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“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” Isaiah 43:2 My childhood was not ideal. It wasn’t absolutely terrible, but it wasn’t great either. My coping mechanism (or what I thought was my coping mechanism) was to put up walls and just always expect the worst. I never allowed myself to have hope, because, well.. what was the point? People let me down, my family had…

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.” Acts 2:1 The Christian holiday of Pentecost, which is celebrated the 49th day after Easter Sunday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles. Wikipedia When Jesus told His disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they would receive the promise of the Holy Spirit, they had no idea how long it would take. And they were…

“Not a single one of all the good promises the LORD had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.” Joshua 21:45 NLT The journey from their deliverance in Egypt to the Promised Land, was turbulent and often treacherous for the Israelites. Not so much in the physical sense, but more so spiritually. They struggled at every turn with their faith and commitment to God. They questioned His promises and allowed themselves to become consumed with doubt.  We still struggle with the very same issues today. We are easily distracted, our faith can…