Tag Archives: trusting God

Faith; August 6, 2020


Mark 9:23-24 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Matthew’s telling of this episode came up in the readings July 26th, but … Continue reading

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Maturity; August 5, 2020


Mark 8:25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. I think this is a very important story, not just for those involved in … Continue reading

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Faith; July 26, 2020


Matt 17:19-21 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard … Continue reading

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Complexity; July 15, 2020


Matthew 9:18 While he was saying this, a ruler came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.” We get a lot more detail of … Continue reading

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Faith; July 12, 2020


Matthew 8:13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that very hour. Faith is a very interesting thing. It’s not quantifiable except by God, … Continue reading

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Trusting God; July 9, 2020


Zechariah 11:16 For I am going to raise up a shepherd over the land who will not care for the lost, or seek the young, or heal the injured, or feed the healthy, but will eat the meat of the … Continue reading

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Receiving God’s Blessings; June 29, 2020


Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” There is a lot in this verse. In the first place, it brings to mind Jesus’ instructions to ask, … Continue reading

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God’s Timing; June 28, 2020


Jeremiah 30:24 The fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand this. Believers throughout history have said, “How long, Lord?” Even in Revelation … Continue reading

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Beauty; June 16, 2020


Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. This is a very famous snippet of Scripture, made into a well-loved song, but the Japanese translation puts a different slant on it. It says, “Everything God does is beautiful … Continue reading

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PTSD; June 8, 2020


Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. The Bible does not back off from the reality that not all wounds are physical. The Japanese for this verse says, “He heals those whose hearts have been hit … Continue reading

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