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We don’t like to think about the hard times and situations the Lord allows in our lives. Even more, we don’t like to experience them when they happen. Maybe we think that He has abandoned us in those times. Maybe we doubt that He cares. But sometimes the Lord allows difficulties in our lives to crush us, humble us and rework us, molding us into something new. Just like grapes are crushed for wine — the crushing isn’t a pleasant experience, but it’s necessary. In the book of Micah, the prophet speaks to the nation of Israel, telling them they…

“The Lord is my light and my salvation — so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?” Psalms 27:1 It seems as though the world is getting darker and darker each day. Horrors that hid in the shadows for far too long are now being brought to light again, and it’s honestly devastating to see the brokenness of humanity. Humanity as a whole appeared to be sleep walking for so long, and are only now becoming aware of the chaos that surrounds us. We are broken and lost. So…

“According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it.” 1 Corinthians 3:10 ESV Have you ever felt incapable or under qualified to do what God has called you to do? I’m sure in moments of doubt and weakness, even Paul experienced this. Those moments when fear comes creeping into the back of your mind, and threatens to destroy everything that has been built in your life. What God has called you to do, you…