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Maybe the toughest part of following God faithfully is trusting He is good through very hard seasons. God is for us, even when it is hard and even when the hard lasts so much longer than we ever imagined. He intends what hurts for the good!

Joseph: “God intended it for good.”

Joseph: “God intended it for good.”

  Genesis 50:20 Although Joseph spent most of his life in Egypt, he represents Jewish manhood at its best . He had clean hands and a pure heart, yet he suffered considerably because of what others did to him. His father pampered him and his older brothers hated him and sold him as a slave.

Part of why so many of us love Peter is because he is so like us: fallible. He loved Jesus with all of his heart. He was brave. He stepped out on the water. And, he failed. He chickened out when it mattered. He was… human like us. And, Jesus chose him. Like He chooses us. As Jesus continued to perfect Peter, He continues to perfect us.

Simon Peter

  The Lord will perfect that which concerns me. — Psalm 138:8 NKJV You will easily recognize Peter when you get to Heaven,” the speaker said with a smile. “He’s the man with the foot-shaped mouth.” As the audience laughed, I groaned within. I didn’t think the speaker was worthy to carry Simon Peter’s sandals

The Heroic Fellowship

As John Eldredge and Brent Curtis articulated in The Sacred Romance, in John 1 we find a secret to the fabric of all creation. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. — John 1:11 In the beginning, before all time, existed the eternal heroic fellowship

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

Max Lucado

A Heart Like Jesus

What if, for one day, Jesus were to become you? What if, for twenty-four hours, Jesus wakes up in your bed, walks in your shoes, lives in your house, assumes your schedule? Your boss becomes His boss, your mother becomes His mother, your pains become His pains? With one exception, nothing about your life changes. Your health doesn’t change. Your

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