Category Archives: thoughts by Charles Stanley

Prayer in Times of Inadequacy

How do you respond when you sense the Lord is calling you to a task that seems beyond your abilities? Continue reading

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The Secret of Contentment

How do you respond when circumstances are out of your control? Do you get angry? Do you try to escape? Does despair make you want to give up? Continue reading

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Responding to Accusations

“When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you … Continue reading

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Sufficient Grace

I thought the Christian life was going to be easier than this. Have these words ever entered your mind? Continue reading

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Our True Identity

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,  just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we … Continue reading

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Victory Over Guilt

John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” Continue reading

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God Acts on Our Behalf

“Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down, That the mountains might quake at Your presence –  As fire kindles the brushwood, as fire causes water to boil – To make Your name known to Your adversaries, That … Continue reading

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Remembering God’s Blessings

“I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders.  I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.” Psalm 9:1-2 We are … Continue reading

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The Believer’s Journey to the Cross

We all know that Jesus walked the road to Calvary, but did you know that believers also journey to the cross? We’ve all been positionally crucified with Christ, but those who hunger for Him participate in a deeper experience of this reality. Continue reading

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Dealing with Feelings of Guilt

Read: Ephesians 2: 1-10 Guilt can be like a poison working insidiously on the inside to create havoc in our thoughts and emotions. The antidote is to understand why we feel guilty and to know how to apply scripture teachings … Continue reading

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Resting in the Faithfulness of God

Circumstances can be painful. But even when situations seem overwhelming, believers can trust that our sovereign Lord knows all, is in control, and lovingly works everything for His children’s good. We can rest confidently knowing that the unchanging God of all creation is taking care of us. Continue reading

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How to Cry Out to God

In the Bible, crying out refers to speaking audibly with great emotion concerning an urgent need. God invites us to use this form of prayer to communicate that we desperately need His mercy. Continue reading

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Jesus Our Intimate Friend

People cannot earn Jesus Christ’s love and friendship. He takes the initiative, reaches out, and draws into fellowship those who are willing. We are not worthy, but we are privileged to live in His love anyway. In the Lord, we find a friend who sticks closer than a brother Continue reading

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Accepting God’s Gift of Love

Many people simply can’t believe that the Lord could love them. Others believe that He loves them, but only when they are pleasing Him in some way. Why is it so hard for us to accept His unconditional love? Continue reading

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Lord I Love You But…

Consider whether you have ever found yourself saying or thinking, I love you, Lord, but don’t call me to do that! Continue reading

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