Daily thoughts on the magnificence of our Great God. 

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The Providence of God Was Enough

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 It’s true. Much that happens behind the scenes, God’s protection, His direction, His provision, we miss. We didn’t see it when it was happening and we don’t see it now. But we have seen some. R. C. Sproul in his book, “The Invisible Hand”, wrote...

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Never Underestimate God

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The Bible frequently describes God as great and mighty, God above all gods. Sadly, we all underestimate Him. (I don’t think it’s even possible to overestimate Him!) Underestimating God was a factor in the slide into discouragement for both Elijah and Jacob. Elijah underestimated...

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Good and the Bad

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When God unveils His providential work, at least some of those terrible things we have endured begin to make sense. We missed it at the time, but we can now see the evidence of His invisible hand. Sometimes our intersection with the will of God seems to just happen; other times we seem to be...

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God Can Be Trusted

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It’s time for a review. Discouragement is everywhere. Sometimes it lasts for a few minutes. Sometimes it lasts for years. There is usually a trigger that snares us. The prophet Elijah entered the world of discouragement through the entry point of physical exhaustion. Food and rest proved...

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Selling Out God's Sovereignty

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When we begin to believe that “all these things are against me” we want to change the status quo. It is at that moment that we are turning from God to the enemy. In the Garden of Eden, Satan began to plant the idea in Eve’s head that God was really not as gracious as He...

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Trust the Providence of God

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 In the providence of God, yesterday I had one of those “everything is against me” mornings. It involved a church van, an expired license, the DMV and a tight schedule involving the church van. Just before all that fun, I had written a sample prayer for us - “Dear God...

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Rehearsing the Truth

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Are some people innately more optimistic or pessimistic than others? I’m not sure. If so, I tend to be the latter. If I’m asked, “How are you today?” I will probably reply with something like, “Fine, but it’s early.” Behind the intended humor is a bit of...

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Who Can Be Against Us?

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Patterns are tough to break. Jacob’s entire life was built on scheming and scamming. Those do not mesh well with resting and trusting in the providence of God. And when the scheming is no longer working, life is depressing! If it’s not working for us, then we conclude it surely is...

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Evidence of God’s Invisible Hand

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If we were convinced that everything was against us and that was never going to change, why would we even want to continue living? That was Jacob. Sometimes, that’s where we are. We are not ignorant of Romans 8:28, but from where we sit it doesn’t seem to apply! “All these...

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All these things are against me!

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We have a hard time not believing that everything is working against us for our demise! That’s a common perspective when multiple things go awry. But when that is our life’s motto, we have a problem. That was true for the OT patriarch, Jacob – “All these things are...

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