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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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May 25, 2010 - In the Stillness

By Dorothy Rugg

What do you do in those hard places when things look so difficult and bleak? Where or what do you turn to? Do you turn on the TV or the radio? Do you get on the phone or the computer? Do you go to the refrigerator and the cupboards and look for food, or even worse do you turn to behaviors that will only add more sorrow and make things even more difficult?

In those hard places that we find ourselves in at times, we must cry out to the Lord, seek His face, find comfort and strength in His Word, and rest in His love.

“Are you tired? Worn out? … Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you have to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me — watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace” (Matthew 11:28,29, The Message). “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV). “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you” (Isaiah 41:13).

These Scriptures bring us hope and comfort. They encourage us to be still, wait in the Lord and find His strength. They invite us to seek comfort as children of the God who is holding us and loves us dearly. We don’t have to fear the storms that rage; we can find strength in God. God has the answer; God gives us hope.

Sometimes we think we have to do something or we think we just have to keep busy and accomplish more things before God will hear us. Our Heavenly Father encourages us to rest in Him and let Him bear our burdens. We must trust Him enough to know He is capable of bringing us through the storm.

I don’t know what storms you might be facing, but be encouraged. Seek God; rest in His promises.

— James and Dorothy Rugg live in Dalton, Pa., and pastor Mill City AG.

 

 

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