Category Archives: Comfort

The Very Real Problem of Fear

One hot day in July, a farmer sat lazily on the porch of his shack, whittling on a piece of wood. A neighbor dropped by for a visit and asked him, “Did you get your cotton harvested yet?” Without looking … Continue reading

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When You Can’t See God Working

In his Looking On the Heart expositions from 1 Samuel,┬áDale Ralph Davis relays the story of a B-17 bombing run over a German city during World War II. As one plane approached the city, it was struck by Nazi antiaircraft … Continue reading

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Fear

The well known Baptist pastor George Truett was once asked to speak twice a day for a week-long series of messages at a leading university. Before Truett’s arrival, the president of the college sent out a questionnaire to the students, … Continue reading

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The Temporary Victim

The story of Joseph has been told again and again. As you might know, when Joseph’s older brothers sold him into slavery, a series of events was initiated by which God, over the course of 13 years, caused Joseph to … Continue reading

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God: Your Captain

Thomas Stevenson was the father of the famous author Robert Louis Stevenson. That in itself will get you a brief mention in the history books. Actually, though, Thomas was a touch famous himself, especially in his day. His fame came … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From the Brink of Canaan

The book of Joshua is the Bible’s record of how the Israelites, under Joshua’s leadership, claimed their promised land of Canaan. However, students of the Bible know that four decades earlier a previous invasion attempt had produced disastrous results. The … Continue reading

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“Lord, Why Am I Having to Wait?”

I was listening to a Christian radio station a few weeks back and happened to hear one of those little call-in promos such stations do. This promo featured a woman who had called the station to voice her appreciation for … Continue reading

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