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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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March 11, 2011 - Rescued From the Pit

By Hal Donaldson

Psalm 103:2-6 refers to a pit dug by difficult circumstances:

“Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits — who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed” (NIV).

At one time or another, we all feel like we’re living in a pit. We feel alone, forsaken and trapped. Perhaps our bank account is empty, relationships have soured, our health has waned or our job isn’t bringing fulfillment. In other words, smiles and laughter have given way to furrowed brows and frequent tears.

It’s during these dark and lonely pit experiences that the Lord reaches down and pulls us out. Thankfully He won’t let us stay in the “pit of difficult circumstances” forever. We can take comfort in knowing that He sees our tears and hears our pleas for help. As Psalm 103 promises, a day is coming when He will come to our rescue and satisfy us with “good things” so we can once again fly like an eagle — full of “love and compassion.”

— Hal Donaldson served as editor of the Pentecostal Evangel for 13 years, and leads Convoy of Hope in Springfield, Mo.

 

 

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