Archive | February 2013

alone.

Yes, you can be an adult and have struggles because of your relationship with a father, mother, or both.

You may have been abandoned.

You may not have been wanted.

You may have heard lots of words spoken against you.

You may have been hurt physically.

God has wired us to overcome difficulty. You just have to want it.

But first, we begin with how much God sees your pain.

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Then we ask him to help us.

And he will. In ways you may not expect. But he will.

There are times when the wind blows and causes damage.

And there are times when it’s a welcoming breeze.

Life has good and it has bad.

God is over it all.

Don’t allow what was … determine what you will be.

You have a father in Heaven who knows what you need when you

need it.

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how much does God care?

This much.

Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD cares for me.

Psalm 27

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where is God?

When you’re hurting, you wonder where God is.

And you ask: why is this happening to me?

Especially if you’ve been a tried and true church goer.

Centuries ago, the Psalmist asked the same.

Since you are the God who strengthens me, why have you forsaken me?

Psalm 43

There are many complexities in life we cannot understand. If we throw in the towel, what good does it do?

You’ve got to hope in something. You’ve got to trust in something.

Or else you will try everything else to make the pain go away.

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God is everywhere.

And He is with you.

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seeing is believing.

Lots of things go wrong. Lots.

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… but lots of things go right, too.

Pain threatens to kill the part of you that wants to live. Don’t let it. God has wonderful surprises tucked away for you that will make you smile. Yes, even in sorrow there is joy. Don’t take my word for it. Go look!