adultery before Jesus. Hoping to trap Jesus in a violation of Mosaic law, they say, Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do You say?” Infinitely wiser than those who would try

Forgiveness

Forgiveness and Entrusting Justice to God

Revenge builds a lonely house. Space enough for one person. The lives of its tenants are reduced to one goal: make someone miserable. They do. Themselves. No wonder God insists that we “keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time” (Hebrews

Praise causes you to focus on God and upon His character. Praise is not the same as worship. You can praise other people, but worship is for God alone. Praise is the front door of worship.

The Heart of Worship: How Worship Works

  Come Bless the Lord Therefore David blessed the Lord before all the assembly; and David said: “Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is

Jesus is there

Breakfast with Jesus

Peter is my favorite disciple because of how obviously flawed and human he is. (Man, can I relate to Peter!) After he denied knowing Jesus three times, he was completely (and pretty understandably) devastated. Believing his time as a disciple was over, he returned to his previous way of life as a fisherman. (Isn’t that

The good news for those suffering from guilt or shame is this: Jesus died on the Cross to remove the stain of guilt and shame from our lives.

Stop the Downward Spiral of Guilt and Shame

  Shame, by formal definition, is a painful feeling of having lost the respect of others because of an improper behavior, sin, or label of incompetence. It arises from dishonor or disgrace stemming from something regrettable, unfortunate, or outrageous. Chronic Guilt and Shame Can Lead to Depression Our main reason to be concerned with guilt

Family Wounds Are Slow to Heal

Family wounds are slow to heal. I hope your childhood was a happy time when your parents kept everyone fed, safe, and chuckling. I hope your dad came home every day, your mom tucked you in bed every night, and your siblings were your best friends. But if not, you need to know you aren’t alone.

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