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Walk by Faith

When we read about how the disciples walked with Jesus, it is hard to imagine them ever being fearful or faithless. They saw Jesus’ many miracles and heard His awesome teachings on a daily basis. Yet, at times, Jesus had to remind them of their little faith.

Sometimes you will have to walk by faith, even when you cannot see how something could possibly happen. Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5:7, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” As you walk into your new beginning, believe that God is planning His best for you, even when you cannot see it. Go forward in faith, knowing that He will give you victory in the problems that you face as you begin again.

And trust God to make everything alright,
When you walk by faith and not by sight.

 

This excerpt is from the book Great Peace for New Beginnings.

 

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From Sorrow to Joy

In John 16, the disciples were very sad when Jesus told them He was going away. Jesus said to them, “And ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.” Jesus knew His death would only be the beginning of something wonderful and everlasting.

When sadness fills your heart because of the loss of a loved one, focus on Jesus’ words to His disciples. Because Jesus is the resurrection and the life, your great hope is in knowing that anyone who believes in Him will live forever, even after dying on this earth. When you have eternal life in Jesus Christ, the sorrow that you experience now will become great joy in eternity.

Some things you may never understand,
But trust in God’s big and glorious plan.

This excerpt is from the book Great Peace for the Storms of Life.

 

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Depend on God

As you begin this new day, you may be facing harsh conditions and situations that are beyond your control. Just remember to depend on God. It is often darkest before dawn. Hold to His promises, despite what is happening in your life.

By reading the Bible, you can learn to trust God by seeing how He worked in the lives of other people and believe that He can do the same for you when you obey Him. Begin to read the Bible every day.

For whatever problem that life may bring,
Your God is a great and mighty king.

 

This excerpt is from the book Great Peace for Today.

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In Your House

In 2 Kings 4:1-7, a widow was in a desperate situation where her children were about to be sold as slaves. Nevertheless, God gave her a miracle in the midst of her desperation. He provided just what she needed for her family in a miraculous way. The widow thought she did not have anything worthy in her house. Yet, Elisha told her to use the little flask of oil that she had. When she used what she already had in her house, God multiplied it until it became what she really needed.

You may feel as if you do not have anything worthy in your house to use. Ask God to show you what you already have in your house that He can multiply until it becomes what you really need.

Ask God to show you what to do,
He will provide and take care of you.

 

This excerpt is from the book Great Peace for Mothers.

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Begin Again

Caleb’s life is a wonderful example of the advantages of beginning again. Despite wandering in the wilderness for forty years because the other Israelites would not believe God, Caleb made the best of an adverse situation. He had many opportunities to give up and quit, but he did not. He embraced the opportunity to begin again. God finally blessed him to come into a new beginning in the Promise Land after spending forty years in the wilderness.

You might be saying to yourself, “What’s the use of beginning again?” Well, beginning again has many benefits. In spite of the storm you have endured, decide to begin again today. Even when the odds are stacked high against you, God wants to do a new thing in your life. With your determination and God’s help, you can begin again. Ask God to help you begin again today!

This except is from the book Great Peace for New Beginnings.

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Transforming Trouble

Ruth was a young, impoverished widow who traveled to Bethlehem from Moab with her mother-in-law, Naomi. She eventually married one of Naomi’s wealthy relatives named Boaz. Afterwards, she was no longer a poor widow, but an affluent wife. God brought about events in her life that changed the world. Through her lineage, King David and Jesus Christ were born.

Trouble is inevitable in life. Jesus said in John 16:33 (NIV), “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” In spite of the trouble, God has a plan to bless you. Allow Him to use your difficult situation to transform your life.

We may experience hurt and pain,
But God knows how to bless us again,
And give us a life that He lovingly fills,
With blessings according to His holy will.

 

This excerpt is from the book Great Peace for the Storms of Life.