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When things don’t make sense

Life doesn’t always make sense. Often in my life, I’ve asked what was the sense of the challenge I was facing. Sometimes I was discouraged by the challenge and would ask: “Why is this happening to me? I don’t understand why I have to go through this again”. Especially when you’re already under a lot […]

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Waiting when times are hard

I’m still thinking about this question: What should I do when hardship comes knocking at the door of my life now and then, maybe more often for some? Hardship doesn’t wait for me to open the door. It crashes into my life. Marie says she doesn’t even have a door anymore. She says: Our story […]

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Hardship teaches obedience

Jesus is our brother, the one who goes ahead. He shows us how to walk the road of life today. One of the most important lessons we can learn is that Jesus obeyed God 100% and carried out God’s instructions to Him exactly. It was extremely hard for Jesus to walk the Via Dolorosa. At […]

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Walking in your shoes

Sometimes your life goes differently from what you’ve planned. After my studies, I farmed on two wonderful wine farms for 12 years. I was exposed to the day-to-day life of a farmer and all the challenges that hold. One of the major challenges is that you are controlled by nature. If there’s a drought, there’s […]

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Suffering brings victory

God and Jesus’ plan to save the world from eternal damnation was not an easy one. It brought enormous hurt and suffering. That Jesus had to leave heaven was already a terrible thing. I don’t think people can really understand how hard it must’ve been for Jesus as God to “descend” and get into human […]

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God will protect you!

In what phase of your life do you find yourself today? I often talk about each of us being in a specific season in life, some in good seasons, some in not so good seasons. Susan’s season, no, seasons, not so good: In the past eight years my life took a turn that is filled […]

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The lion around the corner

When I look back over my life I can see all the places where life was hard. At times I felt I was sinking. Yes, sometimes it even felt as if the end was near. Fortunately, God came through for me every time. In hindsight it seems easy, but when you’re in the midst of […]

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It’s a struggle, but we’re not alone

God’s Word has warned us numerous times: 12Anyone who wants to live all out for Christ is in for a lot of trouble; there’s no getting around it. And this truth is added to that: Unscrupulous con men will continue to exploit the faith. If you are serious about the Lord’s work, things won’t always […]

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To be freed from your chains

The town where I live is shocked by a number of murders. It is horrible and I can’t imagine how afraid the victims must’ve been. I simply cannot make sense of how a son could kill his father and mother and then his brother with an axe. He is found guilty and sentenced to many […]

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Hold on in hard times

A while ago, a friend of mine asked me to pray with him for wisdom. The work they do is very hard to find and they needed to land a big contract to survive. He asked for wisdom, so that they could enter the correct figure in each block of the tender. They calculated everything […]

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