Category Archives: thoughts by Rick Warren

Four Reasons Why We Shouldn’t Worry

“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” Matthew 6:25 Continue reading

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You Can Count on God

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” James 1:17 (NIV). When everything’s changing around you, it’s important to remember that God is a … Continue reading

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God’s Rod and Staff Comfort, Not Condemn

“But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.” Psalm 86:15 (NIV) God is a God of compassion. Psalm 86:15 says, “But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to … Continue reading

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Becoming Like Jesus is a Slow Process

“This will continue until we are . . . mature, just as Christ is, and we will be completely like him” Ephesians 4:13 (CEV). Becoming like Christ is a long, slow process of growth. Spiritual maturity is neither instant nor … Continue reading

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God is Working While You Wait

“I wait expectantly, trusting God to help, for he has promised” Psalm 130:5 (TLB). God wants you to wait patiently for him to answer your prayer, but he also wants you to wait expectantly. Have faith. Trust God to hear … Continue reading

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The Truth Will Set You Free

“Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your … Continue reading

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Exchange Your Panic for God’s Peace

It’s hard to think of another time during the year when our lives are more rushed than the holidays. We hit the holiday parties, visit the relatives, buy gifts, and basically run ourselves ragged. Continue reading

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God is a Consistent Father

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 You can count on God. He’s dependable, reliable. He is worthy of your trust. Continue reading

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God is Close

“The Lord is near to all who call on him” Psalm 145:18a God is not as far away as the furthest star. He’s as close as your next heartbeat. He’s right there with you every moment. Continue reading

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Broken Heart? The Lord is Close

Everybody has had their heart broken in some way — maybe by disappointment, fear, shame, rejection, or ridicule. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 Read the rest Continue reading

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What is the Antidote for Loneliness?

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 Continue reading

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Not Trusting God Leads to Stress

What are you tempted to trust in rather than God? How does a lack of trust in God lead to stress in your life? Look at the areas of stress in your life. What do they reveal about your trust in God? How can you change that? Continue reading

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How Do Gentleness and Humility Reduce Stress?

Gentleness and humility. The two things we think we don’t need in life are the two things that reduce stress in our lives. Continue reading

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Only God Can De-Stress Your Soul

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28 (RSV). When you’re stressed out, how do you typically unwind? How do you de-stress when you’re exhausted and overloaded? Maybe you go … Continue reading

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Your Life is Shaped by Your Thoughts

“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts” Proverbs 4:23 God is far more interested in changing your mind than changing your circumstances. Continue reading

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