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We Can Trust the Lord With Our Future – Encouragement for Today – November 23, 2020

November 23, 2020We Can Trust the Lord With Our FutureBETH BELL Lee en espaolTrust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)I was devastated. I hung up the phone stunned after hearing... Read more

Trust in the Wait | by Charles Stanley

Waiting on God stretches our trust in Him, especially when we are urgently longing for His intervention or guidance in a situation. From our earthly perspective and with our limited knowledge, it may seem as if He doesnt care, but that is far from the truth. God uses times of waiting to strengthen our trust... Read more

‘It’s Time for Us to Trust in God,’ Cissie Graham Lynch Says amid Pending Election Results

'It's Time for Us to Trust in God,' Cissie Graham Lynch Says amid Pending Election Results In a new Fearless podcast episode, Cissie Graham Lynch, the granddaughter of evangelist Billy Graham, shared how her perspective has changed in the days surrounding the 2020 Presidential Election."I finally realized no matter what, my message is the same.... Read more

‘In God We Trust’ State Flag Approved by Mississippi Voters, 78-22 Percent

'In God We Trust' State Flag Approved by Mississippi Voters, 78-22 Percent Mississippians approved a new state flag Tuesday with the phrase "In God We Trust," and in doing so capped a contentious cultural debate over its old flag, which had incorporated the Confederate battle flag since 1894.With nearly all of the vote counted, approval... Read more

Caught Between Trust and Worry – Girlfriends in God – November 2, 2020

November 2, 2020Caught Between Trust and Worry Gwen SmithTodays TruthWhen I am afraid, I will put my trust in you (Psalm 56:3, NIV).Friend to FriendThe prophet Isaiah said, Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor is his ear to dull to hear. (Isaiah 59:1) Though I know in my heart... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (Ligonier Ministries and Reformation Trust) – Tim Challies

This weeks Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Ligonier Ministries and Reformation Trust, who also sponsored the blog this week. Martin Luther is one of the most significant figures in church history. The movement that started after his posting of the Ninety-Five Theses led to the recovery of the gospel. How did this happen? How... Read more

9 Steps to Restoring Trust in a Troubled Marriage

The Bible has a lot to say about marriage, and even more to say about trusting the Lord. Perhaps one of the best ways to rebuild trust in a troubled marriage is to focus more on our trust in God, and less on the actions, sin, and betrayals of our spouse. It is better to... Read more

How to Trust God When Things Are Falling Apart

How do I trust God when it seems He didnt come through? Have you ever asked this question? Life is tough and unpredictable and rarely happens the way we plan so its likely youve prayed for something you didnt receive or asked God to change something that painfully remained the same. After believing in faith... Read more

6 Reasons to Trust the Clay of Your Troubles in the Potters Hands

Sooner or later, well have trouble in life.We may find ourselves out of work and financially strapped. We may become depressed about a rough patch in our marriage or an end to one. We may lose someone we love and our hearts are crushed.But God doesnt leave us during difficult times. He doesnt forsake us... Read more

When Youre Afraid to Trust God – Beloved Women – October 8, 2020

When Youre Afraid to Trust God Beloved Women October 8, 2020READ: Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. (James 4:8 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: If we want to see God alive and active in our lives, James 4:8 tells us we need to: Draw near to God, and he will draw near to... Read more

Trust God’s Plan Even When Life Doesn’t Make Sense | RELEVANT

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Yes, everyone loves Jeremiah 29:11. But lets not forget that this favorite verse has a context and consequences. Theres so much more to unpack. Before we... Read more

Come and Trust | Thoughts about God by Gail Rodgers

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 Sometimes you can feel parked in your faith, like youre not moving forward in trusting God. In these times, its important to respond to Gods invitation to find rest and trust Him. God promises to draw near... Read more

How Can I Trust That the Bible Is True?

We cannot turn on the news anymore without feeling the weight of a broken world. The burden is great in the search for truth it seems. Whether it is political or environmental we see people searching or defining truth for themselves. Often it is based on what they feel and see. The reality is that... Read more

Mississippi To Vote on New Flag Design Featuring a Magnolia, the Phrase ‘In God We Trust’

Mississippi To Vote on New Flag Design Featuring a Magnolia, the Phrase 'In God We Trust' The Mississippi government will soon be voting to decide if they will replace the confederate battle emblem on their flag with a magnolia and the phrase In God We Trust," the Associated Press reports. The move came after citizens... Read more

How to Trust God in a National Crisis

1. Pray When I feel threatened, Im often tempted to rely on myself first and turn to God last. In my anxiety, I forget core truths regarding who God is and what Hes promised. I forget that Hes powerful, loving, all-knowing, faithful and true. Scripture says He owns every animal in the forest, cattle on... Read more

In God We Trust – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of August 27

In God We TrustVerse: >Hebrews 6:13-20Additional Scripture Readings:Numbers 23:19Titus 1:2A dollar is just a scrap of paper, printed in green ink. What gives it value is the promise printed on it by the government. Because we take the government at its word, we believe the dollars promise and the dollar becomes valuable to us. Similarly,... Read more

7 Marks of a Church You Can Trust

With so many different church models and denominations, finding a church home can be a difficult task. This can be even more overwhelming if youve been hurt by a church or if youre unsure of your level of trust for the ministry in question. Yet, when it comes to learning more about the Word, sharing... Read more

A Gentle Prayer for Those Afraid to Trust

Ive always been a worst-case-scenario kind of person. When facing the unexpected, my mind immediately shifts toward the worst possible thing that could happen. The day my husband brought home a woodchipper he bought at a yard sale, I couldnt help but imagine a stray chip of wood putting his eye out. When my son... Read more

Abandon & Trust – Encouragement Café – August 10

Abandon & Trust By Luann PraterMay the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13The word trust means that you are given something that belongs to someone else but they entrust you to... Read more

Make Your School Decision. Then Trust God.

I never thought Id add face masks to our school supply list. I never thought Id have to decide if its safe to send my kids to school. I never thought Id have to consider teaching seventh-grade math or learning how to conduct therapy techniques emailed to me by the school speech pathologist. I never... Read more

Trust in the Source of Guidance | by John Grant

Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, Truly you are the Son of God. – Matthew 14: 31-33 It has been... 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

10 Ways to Rebuild Trust in a Marriage on the Rocks

Heather Riggleman Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer Trust is the bedrock of marriage. But what do you do if trust has been damaged or completely obliterated? I found myself asking that same question 18 months ago in my counselors office. I knew I had forgiven my husband for breaking my trust but neither one of us knew... Read more

Satanic Temple Threatens Lawsuit if Mississippi Puts ‘In God We Trust’ on State Flag

Satanic Temple Threatens Lawsuit if Mississippi Puts 'In God We Trust' on State Flag The Satanic Temple is threatening to sue the state of Mississippi if the state chooses to include the national motto, In God We Trust, on the flag.As Christian Headlines previously reported, Mississippi legislators voted to remove the Confederate symbol... Read more

Some Question Replacing Mississippi’s Confederate Symbol with ‘In God We Trust’

Some Question Replacing Mississippi's Confederate Symbol with 'In God We Trust' (RNS) The Rev. Isiac Jackson Jr. was one of many Mississippi residents who took it as a spiritual victory when the states lawmakers voted Sunday (June 28) to remove the Confederate symbol from the states flag.God answers prayer, said Jackson, president of... Read more

Compelling Reasons to Trust a 2,000-Year-Old Bible

Growing up in a conservative church in Oklahoma, I never doubted the Bibles trustworthiness until someone told me I should. It wasnt until that day when my confidence in the Scriptures was tested that I realized the significance of having assurance that the book on the dash of my car is Gods Word. Everything I... Read more

Mississippi Officials Want ‘In God We Trust’ to Replace Confederate Emblem on State Flag

Mississippi Officials Want 'In God We Trust' to Replace Confederate Emblem on State Flag Two high-ranking Mississippi elected officials say the Confederate battle emblem should be removed from the state flag and replaced with the words on the state seal: "In God We Trust."Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch and state Lt. Gov. Delbert... Read more

Helping Anxious Children to Trust God – TGC Africa

How do you respond to children who are feeling anxious and scared about the pandemic? It might be your own children, those under your care or family members. My response to the children in my care has been to reassure them. For it is normal to respond in fear towards frightening news. However, we need... Read more