Category Archives: Faith

A New Day: Three Reasons You Don’t Need to Be Afraid, Part 3

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, … Continue reading

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A New Day: Three Reasons You Don’t Need to Be Afraid, Part 2

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Isaiah 41:13 Reason #2: Fear not, for I am the one who helps you. … Continue reading

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A New Day: Three Reasons You Don’t Need to Be Afraid, Part 1

I read an article this week about the fears of famous people. The article pointed out that Jennifer Aniston, John Madden, and Whoopi Goldberg are all aviophobes. They’re afraid of flying. (And I thought Mr. T was the only one.) … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Strength, Part 3

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted… Isaiah 40:30 No matter our physical strength, it eventually wears out. Even for the young and energetic, our own resources and capacities are limited. We grow old, … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Strength, Part 2

In Isaiah 40, the prophet declares that God does not faint or grow weary. Isaiah wants the people to know that their God has not grown tired. The people might be weary, but God is not. He hasn’t lost a … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Strength, Part 1

One of the things I really love about God’s Word is that it provides us with an antidote to the weariness we feel from time to time. I wonder how many of us are weary with worry. Maybe your worries … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Character, Part 4

These two images — God as Mighty Warrior and God as Gentle Shepherd — must be held in balance. If we picture God merely as the Mighty Warrior without the balancing image of the Gentle Shepherd, we might end up … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Character, Part 3

God as Gentle Shepherd The picture of the Mighty Warrior is balanced by a second picture: that of God as a gentle shepherd. Isaiah says, He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Character, Part 2

God as Mighty Warrior Isaiah says, Behold, the Lord God comes with might and his arm rules for him. The picture here is one of God as a mighty warrior who fights on behalf of His people. It’s similar to … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Character, Part 1

Juniper Village is a memory-care facility located just outside Denver, Colorado. This week, Juniper Village set up a “hug tent” for their residents, many of whom are not only dealing with memory loss issues but they have not been able … Continue reading

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