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I know God loves my children and truly wants the best for them. Romans 8:28 reads, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” This doesn’t mean we (or they) won’t face adversity — in fact, the Bible pretty much guarantees that we will.7 But when God allows my children to suffer, I know He will use the experience to build their faith, their patience, and their strength — and that, at the end of the day, He will produce something good.

Praying for Physical Health, Safety, and Security for Your Children

Praying for Physical Health, Safety, and Security for Your Children

  Praying for Physical Health, Safety, and Security for Your Children “Lord, Why Did This Happen?” I know I’m not the only mother who has ever questioned God’s tactics. Even my “spiritual giant” friend, Susan, found herself wondering what was up when her son Michael started suffering from violent stomach pains. Their pediatrician had dismissed

God created the world with the creativity of a grand-master artist, but also with wisdom and understanding.

Everything God Made, He Made with Wisdom

  When we look at the world around us, the diversity of Creation is amazing. God didn’t create a world without color or one season. Instead, He made a world awash with color, packed with variety, differing seasons, and various sounds. When we look at the world around us, we realize that God, the Creator,

Praying against Self-Harm and Suicide

The Lord has chosen you to be His treasured possession. — Deuteronomy 14:2 I first heard about the practice of cutting when our oldest daughter was in middle school. We lived in southern California at the time, and a couple of girls in her grade had been seen with razor marks on their arms. My

And He can’t wait to get you home.

Look to Jesus

Carinette has a spark in her. A look. A bounce in her step. A light in her eyes. She is one of fifty-seven children in the Haitian orphanage: all dark skinned, bright eyed, curly haired, Creole speaking, and fun loving. Each one is precious. But this seven-year-old stands out from the others. Not as a result of

Rhythms of Renewal OBS Week 3 — Restore

God invites us a wholeness that isn’t just mind, isn’t just body, and isn’t just spirit. But, it’s the culmination of all those things coming under submission to what God intends for us. Physically, mentally, and emotionally. Restoration brings us back to life. ~ Rebekah Lyons I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest

Thessalonians: When Hell Breaks Loose

Editor’s note: Grab your Bible and a cup of coffee and set aside devotional time for a look into Thessalonians with Pastor Max Lucado! Life Lessons is a series of studies on the books of the Bible that includes Bible reading, reflection, spaces to answer questions, and interesting stories to help us understand what God

Jesus Is the Manna

I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. — John 6:35 I have an old beat-up and marked-up copy of Thomas Watson’s All Things for Good, which I read often. Somehow I misplaced it weeks ago and had been hoping

What Good Does Worry Do?

Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? — Matthew 6:27 As someone has observed, worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it will never get you anywhere!
Our pressure-packed world offers countless opportunities for anxiety, anguish, and, in a word, worry. No

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