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  1. In Courage,

    Our country has lived through many times like these. Our parents, grandparents made it through those trials by trusting solely on God. They prayed & sought God’s wisdom. We, now more than ever, need to do that also. Don’t let the world tell you what to do or how to act. James 1:5 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. Tune out the world & seek God first. He will never ever steer you wrong. Take heart & know that God’s got this. He will help & guide you on this journey.

    Blessings 🙂

  2. I’m writing from the smoky, ash-filled sky of the Central Coast in California. Yes, the last few months have been full of trials and tribulation, but the lessons of faith have been a blessing. We cannot put our trust in man. Thank God, He is our Guide and Protector through it all. “I go to the Rock of my Salvation, I go to the Stone that the builders rejected…” These are all signs of the end times and a stark look inward urges us all to seek the Lord. Be safe, “act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God…”

  3. Thank you again incourage for another excellent word as always. What your write is so true. We have yes listen to news as to know what going on in our world. To know how to pray for it. But not let it take over what we hear. Let it make us fearful. As that is what the Old Devil would want us to do. Especially if you have kids going back to school. If not already back at school. How will they cope after being of so long. With the Covid 19. You could begin to think as a parent. Will they still be safe. Will we still have our jobs to pay our bills for much longer. Hay who are we really trusting in all this. Are we going to let the Old Devil fill out mind with fear. Like what if this happens I loose my Job. My kids are not safe at school. The schools are closed again. Because of Covid 19. We are then not trusting the one who made the world who like the song I was taught at Sunday School. “He got the whole world in his hands other words of the song go He got me and you brother in his hands” That is so true God has me and You in his hands. You get it on YouTube the song. So God has he God the whole world in his hands. We have to pray and if have kids still at school trust and hand them over to God into his care to project them. That he will not let anything happen to them. God will not let anything happen to them. Trust him with your jobs as well. As when you listen to the news. The Old Devil would want you to fear and panic. Say ah I have you worrying. Will things be ok. Will my job be ok. Will my kids be ok in School. Let’s be people who look to God put our trust in him through Prayer and his word the Bible and standing on the Promises in his word the Bible. Telling especially if saved the Old Devil. I not going to let you whisper in my ear any thing that will make afraid or fearful. I going to listen to God his word the Bible and Prayer. Through these hard times. Thanks you again incourage for everything thing. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xxx

  4. Our church is journaling through Proverbs during the month of August, a chapter a day. I’ve been surprised how timely some of the verses are, addressing issues currently facing our nation. Indeed, “let’s go to the Word of God first and have our minds renewed by the truths and promises of God.” Proverbs is a good place to start!

    • Hi Nancy,
      This is a wonderful idea! Would you share what this looks like or what instructions are being given?

      • At the end of July, the pastoral staff and elders delivered to every member’s home a journal (or two for couples), published by Crossway. The even-numbered pages include the text, the odd-numbered pages offer blank lines for recording observations. There are no instructions, per se. I’ve been noting word definitions as appropriate, prayers, praise, gratitude, thoughts. I’ve even checked some online commentaries to add insights I wouldn’t think of. Some of the small groups are using the journals as the basis for their discussions (those that are meeting outside or online). On Sundays, our pastors have been sharing thematically on wisdom: for life, for parents, for friendships, etc. I believe the study will have a lasting impact on our character, as individuals and as a corporate body.

  5. Amen and thank you. I needed this so much today. I am tired and weary. Pray for my strength in God. In him alone do I depend. Praise His holy name.