Posts with the tag “pain”

The Importance of Resilience
by Ministry Support on September 11th, 2022
“And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.” - Romans 5:4   Perseverance. It is the key that keeps us from giving up when life tempts us to let go. What some might describe as “grit,” and others might describe as stamina, God describes as the ability to endure, hold fast, and press on without letting go.   One writer said, “perseverance...  Read More
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Keep Waiting
by Ministry Support on June 29th, 2022
“For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3If you want to treat your triggers effectively and successfully, there is one final thing you must do. While you’re weeping, keep working. While you’re weeping, keep worshipping. But lastly, while you’re weeping, keep WA...  Read More
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You Are Not Alone
by Ministry Support on February 23rd, 2022
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” - Romans 8:18  Oftentimes, when grieving, you may feel as though you are all alone in the world and nobody else is going through the situation that you are facing. However, you are not alone. Two important things to do to overcome grief are to express it with God and share it with others. G...  Read More
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Trials Are Opportunities
by Ministry Support on October 21st, 2020
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. – James 1:2-4  Mandarin is one of the more popular dialects or families of the Chinese language. In doing some research on Mandarin, I learned that the Chinese ...  Read More
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Unforgiveness Inhibits Spiritual Growth
by Ministry Support on September 6th, 2020
And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. (Mark 11:25)  One of the purposes of Scripture is to give us instructions for spiritual growth. As a community, and as individuals, our aim as we’ve surrendered our lives to the Lord is to become more like Christ.   Therefore, we take our lead from Christ in all c...  Read More
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