Tag Archives: Discouragement

Limping your way in the Kingdom

Our generation places great value on those who are the healthiest, the strongest, the fittest, the youngest, and the smartest, leaving behind a throng that do not fit in this mold anymore. In this new era there is no room … Continue reading

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People who missed a great opportunity to serve

In the early 80s I was the pastor of a midsized church in the capital of a very important state in Brazil. My church with other churches partnered with Youth for Christ to organize a special event for young people. … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – I want to come back!

Have you ever wandered away from God and His church to the point that you felt a stranger to your own faith? People come to you and ask you about your God, your church, and your faith, and you do … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – If I am following you, why am I still being persecuted?

Have you ever wondered why good people suffer? Yes, we all do it. David is not different. He knew very well that he was not the most perfect person around, but he was on the right path. But even though … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – Do not take me now!

As we age, our preoccupation with our body and health increases. Every new pain or discomfort comes with that feeling that maybe this is something else. Every time that our doctor calls us after receiving our tests gives us chills. … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – I know I have messed up!

Our parents, our teachers, our coaches, our friends, the bullies, our enemies, our friends who betrayed us, God Himself, and the list goes on, and on, and on. We always find someone to blame for the adversities that we encounter … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – They are against me without any reason!

Have you ever been blindsided? Not only have you been caught by surprise, but attacked by someone that you would never expect? It could be a good friend that you trusted, a long time colleague, or a member of your … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – They are plotting against me

I remember a time long ago when I faced opposition because of my ministry. I decided to make some changes in the way we were doing church, and that stirred powerful people against me. I wrote a book in Portuguese … Continue reading

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