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Finding Freedom / Words of Endurance

If you or someone you love is battling cancer, serious illness, depression, grief, or loss, we hope these articles will provide words of encouragement and endurance for the journey.

Endurance for the Journey, Featured, Hope

Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all men! What man can live and not see death, or save himself from the power of the grave? PSALM 89:47-48 (NIV) A recurrent theme for those who suffer is a sense of futility about life. With their hopes dashed, their strength gone and their future uncertain, they begin to see life like the psalmist in verses 47 -48. I call this perspective “stark reality.” It’s stark because it stands out in bold relief, in sharp black andSEE DETAILS

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Endurance for the Journey, Featured, Prayer

But I call to God, and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in destress, and he hears my voice. PSALM 55:16-17 (NIV) It’s hard for many of us to pray when things aren’t going so well. Sometimes we say to ourselves, “Well, what good does prayer do anyway? I’ve been praying, and things aren’t getting any better. I just don’t have the energy to do this anymore.” King David encountered as many difficulties as we do, and yet he determined that he would not giveSEE DETAILS

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Doubt, Endurance for the Journey, Featured

Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea; hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death assail me. Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me. PSALM 55:1-2,4-5 (NIV) During my time of depression, I had problems with strange, awful thoughts. My thoughts frightened me; it scared me that I was even capable of thinking such terrible things. I later learned that obsessive-compulsive thoughts are often the result ofSEE DETAILS

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