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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 24, 2012 - Better Days Are Coming!

By Scott McChrystal

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast” (1 Peter 5:10, NIV).

As I walked into his hospital room, it was obvious the young paratrooper was feeling lower than dirt. He had contracted a rare virus while training in Central America. The doctors ordered the right medicine, but the medical logistical system just wasn’t being responsive.

Rarely have I ever witnessed anyone suffer more. Day after day his desperation grew more intense. He was losing perspective.

Fortunately, I was able to encourage the soldier with verses from God’s Word. One of them was this one found in 1 Peter. It provides perspective during times of distress by reminding us that our suffering won’t last forever. The Lord will restore us and make us strong.

The soldier took this truth to heart and gained courage to face his sickness. After almost a month, the medicine arrived. In just a few days, he regained his health.

Remember this: Suffering may last for a season, but God will restore you. Better days are coming!

— Chaplain Col. (Ret.) Scott McChrystal serves as the military/VA representative for the Chaplaincy Department of the Assemblies of God. Excerpted from Daily Strength for the Battle, Volume 4.




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