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“God fights for you.”

A thought by Max Lucado (2015-09-15) from his book, Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now(p. 177). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Maybe you need this today so read on.
Max says, “Let those four words sink in for a moment.
“God. The CEO, President, King, Supreme Ruler, Absolute Monarch, Czar, Emperor, and Raja of all history. He runs interference and provides cover. He is impeccably perfect, tirelessly strong, unquestionably capable. He is endlessly joyful, wise, and willing. And he . . .
“Fights. He deploys angels and commands weather. He stands down Goliaths and vacates cemeteries. He fights . . .
“For. For your health, family, faith, and restoration. Are the odds against you? Is the coach against you? Is the government against you? Difficult for sure. But God fights for . . .
“You. Yes, you! You with the sordid past. You with the receding hairline. You with the absentee dad. You with the bad back, credit, or job. He fi…

“No words written on paper will ever sustain you like the promises of God.”

A thought by Max Lucado (2015-09-15) from his book, Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now (p. 167). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Have you found that true yet?Have you?
Max says, “No words written on paper will ever sustain you like the promises of God. Do you know them? To the bereaved: ‘Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning’ (Ps. 30:5 NIV). To the besieged: ‘The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all’ (Ps. 34:19 NIV). To the sick: ‘The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness’ (Ps. 41:3 NIV). To the lonely: ‘When you pass through the waters, I will be with you’ (Isa. 43:2 NIV). To the dying: ‘In my Father’s house are many rooms . . . I go to prepare a place for you’ (John 14:2 ESV). To the sinner: ‘My grace is sufficient for you’ (2 Cor. 12:9 NIV).”
Max tells a story about being on a plane. He says, “The fligh…

“But not all people see problems the same way.”

A thought by Max Lucado (2015-09-15) from his book, Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now (p. 152). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
I’ve learned many things through my 69 years and one of them is we all have problems.We all do but as Max says, we don’t see them the same way.
Max says, “Some people are overcome by problems. Others overcome problems. Some people are left bitter. Others are left better. Some people face their challenges with fear. Others with faith.”
He gives a good illustration of how our view makes a difference to us.He says, “Imagine two cooking bowls. One contains fresh, clean water. The second contains battery acid. Take an apple and cut it in half. Place one-half of the apple in the bowl of clean water. Place the other half in the bowl of battery acid. Leave each in its respective bowl for five minutes, and then pull out the two halves. Which one will you want to eat?”
He goes on, “Your mind is the apple…