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Scriptures About Worry

Are you overwhelmed by fear and worry? Fear not. God’s got this! Trust Him. We pray this gathering of scriptures about worry will help calm your spirit and lead you to lean on God’s promises when life is uncertain.

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Overcoming the Weight of Shame

When my marriage collapsed, I felt a lot of things—regret, anger, confusion, worry for the future—but above all, I felt shame.
But God has already told us we’re worthy! The question is, will we believe Him?

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How You Build Resilience for the Long Haul

courtesy of Thinkers 50

“…Too often we think about resilience as an individual endeavor rooted in training and hard work. It does involve individual effort and habits and practices, but it also depends on and is supported by others…”

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Your Core
Passions

courtesy of Wild at Heart

“These are the core desires panting deep in the heart of every man. From the Amazon to Parliament, from the academy to the factory, these desires are universal, true for every man.”

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Your Deepest
Question

courtesy of Wild at Heart

“Why do you suppose that when a boy learns to ride his bike with no hands or do his first back flip on a trampoline or hit his first home run, he wants his dad there to see it?…”

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Becoming
a Warrior

courtesy of Wild at Heart

“The firemen who ran up the stairs of the World Trade Center on 9/11 when everyone else was rushing down in panic—what made them do it?…”

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Your
Restoration

courtesy of Wild at Heart

“God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored.”

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Sexual 
Wholeness

courtesy of Wild at Heart

“Sex is from God. It is one of his most delicious gifts to us. (This, by the way, ought to settle once and for all questions about whether or not he is good and wants us to be happy.) Sex is good. Your sexuality as a man is a great gift…”

Beautiful
Outlaw

courtesy of Wild at Heart

“Jesus came to reveal God to us. He is the defining word on God—what the heart of God is like, what he is up to in the world, and what he is up to in your life…”

From Desperation
to Transformation

“She replied, ‘I stopped believing the lies of Satan and started believing the truth of Jesus Christ, and my life has been transformed.’ She told me how she started a ministry helping young women…”

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Why Porn and Sex Addiction is a Symptom of a Deeper Issue

courtesy of Restoring the Soul

“…What this means for a man caught in the chains of porn and lust is crucial. If you could somehow magically stop looking at porn and exercise self-control in place of lust, you still wouldn’t be dealing with the problem below the waterline…”

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Loneliness Has Been My Faithful Friend

courtesy of Desiring God

“You’re glad you still feel lonely? Yes. What a relief to find I am made for much more than a wife and children. This may seem like inverted thinking, but then again Jesus often does that when he teaches, inverting our normal human perspective…”

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You’re Not Alone
in the Cave

courtesy of Desiring God

“…I think it’s fair to say that the presence of Psalm 88 in the Bible was a key factor in my reviving confidence that God had not socially distanced himself from me or his broken world. That and the psychological turmoil that Jesus’s mission caused him, culminating in Gethsemane…”

temptation

Temptation Is No Simple Enemy

courtesy of Desiring God

“…But temptation often prefers the back door, and the bedroom window, and that crack between the floorboards. Temptation relies on subtlety and nuance, on deception and surprise, on ignorance and naivete. To begin to taste victory, we have to start treating the war like a war…”

BIBLICAL STUDIES & APOLOGETICS

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When Guilty Men
Go Free

courtesy of Desiring God

“…Barabbas is famous for his infamy. He suddenly appeared on the stage of world history at his most ignoble moment. In fact, all we know about Barabbas is that he was a “notorious” criminal…”

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What Cravings Will
Take from You

courtesy of Desiring God

“…When we don’t allow our desires to send us seeking fullness of joy from the source of all joy — God himself — we develop an allegiance to false kings…”

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Knowing
God

courtesy of Wild at Heart

“…The Apostle John—a close friend of Jesus—explains that he and his companions wrote the New Testament so that you can enjoy the same friendship and intimacy with Jesus that he knew…”

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His Offer
to You

courtesy of Wild at Heart

“That is God’s offer to you—life to the full. Jesus points to a field of wheat. Imagine trying to count the number of kernels in one acre. Immeasurable abundance.”

Man with baby sillouette

Live As a Son

“Becoming like Christ means learning how to live as a son, how to trust your Father so intuitively and implicitly that conscious communication gives way to an internalized symbiotic sonship. …”

LEADERSHIP

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Broken to Comfort
the Broken

courtesy of Desiring God

“…Notice that it’s his comfort, not ours, for he is the “God of all comfort.” If it were left to us, we might feel bad for someone like April, but God goes further…”

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Where to Find the Source of True Strength

As the holidays approach, I am struck by God’s call for us to be thankful. Throughout the Bible, we are not only encouraged but instructed to demonstrate thankfulness. While I admit that I wish I was more consistent all year long, this time of year does allow each of us to pause and be thankful for our many blessings.

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Christmas 2021

As the holidays approach, I am struck by God’s call for us to be thankful. Throughout the Bible, we are not only encouraged but instructed to demonstrate thankfulness. While I admit that I wish I was more consistent all year long, this time of year does allow each of us to pause and be thankful for our many blessings.

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Thankfulness

As the holidays approach, I am struck by God’s call for us to be thankful. Throughout the Bible, we are not only encouraged but instructed to demonstrate thankfulness. While I admit that I wish I was more consistent all year long, this time of year does allow each of us to pause and be thankful for our many blessings.

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