The greatest temptation about giving up is time. Particularly time spent without experiencing what you’ve been working for. This confronts us with the need to remember Christian service is about the ongoing experience of who we’re working for. So we continue on. From David McLemore at Things Of The Sort. But God is not letting …

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It just feels like a tough week, due to very recent events on top of other events months past, with the expectation of more to come. More unfolding right now. The Bible recounts in a variety of ways stories of people who trust God and learn of God’s faithfulness. As those stories continue, those experiences …

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It is impossible to avoid disappointment. To live as a human in a fallen world is to experience deficit between expectation and experience. A strategy of avoidance is to eliminate expectation or reject experience. Avoidance is deficient and self-defeating because it nurtures cynicism and refuses to accept the gifts God brings to our lives. Instead …

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Disappointment is a part of this world. We can’t avoid it, we will have it; our choice is what to do with it. Disappointment may not be able to be gone from our life, but it can be invested. Jesus demonstrated disappointment with the actions of both friends, foes, and those who were neither – …

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