Category Archives: thoughts by Charles Stanley

Practical Ways to Bear Burdens

There are hurting people everywhere, but at times we just don’t know what to say or do to ease their pain. Here are six practical ways to bear someone else’s burden. Continue reading

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Our Heavenly Father’s Unconditional Love

Scripture tells us that love is the very essence of who God is. So if you don’t believe that He loves you unconditionally, you’ll never really know Him. Every single moment, whether awake or asleep, we all live under the canopy of the Lord’s wondrous, absolute love for us. Read on… Continue reading

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The Trap of Discouragement

“How long, O LORD, will I call for help, And You will not hear? I cry out to You, “Violence!” Yet You do not save.” Habakkuk 1:2 Do you feel stuck in discouragement? If so, you are not alone. Continue reading

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The Blessing of Inadequacy

Our insufficiency drives us to God. When we realize a situation is bigger than we can handle, we’re quick to open the Bible and diligently pray for guidance and power. Continue reading

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Refined by Fire

God is always at work in our lives. Even during seasons of adversity, He wants to accomplish something powerful and good. How should this knowledge affect our response? Continue reading

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Victory Over Unforgiveness

A bitter and resentful spirit doesn’t fit who we are in Christ. Nor is it healthy to carry an angry attitude through life. That’s why Scripture emphasizes the need to forgive. Choose to be liberated from your burden–Jesus promised to make us free when we release our sins to Him Continue reading

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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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