Posts with the tag “peace”

A Path to Healing
by Delman Coates on April 6th, 2024
"Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." - Psalm 139:23-24   Have you ever held onto an emotion for so long that it felt like a weight dragging you down? Today, we're exploring the importance of releasing our core emotions as a crucial step toward healing and wholeness. Imagine emotions a...  Read More
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Only God Can Make Life Worth Living
by Delman Coates on February 15th, 2024
"I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you." - Luke 15:18   In the journey of life, we often find ourselves searching for meaning, happiness, and wholeness in various places and pursuits. The Prodigal Son's realization echoes a universal truth – only God can bring the joy, peace, and acceptance that our hearts truly desire. This de...  Read More
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Trusting in God's Timing
by Delman Coates on February 5th, 2024
"The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." - Psalm 24:1   In the unfolding narrative of the Prodigal Son, a profound realization emerges as we ponder why he hurriedly demanded his inheritance. Perhaps his concerns were rooted in the uncertainties of the future—economic worries, inflation, and the fear that waiting might jeopardize his ability to provide for...  Read More
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Guiding Others to Find Jesus
by Delman Coates on September 27th, 2023
"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" - John 14:6There are times when we all find ourselves in unique corners—moments of uncertainty, trials, and questions. In these corners, the presence of those who care about us becomes invaluable. But as we stand together in these moments, there's an even greater responsibility that we share—...  Read More
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The Futility of Worry: Embracing God’s Peace
by Delman Coates on August 17th, 2023
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” - Matthew 6:34  Worry is a common human experience, yet it’s one that Jesus explicitly instructs us to avoid. Why? Because worry is not only futile, but it also undermines our faith and robs us of the peace God offers.  Worrying is futile because it cannot change our circumstances...  Read More
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Resting in God: The Ultimate Peace
by Delman Coates on August 15th, 2023
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” - Matthew 11:28  In our fast-paced world, rest often seems elusive. We hustle, we strive, we push, and yet true rest seems just out of reach. But there’s a type of rest that the world cannot offer—a rest that comes from God alone.  Resting in God is not about physical relaxation or even mental calm. It’s about spiritual tr...  Read More
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Growing While Waiting on God
by Delman Coates on August 3rd, 2023
“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” - Isaiah 40:31  Waiting is often seen as a passive state, a time of inactivity where we are simply biding our time until something happens. But in God’s economy, waiting is far from passive. It’s a time of preparation, growth, and ...  Read More
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Trusting God’s Perfect Timing
by Delman Coates on July 1st, 2023
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” - 2 Peter 3:8  In our fast-paced world, we often find ourselves impatiently waiting for things to happen according to our own timelines. We set goals, make plans, and expect everything to unfold as we have envisioned. However, the Bible reminds us in 2 Peter 3:8 that...  Read More
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Your Defense
by Delman Coates on May 6th, 2023
“The Lord is my strength and my defense, He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him. The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is His name.” - Exodus 15:2-3  Do you understand why you must not look behind you when you are pursuing God’s plans and purposes for your life? It’s like looking at the rear window when trying to drive forward. You cannot s...  Read More
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You Have Favor
by Delman Coates on March 14th, 2023
“And he came to her and said, ‘Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!’” - Luke 1:28  Do you know why you can have peace in knowing that God’s promises are sure in your life? Because as a child of God, you must understand something: you have favor on your life. In Luke 1:28 the angel said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”  The Bible says so much about favor, which is defin...  Read More
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Guard Your Mind
by Delman Coates on January 31st, 2023
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6-7  When the storms of life hit, God offers peace. This is important because God is not just saying He will give you a peace that gu...  Read More
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Guard Your Heart
by Delman Coates on January 30th, 2023
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6-7  If you have been following along with us the last few days, you know we have been looking at the Apostle Paul’s instructions in ...  Read More
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The Peace of God
by Delman Coates on January 29th, 2023
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6-7  Did you know you can have peace in the middle of a storm in your life? That is right. As believers, we can access a “peace that ...  Read More
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Just the Way You Are
by Ministry Support on January 4th, 2023
“The faithful love of the Lord never ends. His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.” - Lamentations 3:22-23  In 2010, Bruno Mars released the hit song, “Just the Way You Are.” The lyrics go like this... When I see your face, There’s not a thing that I would change, ‘Cause you’re amazing, Just the way you are. And when you smile. The whole world sto...  Read More
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Why Do I Have So Many Problems?
by Ministry Support on November 7th, 2022
“He lets me rest in green meadows; He leads me beside peaceful streams.” - Psalm 23:2  Over the past week, we have covered the function of the gate mentioned in John 10. Jesus is the gate, and as the gate, He offers us access to solutions and safety. The last function of the door referenced in John 10 is to lead the sheep into a corral to graze and lie down in green pastures. This is the imagery t...  Read More
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Access to Safety
by Ministry Support on November 6th, 2022
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me.” - John 10:27-28  Perhaps in John 10, the main function of the door through which the sheep came was to provide protection and security from the enemy’s attack. In an insecure world, sheep needed a place of sanctuary and a place of safety where t...  Read More
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The Good Shepherd
by Ministry Support on September 18th, 2022
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.” - John 10:11   As a follower of Christ, you have a special assurance. In the face of life’s uncertainties and in the midst of life’s ups and downs, you don’t have to worry because God will take care of you. In describing Himself as “the good Shepherd,” Jesus understood that sheep are in many ways just like children.   T...  Read More
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Thick and Thin
by Ministry Support on September 17th, 2022
“You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.” - Matthew 7:9-11   I had a conversation not too long ago with a good friend of mine. This frie...  Read More
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His Timing, His Way
by Ministry Support on September 2nd, 2022
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give you is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” - John 14:27   Are you still looking for clarity in your life? Did something happen in your past that you just can’t seem to shake? Deep down you know that you need to move on, but your heart and mind just won’t allow you to. You are still looking for so...  Read More
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It’s Just What I’m Used To
by Ministry Support on July 7th, 2022
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” - Isaiah 43:19   Letting go is not easy, but it becomes possible when we understand why it is so necessary. The reason Lot’s wife and her family found themselves in the situation they were in, that is having to flee Sodom, is because their existing reality was...  Read More
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God’s Presence
by Ministry Support on May 22nd, 2022
“The Lord replied, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’” - Exodus 33:14If you have been following along with us over the last four days, I hope you are encouraged. The truth is, life is tough. Some things will be thrown at you—situations, circumstances, even people—that will make life difficult. Trials and tribulations will surely hit at some point or another. And it makes you...  Read More
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Surrounded By God’s Peace
by Ministry Support on May 19th, 2022
“Lord, do good to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart. But those who turn to crooked ways the Lord will banish with the evildoers. Peace be on Israel.” - Psalm 125:4-5When the walls of life feel like they are caving in, and you just don’t know what to do, or where to turn, there is one place you can turn, and that is to God because although the walls of your circumstances might s...  Read More
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Stop Worrying
by Ministry Support on March 12th, 2022
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” - John 14:27  Over the last few days, we have talked about the time in between where you are now and where you want to be. You know, on the other side of God’s promise for you. You might have a promise you have claimed from God. You know there is somethin...  Read More
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Take Heart, I Have Overcome
by Ministry Support on March 2nd, 2022
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33  Psalm 37:5 tells us to commit our ways to God. Trust Him, and He will act. As important as trust is, it is made real during times of struggle and difficulty. It is easy to trust during times of comfort. It is easy to obey the voice of the L...  Read More
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Time To Sleep
by Ministry Support on May 2nd, 2021
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. (Acts 12:5-6) While it’s true that the power of the church comes through prayer, that power starts with Peter being a praying individual. In Acts chapter 12, star...  Read More
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Photoshop Religion
by Ministry Support on February 4th, 2021
But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. (Galatians 6:4) Nothing could be more spiritually oppressive than what I want to call “OCD: obsessive comparison disorder.” This type of OCD shows up when you spend all of your time comparing your life to the lives of others, determining your value based upon how your family, your fin...  Read More
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A Prepared Place
by Ministry Support on January 22nd, 2021
My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going. (John 14:2-4)  The reason the disciples didn’t have to let their hearts become overwhelmed with trouble was...  Read More
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Discomfort and Confrontation
by Ministry Support on January 13th, 2021
As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. There were two blind men sitting by the roadside. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” The crowd sternly ordered them to be quiet; but they shouted even more loudly, “Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!” (Matthew 20:29-31)  Confrontation isn’t always easy to handle. It can be awk...  Read More
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What Are You Drunk On?
by Ministry Support on January 9th, 2021
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:18-20)  This world has so much to offer when it comes to bringing us fulfillment, hap...  Read More
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Confidence Over Jealousy
by Ministry Support on December 20th, 2020
A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot. (Proverbs 14:30)  On one occasion, self-help author and cultural critic Shannon Alder wrote about the difference between people who are jealous and bitter versus those who are confident and secure. She described those who are jealous and bitter as those who are the first to race to the top of mountains, while those who are con...  Read More
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Brokenness Brings Breakthroughs
by Ministry Support on October 20th, 2020
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. – Isaiah 53:5  I have good news for you today: There is healing for your brokenness. This is a powerful reminder, but for some, this may be a difficult statement to hear or accept. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t true.   When we choose ...  Read More
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Brokenness Brings Breakthroughs
by Ministry Support on October 20th, 2020
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. – Isaiah 53:5  I have good news for you today: There is healing for your brokenness. This is a powerful reminder, but for some, this may be a difficult statement to hear or accept. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t true.   When we choose ...  Read More
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Delayed Deliverance
by Ministry Support on October 4th, 2020
My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. – James 1:3-4  As followers of Christ, we need to understand that sometimes, God does not deliver us from our trials right away. Sometimes He preserves us in our trials, and therefore gives us the power through His Holy Spirit to endure.  I...  Read More
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Delayed Deliverance
by Ministry Support on October 4th, 2020
My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. – James 1:3-4  As followers of Christ, we need to understand that sometimes, God does not deliver us from our trials right away. Sometimes He preserves us in our trials, and therefore gives us the power through His Holy Spirit to endure.  I...  Read More
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Never Give Up
by Ministry Support on September 18th, 2020
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)  So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)  On April 30, 1945, an unknown Jewish writer left a note for a friend who helped him escape Hitler by h...  Read More
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Determine the Trigger
by Ministry Support on September 8th, 2020
One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. (Exodus 2:11)  I can only imagine what life must have been like for Moses growing up living in the house of the man, Pharaoh, who was oppressing his people. I imagine he heard many horror stories of how the Hebrews were mistre...  Read More
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Bury the Hatchet
by Ministry Support on September 3rd, 2020
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)  One of the most powerful concepts of forgiveness I’ve ever heard comes from Native American culture. After wars and battles between native tribes, or between native tribes and the whites who tried to conquer them, they would participate in a ceremony involving burying the weapons th...  Read More
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Rest in God’s Peace
by Ministry Support on August 26th, 2020
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)  Isn’t it comforting to know that no matter what you’re going through, what you’re dealing with, or what’s bothering you, there is always peace to...  Read More
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Prayer Changes Things
by Ministry Support on August 5th, 2020
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)  On the last day of his life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was standing up on behalf of sanitation workers, fighting for their rights. As ...  Read More
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What To Do When You Have Regrets
by Ministry Support on January 9th, 2020
“Lord, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God. Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.” – Psalm 38:21-22Have you ever looked back on your life and found yourself regretting doing some of the things you did in the past? Or do you regret not doing something you wish you would have done?Maybe there was a job you shouldn’t have taken, but you got greedy and made an impulse decision. ...  Read More
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