Category Archives: thoughts by Max Lucado

When the Storm Doesn’t Stop

When in a storm can you turn your eyes away from the stormy world and look into the wonder of God? Here are 5 promises you can recite: Continue reading

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The Mount Everest of Love Writings

1 Corinthians 13 is the Mount Everest of love writings. And no words get to the heart of loving people like verses 4-8: Continue reading

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God Looks at the Heart

1 Samuel 16:7 says:  “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Those words were written for misfits and outcasts.  God uses them all.  Moses ran from justice, but God used him.  Jonah ran from … Continue reading

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God in the Crisis

Calamities can leave us off balance and confused. Consider the crisis of Joseph’s generation as recorded  in Genesis 47. “Now there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very severe, so that the land of Canaan … Continue reading

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Build Your House on the Rock

Obedience leads to blessing. Disobedience leads to trouble! Remember Jesus’ parable about the two builders who each built a house? One built on cheap, easy-to-access-sand. The other built on costly, difficult-to-reach rock. The second construction project demanded more time and … Continue reading

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Open Bible, Open Heart, Open Ears

Do you have a Bible? Read it! When anxiety termites away at your peace, read Philippians 4:6: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Continue reading

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Betrayed by Judas

Jesus knew Judas had been seduced by a powerful foe. He was aware of the wiles of Satan’s whispers (he had just heard them himself). He knew how hard it was for Judas to do what was right. He didn’t justify what Judas did. He didn’t minimize the deed. Nor did he release Judas from his choice. But he did look eye to eye with his betrayer and try to understand. Continue reading

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You Can Live Forgiven

Do you know God’s grace? If you do, you can live boldly, live robustly; his safety net will break your fall. Nothing fosters courage like a clear grasp of grace. Continue reading

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Risk Believing

When forced to stand at the crossroads of belief and unbelief, God’s people choose belief! God’s people risk believing! Continue reading

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But God Said…

No words written on paper will ever sustain you like the promises of God. Do you know them? To the bereaved, God promises: “Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5 NIV). To the … Continue reading

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Enough of This Frenzy

Attempts at “self-salvation” guarantee nothing but exhaustion. We scamper and scurry, trying to please God, collecting merit badges and brownie points, scowling at anyone who questions our accomplishments.  The result?  The weariest people on earth.  We so fear failure that … Continue reading

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God’s Child

“The Father has loved us so much that we are called children of God. And we really are his children.” 1 John 3:1 (NCV) Continue reading

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We Can Trust God

When troubles come our way, we can be stressed and upset, or we can trust God. Scripture says to set your minds and keep them set on what is above…the higher things (Colossians 3:2). When giants are in the land, when doubts swarm your mind, turn your thoughts to God. Your best thoughts are God-thoughts. He is above all this mess! Continue reading

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Tests Are Temporary

1 Peter 1:6 says, “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.” Some tests end on earth, but all tests will end in heaven, right? Continue reading

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Let God Teach You

Jesus invites, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest… let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls” Matthew 11:28-29 Continue reading

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