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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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Jan. 13, 2010 - Put Your Hope in God

By Dorothy Rugg

Have you ever felt overwhelmed in your life, as if you are being crushed, going under? I know those places. I’ve been there, and I want to reassure you that there is Someone who knows all about your feelings and concerns and He is more than willing to help you through those times. His Name is Jesus.

Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick” (NKJV). The word “deferred” means to put something off. We can “postpone” or lose hope when our focus gets off of the truth of God and His Word. We are sure to be disappointed if we stop putting hope in God and just put our hope in possessions, money, relationships, jobs or anything other than God.

But when our life has a foundation built on the truth of God’s Word we can go to the Word to find strength and help in our time of need. I love going to the Word, because then my hope is built back up and I know that God is there with me through the hard places. Some of my favorite Scriptures to read over and over again are:

“From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I” (Psalm 61:2).

“You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance” (Psalm 32:7).

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

I am so thankful that we serve a God who loves us and says to us, “I will not leave you nor forsake you” (Joshua 1:5). When I am feeling overwhelmed I have a place of refuge. Let God be your refuge too!

— James and Dorothy Rugg live in Dalton, Pa., and pastor Mill City Assembly of God.



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