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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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Bless the wilted flowers

Things are hard in the world out there. Each of us has our own story to tell. Some have it really hard, like Christie (not her real name): You try so hard to keep to the right road – I know one shouldn’t ask questions – although we don’t know the reasons why right now, […]

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Pills, forms and hardship

I sometimes wonder why the journey of faith is so difficult, because there is definitely no guarantee of an easy road for those who follow Jesus. On the contrary, things are often so rough that I fear the boat will capsize. No, much worse! It sometimes feels as if the boat has capsized and that […]

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