Tag: joy

Happy New Year!

The year 2021 is almost here! Whether you’re rejoicing with excitement at the thought of a new year or overwhelmed with fear at what the year will bring, remember God’s will is better than anything we could ever imagine (Ephesians 3:20). In 2021, I’m resolving to trust God’s will completely for my life. If 2020…

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True Identity

A lot of things in this world can describe the lives we live, but these things don’t truly define us. Think of all the degrees we sometimes pursue to show off the letters behind or in front of our name, or the accolades and honors we receive from people around us or from our careers.…

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A Fear of Doubting God

Recently, I began to develop a fear that I would suddenly doubt God’s existence. So, I started habitually praying that God would give me the grace to always believe that He exists. One day, as I prayed this prayer for the umpteenth time, God told me this prayer was “milk.” “In fact, though by this…

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The Contentment in Joy

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 ESV Psalm 16:11 is one of my favorite scriptures. The joy that David speaks about here is much different than happiness, which is based on circumstances. This joy is…

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The Humanness of Enduring

One thing about life is that it teaches us to endure, and increases our will to persevere in the face of great difficulty. No matter whose life we think of, we have all experienced situations that beg to take the breath out of us. And in these moments of great stress, we may think it’s…

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Trusting is a Process

As a child, I was always afraid of the water. I failed my swimming class. I cried when I had to get my hair washed. I even despised water on my face. But, one day my family and I went on vacation and my dad put me on his back, and took me all the…

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Jesus is for Everybody

Before we go any further on this blog. Before we write any more devotionals about anything, I just want to pause for a second and present the Gospel (the good news of God) to those who have never accepted Jesus, and to those who believe in God, but are not 100% sure they are going…

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Choose Bravery

Bravery is a necessary component of following Christ. Even though it may cause great internal stress, we must try as hard as we can not to give into fear. Bravery in the face of fear does not develop overnight, but comes from trusting our relationship with God. “Fear of man will prove to be a…

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Perspective is Everything

During the last few days, I’ve been thinking a lot about perspective. The way we perceive any situation, whether with pessimism, optimism or somewhere in between, affects our mood and our ability to learn from these situations. In this life, it’s not a matter of if we’ll experience seasons of loss and heartache and failure,…

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