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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 27

Screwtape offers more techniques for confusing the Patient: I have been writing hitherto on the assumption that the people in the next pew afford no rational ground for disappointment. Of course if they do—if the patient knows that the woman … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JUNE 17

When You Make Idols, You End Up Like Them “Those who make idols end up like them. So does everyone who trusts them” (Psalm 115:8 GW). I mentioned in yesterday’s devotional that everyone trusts in something. We can even make good … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MAY 23

Don’t Give Up: Accept Help from Others “When desperate people give up on God Almighty, their friends, at least, should stick with them” (Job 6:14 The Message). When we’ve had a loss or disappointment, the natural reaction is to withdraw … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 1

Restoring Relationships: First Talk to God “What causes fights and quarrels among you? . . . You desire but you do not have . . . You do not have because you do not ask God” (James 4:1-2 NIV). The … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: FEBRUARY 22

The Discipline of Spiritual Perseverance Be still, and know that I am God… —Psalm 46:10 Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen. Perseverance … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JANUARY 13

Have You Ever Been Alone with God? (Part 2) When He was alone…the twelve asked Him about the parable. —Mark 4:10 His Solitude with Us. When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted desires, … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JANUARY 12

Have You Ever Been Alone with God? (Part 1) When they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples. —Mark 4:34 Our Solitude with Him. Jesus doesn’t take us aside and explain things to us all the time; He … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JANUARY 4

Why Can I Not Follow You Now? Peter said to Him, “Lord, why can I not follow You now?” —John 13:37 There are times when you can’t understand why you cannot do what you want to do. When God brings … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: SEPTEMBER 28

MORNING “The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.” Psalm 33:13 Perhaps no figure of speech represents God in a more gracious light than when he is spoken of as stooping from his throne, and coming … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: JANUARY 23

MORNING “I have exalted one chosen out of the people.” Psalm 89:19 Why was Christ chosen out of the people? Speak, my heart, for heart-thoughts are best. Was it not that he might be able to be our brother, in … Continue reading

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