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1. On a mission trip to Trinidad in April 2012, a young Trini woman asked me to pray for her hearing. I had difficulty understanding her because of her accent and because of the loud music playing in the background. However, I did understand that she had a problem with her hearing. I felt impressed to pray for God to do a creative miracle in her hearing and make it just as it was when He created her. Immediately she began to cry and rejoice and tell me that she could hear. It was a stunning moment, both for her and for me. Later this young woman reported that she had lost her hearing in one ear early in life due to repeated ear infections and that the apparatus in her ear for hearing had actually degenerated. Doctors had told her that her that she’d never hear again in that ear. God totally restored her hearing in less than a minute! Wow!

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Sep
23

Finding Faith to Go On

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shattered piecesWhen you find yourself with your hopes and dreams lying in a million pieces around your feet, can you find the faith to go on? I found myself in that place about three and a half years ago. Every time I reference the story, I count the years, months, and days since the dam broke and my life was flooded with the violent waters of trouble. There seems to be some kind of solace in making that time further and further away from today. But in another way, my life will always be referenced from that point.

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endurance (1)John Eldredge captured the feeling we all have at times when he said that sometimes life feels like a long, brutal assault against one’s heart.  Try as we might to explain it away, perhaps the best summary is that life is not what God originally intended. The Fall of Man continues to have rippling effects on all of humanity, and we find ourselves in a less than perfect world with less than perfect people, including ourselves!

The present result of living in a fallen world is often pain, discouragement, and difficulty. We know that God has come to us, offering redemption in our daily lives through Christ and setting in place the ultimate redemption of all when Christ returns.  Yet in the meantime, we often find ourselves hurt and misunderstood and having hurt others.

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Jan
27

With God in the Valley

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valley of shadow of deathRecently I’ve been pondering how God leads me, at times, into the valley of the shadow of death, where life is uncertain, the terrain is difficult, and it’s just downright scary at times.

Well, you might say, “God doesn’t do that.” Uh, I beg to differ. The Psalmist David, the one God Himself said was a “man after my own heart”, invited us to explore the reality of walking in that valley. Job, who was called “a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil”, certainly walked through the valley. Jesus Himself was “driven into the wilderness” to be tempted, and on the cross he faced the greatest darkness, as he took my sin and your sin and the sin of all humanity on himself and cried, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

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