Category Archives: thoughts by Laura Rath

9 Verses for Fighting Fear

A few weeks ago, fear crept in and wanted control of my days. Maybe you know the feeling—when you realize you’re worried about how-will-I and all the what-ifs for today, tomorrow, and 10 years from now. Continue reading

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Called to Trust

Trusting God isn’t easy. Trust develops over time. Trusting God with my heart, soul, and mind gives me strength and peace that does not come from myself. He calms my fears in ways I can’t achieve on my own. … Continue reading

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The Power of Kind Words

I was reminded today of the importance of a kind word. A surprise hand-written note in the mailbox…with sweet encouragement…and a thank you. Completely unexpected—and deeply appreciated. Just one way in which God works through us to reach others. There … Continue reading

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Called to Follow Him

“I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12 Continue reading

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Hope When You Can’t Fix It

Some situations feel like a never-ending circle. I go around and around never getting anywhere. But still, I feel like there must be something I can do. So, I keep trying. And I keep getting nowhere. Continue reading

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Be Still

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 I woke up this morning with this verse going through my mind.
I wonder if sometimes we breeze over this verse. Be still, and know that I am God. Continue reading

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In the Lord’s Strength

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11 ESV When I read Paul’s … Continue reading

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God’s Strength to Persevere

#DailyDevotional PERSEVERE. “As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. James 11:5 Continue reading

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Hold My Tongue

I asked God to hold my tongue and not let me say what I was thinking. I asked Him to help me calm down and diffuse the emotions that were overcoming me. Continue reading

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Small Steps are Big

“The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’” Matthew 25:21 (NLT) We like to … Continue reading

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Grace Alone

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in … Continue reading

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