Category Archives: bad things

Focus, Pt. 3

July 5 “This one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead…” (Philippians 3:13) As we mentioned a couple of days ago, life is a matter of focus. Whatever captures our focus, dominates our … Continue reading

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Focus

July 2 “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith.” (from Hebrews 12:1-2) To try and stay in shape, these days, I have taken … Continue reading

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Psalm Seventeen

June 10 “Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings…” (Psalm 17:8) Have your ever been wrongly accused of something? A circumstance arises… a bad thing happens… a situation becomes a firestorm … Continue reading

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Psalm Thirteen

April 29 One of the things often most striking about the Psalms is their honesty. In many Psalms, we find the Psalmists pouring out their hearts to God – expressing what is oppressing them… to the One Whom they trust … Continue reading

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Psalm Six

February 18 Just a few brief thoughts about today’s Psalm… David is weary and beaten down from worry… and from the constant threat of those who want to end his life. He is also frustrated. Throughout his life, he has … Continue reading

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The Source of Moral Standards

November A few days ago, we talked about a moral standard, used to determine good or evil. “Of course, there is a moral standard… but that doesn’t mean it came from God.” This is the objection of those who question … Continue reading

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God… and Preventing Evil

November 17 We have been talking about the important question of “Where was God?” when something tragic occurs. In the midst of tragedy or suffering, the question often arises: “Why didn’t God prevent this from happening?” The assumption is that … Continue reading

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Why Not Now?

November 16 Yesterday, we mentioned that the Bible tells us that someday God will end all the evil (and suffering) and usher in a new earth – one that will be governed by Jesus Himself — in peace, goodness, and … Continue reading

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An Enemy Among Us

November 15 We have been talking about answering the question of “Where was God” when bad things happen. Another proposed answer is that God is there, but He is really unable to do anything to stop bad things from happening … Continue reading

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Where Was God?

November 14 “Where was God when that happened?” In the face of such terrible tragedies, like the one recently in Sutherland Springs Texas, this is the question that surges to the forefront of our minds. It is a question that … Continue reading

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