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Delayed, Not Denied

    L ife comes with many difficulties. Just when it seems as if things are getting better, they can suddenly take a change for the worse. Sometimes these events can have devastating effects on an individual. Even as Christians, it can seem as if we face more problems and obstacles than others. This can leave many frustrated; even standing in doubt of God’s power, presence, and promises. Joseph’s life took unfortunate turns. Promises from God were made to him, but problems only persisted for years. After interpreting the dreams for the butler and the baker, Joseph states, For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon. Gen 40:15 (KJV) I can only imagine how Joseph felt. After having dreams of greatness, his life took a sudden turn for the worse. For thirteen years, he suffered many setbacks and delays in his personal life. However, from his story, we see God’s continual favor and goodness. In

Power of Perseverance

          P erseverance is something that all men need. Without it, many would not accomplish goals that they have set. Why is this true? Perseverance helps you to maintain consistency in the midst of opposition. Therefore, make sure that perseverance is a part of your toolkit for success in this life. Remember the words of Christ, And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matt 10:22 (KJV) When speaking of the end of all things, Jesus said that the one who would be saved is the one who endured; that is, the one who persevered. If you remain willing to persevere through hardships, misunderstandings, and persecutions, you are willing to be blessed by the Lord in this life and in the one to come.  Remember these 3 things when you persevere:           Persevere with a praise in your mouth: give Him thanks in all things. Persevere with a purpose in mind: know that there is a reward for your endurance. And, persevere with the

Hold On to Faith

Why is it hard at times to maintain unwavering faith in God? Even after He has done so many things apparently, it can still be difficult to trust Him. Many believe and do not believe, simultaneously. They know that God answers prayer and can do all things, but the breakdown is that they do not believe that God will do it for THEM. Many Christians do not struggle with believing in God’s existence or His ability to act. However, they do not trust or believe that God will act on their behalf. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Heb 11:6 (KJV) Be encouraged in this time in your life. Do not lose faith. God is only restricted by His own will. Do not let past failures hinder your faith. Do not let present circumstances hinder your faith. He will do it, even for You. Come to Him in expectation, for He is a rewarder of those who continually come after Him. Prayer o