Posts with the tag “strength”

The Calvary
by Ministry Support on August 20th, 2022
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” - Psalm 46:1   One of the genres of television shows that was popular when I was a child was Westerns. Truthfully, I came up at the end of the era of Westerns, but I remember them because my father watched them. Shows like Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Rifleman, and Cheyenne were all popular when I was coming up.   And while I do...  Read More
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A Time To Dance
by Ministry Support on August 18th, 2022
“A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.” - Ecclesiastes 3:4   As we continue to look at finding the “good” in moments of grief, we must look at what Abraham did after the death of his wife and lifelong partner, Sarah. After he mourned, Abraham found a way to move on.   Yes, he missed her. Yes, he mourned over her passing, and yes, he remembered all the moments and...  Read More
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The Ultimate Help
by Ministry Support on June 24th, 2022
“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 41:10Over the last few days, we have talked about how to handle the stress and anxiety when life throws its toughest situations at us. We saw in Numbers 11 how Moses was frustrated with life because he needed help. We learned the i...  Read More
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Pray About Everything
by Ministry Support on June 17th, 2022
“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 4:6Mental health was one of the areas of focus at this year’s Winter Olympics. We saw athletes struggle under the pressure and suffer emotio...  Read More
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Fast For It
by Ministry Support on June 10th, 2022
“Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” - Joel 2:12Fasting is one of the weapons God has given us to engage in spiritual warfare whenever the enemy tries to defeat us, discourage us, or deter us. Fasting is one way of tapping into the Lord’s power to deal with and confront obstacles, hurdles, hindrances, and trials down here on eart...  Read More
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Strengthening Your Achilles Heel
by Ministry Support on March 22nd, 2022
“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. We have spent the last several days talking about your Achilles heel. Whatever it might be, sometimes God allows it to remain to reveal His strength. And while this can certainly be true, there are also times that He wants you to turn to Him...  Read More
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When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong
by Ministry Support on March 21st, 2022
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 If you have been with u...  Read More
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Grief Is Not Weakness
by Ministry Support on February 22nd, 2022
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” - Psalm 34:18  At some point in life, we will all experience grief. Grief occurs when we encounter a loss, whether it be the loss of a relative, friend, pet, or even a change in circumstance like moving, declining health, or losing a job. Expressing grief is important because if we choose to hold it all in, it will...  Read More
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Worth The Weight
by Ministry Support on February 2nd, 2022
“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  Yesterday, we talked about the story of the man who was called to push the rock. There was a huge boulder in his front yard, and he was tasked with pushing the rock. The man became frustrated with God when the rock was not m...  Read More
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The One Who Can Move The Rock
by Ministry Support on February 1st, 2022
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” - Matthew 19:26  A man heard God tell him to go outside and push against a huge boulder in his front yard. In obedience, he went outside and strained futilely against the huge rock every morning for weeks. And even though he put forth a valiant effort—pushing and groaning, straining, and paining—th...  Read More
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Emotions Are For The Strong
by Ministry Support on January 26th, 2022
“There is a time for everything…a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…” - Ecclesiastes 3 (1, 4).    Greg’s older brother was always teasing and bullying him—whether at school, home, or out in the neighborhood. Greg would start crying and tell his brother to leave him alone. The teasing continued and when Greg asked his brother why he kept bullying him, he said tha...  Read More
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Faith Over Fear
by No Limits on August 27th, 2021
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” – Hebrews 11:6One way to lose your power is to succumb to fear. One of the enemy’s most popular tactics is to convince you to be fearful of your situation, as opposed to having faith. God called Jonah to “Go at once to Nineveh, that great...  Read More
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God The Helper
by Jared West on August 11th, 2021
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” - Psalms 46:1We have spent an extended amount of time talking about God standing at the door and knocking. As we know, it is our job to let God in. He wants to do so much for you and your life. Over the next three days we are going to dive into specifically what God will do when you open the door and let Him in.First, God will help...  Read More
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Fight One More Round
by Ministry Support on May 31st, 2021
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) In 1892, James J. Corbett became the first boxing heavyweight world champion, winning by knock-out in the 21st round. After the fight, He was asked what’s the key to being a champion, and here’s what he said, “Fight one more round. When your feet are so tired that you have to shuffle back to the center of the ring, fight one...  Read More
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Using The Good And The Bad
by Ministry Support on April 4th, 2021
When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord.” So he married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son. (Hosea 1:2-3)And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called ac...  Read More
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I’m Still Climbing
by Ministry Support on April 2nd, 2021
The word of the Lord that came to Hosea son of Beeri during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and during the reign of Jeroboam son of Jehoash[a] king of Israel: When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord.” So ...  Read More
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Praying All The Time
by Ministry Support on January 31st, 2021
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-19)  Prayer is one of those things for which you can never do too much. The Bible makes it very clear that we should pray without ceasing, or without stopping. We should constantly be in prayer, communicating with our Heavenly Father ab...  Read More
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Determination Over Disappointment
by Ministry Support on October 2nd, 2020
Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak. – Mark 5:25-27  Today’s key text is most likely a familiar story to you. The woman Mark writes about had been su...  Read More
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Spiritually Dead
by Ministry Support on August 17th, 2020
Write this letter to the angel of the church in Sardis. This is the message from the one who has the sevenfold Spirit of God and the seven stars: “I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive—but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God. Go back to wha...  Read More
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Life Beyond Mistakes
by Ministry Support on June 12th, 2020
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) There is a story of a tourist who was visiting a famous landmark on the ocean. During his visit, he walked out onto a pier so he could see the ocean better. But as he looked over the edge of the pier, he was disturbed by how deep the water looked. As he was thinking about how deep the water must be at this point, he noticed ...  Read More
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Finding Courage
by Ministry Support on June 8th, 2020
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6) One of the toughest realizations all Christians must come to is that we do not have to be perfect to be accepted by God. But once you realize this truth, you’ll learn to find the courage to press on and persevere when things aren’...  Read More
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