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why choose God.

I know.

There are multitudes of belief systems out there.

Do they work for people? I don’t know.

I do know the Christian faith has worked for me.

It’s natural for me to choose God because I am about bottom lines. Give me the starting point so I can understand. Don’t skip steps and go to #3 or #4.

Yet, everyone of us have a longing in our hearts to know the Creator. He designed us that way.

And everyone of us have a different way of attaining that.

I do believe what Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the father except through Me.”

I am rock solid in this belief.

And when you are suffering through tragedy, pain, or heartache, you want sure footing.

You need sure footing.

That said, people without God to turn to, what do they turn to?

Lots of things.

One thing is they turn to the “experts”.

But even the experts don’t always agree. That can cause someone who is already overwhelmed to become even more overwhelmed and want to give up.

Listen. I’ve done it. I have always thought most people knew better than me. It’s my nature.

Thankfully, I’ve grown since then. Yet, I remember being in a place where I sought answers and expected solutions from trusted people. There are so many differing opinions – even from the experts – psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists – and all of the others with letters after their name.

I’m not discrediting them. But if you find yourself on this quest to get help, get comfort, get understanding, get relief – you might find yourself going around in circles.

Some of us get lucky and find the perfect counselor or support group.

Some of us don’t.

When it is all said and done, God is always there. And he left his words to guide, direct, strengthen, and comfort us.

Words of truth.

Truth that has the ability to cut through it all, and yes, set you free.

Free from confusion, frustration, bitterness, sorrow – all of it.

You know in your heart there is a longing for God.

Why choose God? He is always there.

Get a Bible. Open it up. And read.

God will do the rest.

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waiting.

Waiting is one of the most difficult things to do in this fast-paced world we live in.

So much is accessible.

And quickly.

God, however, is not in a hurry. In fact, the Bible says much about waiting.

Every Christian’s hope is living with the expectation of God fulfilling his promises to us and making everything right.

But that takes waiting.

Waiting to be reunited with your loved one.

The days go by slowly, don’t they? But our lives are very short in comparison to eternity.

We can spend them being frustrated most days or we can decide there is nothing to do but wait.

Before you resolve to wait, you have to trust what God tells us.

Do you?

Will you?

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scripture friday.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

-The Bible

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scripture friday.

Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.

-The Bible

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scripture friday.

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants.

The Bible

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scripture friday.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.

– The Bible

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scripture friday.

The Lord himself will lead you and be with you.

He will not fail you or abandon you, so do not lose courage or be afraid.

The Bible

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