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Deliverance Comes | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Youll get through this! You fear you wont. We all do. We feel stuck, trapped, locked in. Will we ever exit this pit? Yes! Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Grasbold, brassy, and everywhere. Out of the lions den for Daniel, the whales belly for Jonah, and prison for Paul.Through... Read more

A Special Message for Those Who Haven’t Done Great Things for God

You were specially chosen for your role. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. (Romans 12:4-5)The person preaching before thousands and the stay-at-home mom are both... Read more

‘When We Trust God, We Shouldn’t Fear Anything’: Ed Young Asserts America Is Facing the Virus of Fear

'When We Trust God, We Shouldn't Fear Anything': Ed Young Asserts America Is Facing the Virus of Fear As soon as Ed Young answers the call, you can tell that he is a man with a lot of energy and more importantly a lot of words of hope for the weary.Whatever stereotype that... Read more

When the Unknown Lurks – Girlfriends in God – July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020When the Unknown Lurks Rachel WojoTodays TruthThe LORD Himself goes before you; He will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged. (Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV)Friend to FriendThe letter had arrived. I had been waiting for weeks and finally, there it was! With my breath... Read more

10 Warnings against Making Religion Your God

Throughout history, there have always been ways to display your religion to the world. This might have been through a hairstyle, a particular wardrobe, a piece of jewelry, or a way you communicate. If you find yourself carefully crafting your image or message in public and yet hiding particular elements about your life, there might... Read more

Will God Heal Me if I Get the Coronavirus?

Over the past several days, the World Health Organization officially designated COVID-19 (or the coronavirus) as a pandemic. Not only are many people understandably concerned about getting the virus, but more than that they wonder if they will recover from it. Or for Christians, many are wondering whether God will heal them or not if... Read more

When You Can Thank God for Breaking Your Heart | by Bethany Hayes

She told me what Gods been doing.How Hes picking up the broken pieces and making something new.How Hes taken these past three years and molded her and prepared her for the beauty thats emerging from the ashes. I think I like pain, shes concluded. Which tells me shes seeing the value in it. Its not... Read more

God Can Heal Ancient Hurt | by Max Lucado

God moves us forward by healing our past! Can he really? Can God heal this ancient hurt in my heart? Of course He can. In fact, God cares about justice more than we do. Were reminded in Romans 12:17-19, Never pay back evil for evilnever avenge yourselves. Leave that to God, for He has said... Read more

When Highs and Lows Are Exhausting – Girlfriends in God – July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020When Highs and Lows Are Exhausting Gwen SmithTodays TruthHe stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalm 107:29)Friend to FriendSome called it a teeter-totter, but I always called it a seesaw and it was one of my favorite playground amenities in elementary school. There were always risks involved... Read more

Trusting God as You Wait – Beloved Women – July 30, 2020

Trusting God as You Wait Beloved Women July 30, 2020READ: The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Peter 3:9 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Todays verse comes from 2 Peter 3:9 and happens about thirty... Read more

Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

On December 10, 2015, a Facebook post reignited debate over a 1,400-year-old question. At the center of the debate was Dr. Larycia Hawkins, a professor at Wheaton College who posted a message to her personal Facebook page: I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book.... Read more

SF Giants’ Sam Coonrod refuses to kneel for Black Lives Matter: ‘I’m Christian and will only kneel before God’

Sam Coonrod and the San Francisco Giants players prior to their season opener.TwitterSan Francisco Giants pitcher, Sam Coonrod, has said that he will not kneel for Black Lives Matter because he is a Christian and will only kneel before God. The baseball star was the only MLB player who remained standing as players from the... Read more

In the beginning… – Girlfriends in God – July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020In the beginning...Wendy SpeakeTodays TruthIn the beginning God... (Genesis 1:1a, NIV). Friend to FriendTodays scripture is a partial scripture, but a complete comfort during uncertain times. The first four words in the Bible form an incomplete sentence but offer a profound promise. In the beginning God Those four words are the lens through which... Read more

TGC Q&A: What Does God Say to Those Who Struggle with Addiction?

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Mark Shaw: Hi. You’re listening to TGC Q&A, a podcast from The Gospel Coalition. And this is a biblical counseling series featuring hopeful answers to your questions on navigating fear, anxiety, ministry and... Read more

Does God Have a Heart for Your Family? – Daughters of Promise – July 29

DOES GOD HAVE A HEART FOR YOUR FAMILY?Then the men said to Lot, Have you anyone else here? Sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone you have in the city, bring them out of the place. For we are about to destroy this place. Genesis 19:12The members of Lots family dont appear to have a deep and... Read more

Yvonne Orji: ‘I Cant Even Mention My Foray into Entertainment Without Mentioning God’ | RELEVANT Magazine

If youve seen HBOs hit comedy Insecure, then youll know what Yvonne Orji means when she calls her character Molly a beautiful mess. Shes a driven 30-something with a promiscuous, and oftentimes, hilarious romantic life. However, in many ways, the at-times scandalous scene-stealing character couldnt be more different than the Nigerian-American actress who plays... Read more

God Tests obedience, the Enemy Tests Faith – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of July 28

God Tests Obedience, the Enemy Tests FaithSo when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. We sent Timothy, who is our brother and Gods fellow worker in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, so that no one would... Read more

Hows Your Heart Part 2 – Girlfriends in God – July 28, 2020

July 28, 2020Hows Your Heart  Part 2Mary SoutherlandTodays TruthBe careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour (1 Peter 5:8, NLT).Friend to FriendI was physically exhausted and had let my guard down. The minute I let my guard down,... Read more

GOD CARRIED ME THROUGH

I went into marriage expecting I would need a lot of medical intervention in order to have children. I had been told my chances were slim. Five months into my marriage, I began thinking about my options, but before I could start, we found out I was pregnant! Throughout the pregnancy, I had a feeling... Read more

Giants’ Pitcher Refuses to Kneel with Teammates: ‘I Can’t Kneel Before Anything but God’

Giants' Pitcher Refuses to Kneel with Teammates: 'I Can't Kneel Before Anything but God' A pitcher for the San Francisco Giants cited his Christian faith as the reason he refused to kneel prior to the national anthem in a team-wide show of unity for Black Lives Matter.Pitcher Sam Coonrod, who is in his... Read more

John MacArthur’s Church Defies Order to Close: ‘We Must Obey God Rather Than Men’

John MacArthur's Church Defies Order to Close: 'We Must Obey God Rather Than Men' California pastor John MacArthur said in a sermon Sunday his church will continue to meet in-person despite a state-mandated ban on such gatherings, saying that Christ not the state is the head of the church.I can't think of anything... Read more

Care-Givers | Thoughts about God by Rand Kreycik

But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8 Our churchs pastors and... Read more

Heart-Check Part 1 – Girlfriends in God – July 27, 2020

July 27, 2020Heart-Check  Part 1Mary SoutherlandTodays TruthSee, 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, NIV).Friend to FriendIt had been a very long day. My husband and I were both tired and looking forward... Read more

7 Breathtaking Privileges of Being a Child of God

Feeling weary today? Distant from God? Anxious? Uncertain? In this article Tim Keller warms our hearts with seven breathtaking privileges of being a child of God set out by Paul in Romans 8:14-17: "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so... Read more

Billie Eilish says she was a ‘super religious’ kid but now she’s ‘neutral’ on God

Billie Eilish(Photo: CBS)Recording artist Billie Eilish may have grown up "super religious" but now she's not committed to one particular belief.  In fact, the "Bad Guy" singer says she's now "neutral" on God.  The 18-year-old spoke about her religious views in an episode of "Me & Dad radio", her new podcast on Apple Music in... Read more

The Gospel Coalition Podcast: The Visual Discovery of God

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Tim Challies: So we’re here to talk about visual theology. And I’m sure you’ve heard that old saying, that a picture is worth a thousand words. And I think of all generations, possibly,... Read more

Settling Disagreements – Girlfriends in God – July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020Settling DisagreementsMelissa Spoelstra Todays TruthNow I appeal to Euodia and Syntyche. Please, because you belong to the Lord, settle your disagreement. And I ask you, my true partner, to help these two women, for they worked hard with me in telling others the Good News. They worked along with Clement and the rest of... Read more

Is God Necessary to Be Moral? Citizens of Wealthy Countries (Like the U.S.) Say No

Is God Necessary to Be Moral? Citizens of Wealthy Countries (Like the U.S.) Say No Citizens of wealthy countries are the least likely in the world to say belief in God is necessary to have good morals and values, according to a new Pew Research Center study.The survey, released Monday, asked 38,426 people... Read more