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God's Wisdom

God’s Wisdom Romans 11:33-34 KJV “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counselor?”
God is infinite in wisdom and knowledge. He always knows what is best for us and He knows the best way to bring it to pass. God’s infinite wisdom is shown in bringing good out of evil, beauty out of ashes and molding us into His image. He not only knows what we need but when we need it. Most godly character traits can only be developed through trials in our lives, or what we call, adversity.
Have you ever felt that your prayers seemed to go unanswered while you‘re experiencing the greatest adversity in your life? Have you asked, “Is all that I am going through really good for me and will I be able to thank God for all that He’s brought into my life?”The Bible tells us that we are to give thanks for all things for they are the will of God (I Thessaloni…

A Troubled Heart

A Troubled Heart
Psalm 38:6-11,17-18,21-22  KJV (Read all) I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. 
As Christians, we can’t go for very long before we find ourselves with a troubled heart. We are troubled with sin from within and burdened by foes without. We are on a path that is leading us in a direction we never wanted to go and becoming weary on our journey. When we sought comfort from those around us, we found sorrow. When we expected help, we found hindrances and discouragement. We thought life promised pleasures, but what we found was pain and difficulties with a reluctant heart to move forward.
The guilt is too heavy to bear and we’ve allowed wrong thoughts to invade our mind. The contemplation of giving in to the trial seems to be an option we’d consider. What do we do and to whom do we turn to find the relief we so disparately need? There is mercy and grace for us in our pain and despair knowing our Lord experienced such sorrow of heart. In His dar…

Knowing Your Enemy

Knowing Your Enemy Ephesians 6:10-18
The enemy, called “addiction,” wrecks havoc in the lives of men and women, sometimes destroying their very being. If only they knew this about their enemy: that he is a liar, a murderer, and appears as an angel of light. This enemy has many names: the Devil, Satan, the Dragon and the Serpent. He roams around like a lion, seeking whom he may consume and is called, the god of this world. He is the accuser of the brethren, because he accuses God’s people day and night before the throne of God. A spiritual battle is raging against the addicted and Christians need to know the enemy in order to help those battling addiction to triumph in Christ.
The important thing to remember is that the battle is not with human beings, or those suffering with substance abuse. The battle is with the Devil. We are wasting our time if we are fighting with people, when we ought to be fighting against the lies of Satan. No human alive is powerful enough to withstand the cunnin…

O, My Soul

O, My Soul Psalm 103:1-5 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;  Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;  Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
David, the author of Psalm 103, writes with such sensitivity revealing a heart truly blessed of God. The realization that all his sins are forgiven brings David to a new height of worship. With all the emotion that God has given him, David expresses praise, blessing and honor due His holy name. The phrase “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name,” invites us to praise the Lord accompanied by a heart filled with gratitude and thanksgiving.
Psalm 103 is one of my favorite “Praises” written in the book of Psalm. As a new Christian, I didn’t real…

Broken

Broken  Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Broken, broken, broken! Broken homes, broken hearts, broken bodies, broken hopes and dreams, broken health, broken vows, broken lives–––Oh, the pain in these words? Are you broken or being broken through financial loss, upon a bed of illness or through the death of a loved one? God knows all about it. In His infinite wisdom, He would not permit it if He did not see that in the end, somewhere, it would serve a purpose for which you do not know. If you are being broken, God is right there with you. We think broken things are a loss, but God turns them to His gain. God will never use a man until he is broken but will use the broken man for His glory.
We, as Christians, need to examine ourselves in the light of God’s Word and know that the presence of broken things in our life does not necessarily mean broken without remedy with no hope of healing …