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God cares for you at all times

God cares for you at all times

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 62 GOD CARES FOR YOU AT ALL TIMES Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.  (Psalm 62:8) God is not looking for shiny happy people all the time.  He’s not expecting His children to have it all together or to always be on top of things. He knows the struggles we face.  He knows the pain we feel.  He knows the ways we fall, and like the gracious Father He is, it’s in those times that He draws nearest to us in love, and yearns for us to draw nearer to Him in faith. When you’re hurting, run to God! When you struggle, run to God! When you stumble, run to God! Pour out your heart in repentance to Him and watch what He does.  He will prove His love for you once again, and when He does, you’ll discover the hope of this truth: God cares for you at...

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God is Greater Than Your Struggles

God is Greater Than Your Struggles

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 61 GOD IS GREATER THAN YOUR STRUGGLES Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.  (Psalm 61:2b-3 “I can handle it.” How often do we say this, trying to put on a good front, unwilling to admit that the problem we face is too big for us to solve on our own?  How often does our pride refuse to let us admit the greatness of the issue because we can’t face the smallness of our own ability? “I don’t want to talk about it.” How about this one?  What about all those times we simply ignore the problem, hoping somehow it will go away?  What about when the pain is so great that we simply shut down because we can’t bear to actually face it? God wants something better for His children than slavery to delusion and denial! When we trust Him with our issues, we find freedom because we don’t have to bear the...

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Jesus is your triumph

Jesus is your triumph

God’s Hope For Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 2 JESUS IS YOUR TRIUMPH But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere.  (2 Corinthians 2:14) “Triumphal procession.”  Think about that image for a moment… You were not designed to walk around with your head down in defeat, but to stand tall in Christ. You were not saved so you could spend your life struggling to get by, but so you could be an example of God’s grace to His children. When you are following Christ, it’s not a procession to a funeral, but a parade for the faithful, marching ever onward to victory for the glory of God. You see, because God is glorified by how He cares for His people, you can rejoice in this hopeful truth: Jesus is your triumph! -Pastor Phillip AUDIO VERSION [click here for today’s. | click here to subscribe via iTunes.] http://phillipgonzales.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/209-Jesus-is-your-triumph.mp3...

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