Tag Archives: weakness

Face to the Wall

The news was devastating. “Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.” Not what King Hezekiah wanted to hear. Though at the point of death, how he had hoped that the prophet’s visit would have … Continue reading

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Relying on God — Always a Good Thing

Utterly burdened. Completely overwhelmed. Beyond strength. Way past the ability to endure. Despairing even of life. Thinking this is it, it’s over, not going to make it! That’s the situation Paul describes in the opening chapter of 2Corinthians (vv. 8-9a). … Continue reading

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A Loaf of Bread? Really?

When Nebuchadnezzar had his dream about kingdoms falling, he saw a stone striking them and breaking them into pieces. A large stone cut out by no human hand shattering the kingdoms of men, itself becoming a great mountain and filling … Continue reading

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Thankful for Weak Neck Muscles

There are many wonders to ponder when it comes to how the human body is made. On the rare occasions we actually pause to consider the nature of our physical construction, we can’t help but be amazed. How the heart … Continue reading

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Fruitful in Affliction

Nobody really likes the desert. I’m guessing, if they had the choice, most people would look to escape the storm. Say what you want about trials, testings, and terrible situations, and the potential benefits of being in the crucible, but, … Continue reading

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Even the Fringe of His Garment

Mark’s language seems to paint a somewhat frenetic, if not chaotic, situation. People running about “the whole region” at Gennesaret, grabbing up the sickbeds of infirm loved ones and friends, and then rushing to where they anticipated Jesus would be. … Continue reading

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Enveloped by the Spirit of God

He really could have been voted “Least Likely to Be a Superhero” in high school. His tribe wasn’t the strongest tribe. His clan within the tribe was the weakest clan. And he, by his own admission, was the least in … Continue reading

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Able to Sympathize

God is able. No surprise there. It’s what we believe. It’s what we declare. In a sense, it’s what we would expect of a God who is truly God. He is able to speak creation into being (regardless of the … Continue reading

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The 300

We know it’s not about us . . . but maybe, just maybe, we like to think it is a bit. We know it’s not about who we are or what we’ve done . . . but I wonder if … Continue reading

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The Need for Deliverance

I have used the analogy repeatedly throughout the years — worse than being in a minefield, is not knowing you’re in a minefield. At least if you know it, you can do whatever you can to try and step carefully … Continue reading

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