Category Archives: thoughts by Charles Stanley

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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No Greater Love

Perhaps the most intense love and protective instinct in the experience of mankind is that of parents toward their children. There is little that most mothers or fathers wouldn’t do for a baby. Continue reading

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God Is Our Loving Father

Read:  Luke 15:11-24 Humanity tends to project its own faulty habits onto God. This is especially true regarding the nature of His love. We think we must barter, plead, or try hard to earn the Lord’s favor. But as the … Continue reading

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Our Heart’s Desires

If you could have anything in the world, what would it be? Your answer reveals a lot about who you are. The psalmist writes, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). There is nothing wrong with desires–they motivate us to achieve great things. But not all of our yearnings come from God. Continue reading

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Assurance in Trials

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,  nor height nor … Continue reading

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The Names of Christ

The names given to Jesus tell a great deal about His ministry on earth 2,000 years ago. The scriptural names describing Him reveal who He was and is and will be for eternity. Continue reading

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