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Let Tomorrow Wait

The key to peace and happiness is in how we deal with troubles and trials. If we truly trust God, we will face life and its challenges fearlessly, knowing He’s with us and will get us through every situation. But sometimes we miss a lot of the good stuff because we’re too focused on the bad stuff.

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Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

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Hold On!

A fierce battle between good and evil rages all around us, and it sometimes seems we’re barreling headlong toward sure destruction. Too often, we find ourselves deep in the battle, fighting, and straining against evil, and we begin to feel defeated and beat down. That’s when we need to read a verse, listen to a good word, or simply remember God is with us, and be strengthened.

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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous hand. Isaiah 41:10

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Start-Overs

When we’re tired physically, mentally, or spiritually, we make mistakes and our judgement is not at its best. That’s when we need to turn to God and give our burdens to Him.

Begin anew each day. Put the past behind, the future on hold, and start the day with hope.

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But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

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If It’s the Last Thing I Do

Sherry and I watch a lot of old, and some new, TV series, and we recently watched one that ended poorly. It was only one season long—ten episodes—and the last episode left many questions unanswered. It was apparent there was supposed to be another season, or more, but for whatever reason, the series was not continued. It was a good show. It was well written, the actors played their parts well, and the story was interesting and exciting. But it ended too soon.

Our lives can be this way, too. We never know when the last day, the last episode, will be. And so, we must play our part well, and live our lives like this moment—every moment—may be our last. Every word we say, everything we do, is important.

 

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Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the LORD’s will, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:13-15

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Say it From the Heart

 

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I have come to believe it’s my job–encouraging others–and I do not take the responsibility lightly. I also enjoy making folks laugh, and so obviously I do have a lighter side. You will find many encouraging messages, lots of funny stories, and some fair-to-middlin poetry on my blog, Marbles in My Pocket. Take a look if you have time and scroll through the archives. Please don’t laugh at the poetry though.

Marbles in My Pocket ~ The Blog

Be Still ~ My first book of encouragements

Just A Man ~ My second book of encouragement

CharlesLMashburn.com ~ My Web Site

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The Absence of Love

Darkness is nothing more than the absence of light, evil is the absence of good, and hate is the absence of love. If Satan rules a person’s life, neither God, nor His love is in them. Their judgment and view of all things are distorted by a lack of knowledge only God can give; the difference between right and wrong.

Perhaps if we live our lives in a manner pleasing to God, they will be swayed, not by our battling against them but rather by the fact we continue to love—even them—in the face of their hate for us.

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12

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The Day Will Come

In the early first hours of the day, God speaks to me silently from His heart to mine, and I feel like a child on my Father’s knee, my head against His chest, listening to the sound of His loving heart. And as I go into the day, where I’m often quickly swallowed by the cares and turmoil of this world we live in, I hold tight to His hand, as a toddler holds his father’s hand. I feel His presence—His hand on my shoulder—every minute of every day.

The day will come when all this is true. Perhaps not while I inhabit this body and dwell on this earth, but it will come. He tells me this in the morning, and it causes me to sing for joy and be glad all my days.

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