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We Can All Use a Little Help

34602_called_alongsideIt’s hard to imagine a big 200 pound man needing help, but he can be just as helpless as a little child, when it comes to the inner workings of the psyche and the essential needs of the spirit. We are as little lambs when it comes to our vulnerability, and the most help can come from the simplest words, like: “be strong and of good courage” or “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom”(Luke 12:32). These words can carry a powerful medicine, especially when spoken by the Father who care for us and loves us.
Encouragement is what we all need to move forward in faith; a faith that has as its reward the greatest victory the mind and heart can conceive of. Encouragement and endurance are key ingredients in the life of the Church, because it is not how we start that matters, but how we finish. So, press on my friend, in a living faith, not the rotten fruit of wishful thinking, and know that the Lord goes before us, and is also our rear guard. If He is for us, who or what, can be against us?
Steve Blackwell

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