Category Archives: trials

July 9th-Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation that raises our level of intensity in seeking after the Lord.

Isaeah 58: 4 “Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist. You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard on high. 5 “Is it a fast like this which … Continue reading

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July 1st- It seems that whenever we undertake a significant work for the Lord, spiritual attack comes our way.

Isaiah 36: 4Then Rabshakeh said to them, “Say now to Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria, “What is this confidence that you have? 5“I say, ‘Your counsel and strength for the war are only empty words.’ … Continue reading

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June 26th-Our trials and tribulations, which should cause us to turn and run into God’s arms, often have a very different effect.

Isaiah 19: 3 “Then the spirit of the Egyptians will be demoralized within them; And I will confound their strategy, So that they will resort to idols and ghosts of the dead And to mediums and spiritists. Human nature has … Continue reading

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June 11th-Elihu continues in his speech against Job, here directing those around them to Job’s lack of knowledge, his rebellion.

[perhaps Job felt like running away. There is nowhere to run, but into the arms of the Lord] Job 35: 35 ‘Job speaks without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom. 36 ‘Job ought to be tried to the limit, … Continue reading

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June 1st-When things are at their worst, God is at His best.

Job 5: 8 “But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God; 9 Who does great and unsearchable things, Wonders without number. Job is getting words of wisdom from some friends, who may … Continue reading

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May 5th-as always, prayer is the best alternative

1 Chronicles 20: 1Then it happened in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that Joab led out the army and ravaged the land of the sons of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David … Continue reading

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April 23rd-Jehoash took seriously the need to restore and repair the temple

2 Kings 12: 4Then the Jehoash said to the priests, “All the money of the sacred things which is brought into the house of the LORD, in current money, both the money of each man’s assessment and all the money … Continue reading

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