Category Archives: thoughts by Debbie West

Steadfast in a Fearful World

“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 There are a lot of angry people out there these days. I see it all over the media. People are upset over … Continue reading

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Accepting the Life You Didn’t Expect

PRAYER: Lord, I am struggling. I want to be okay with my present circumstances but I can’t get there. I admit I want something else. Show me how to be at peace. Amen. Continue reading

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Anticipate God’s Goodness

I am confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13 Thought: Change your focus. Decide to believe that good things are on their way. Say this out loud: “I will see the goodness of the Lord”. Continue reading

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True Praise

“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise — the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.” Hebrews 13:15 When is praise to God a sacrifice? It is a sacrifice when I feel like … Continue reading

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Family Responsibility

Lately I’ve encountered many well-meaning people who are frustrated with trying to support their family members. Paul wrote about helping our family, but he also spoke about personal responsibility. Continue reading

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The Gift of Experience

‘Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5&6 Continue reading

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Don’t Think Too Much

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” Isaiah 41:10 I am a “worst-case scenario” thinker. No matter what the situation, I can always jump to a horrible conclusion. A … Continue reading

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Practice the Present

God promises throughout His Word that He has got our future under control and has amazing plans for us. He knows our past and can use it for great things. Our focus needs to be in the present. Here. Right now. This moment. Today, I can enjoy His presence anxiety-free and experience His blessings, while leaving the future and the past to Him. Continue reading

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Forgiving

Forgiveness is for us, not our offenders. It releases us to live in freedom and to learn from the hurts in our past. But it’s not for weaklings; it makes us stronger. Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Listening

Lord, I live in a world full of people who desperately want to be heard. Help me be a better listener to You and to the people around me. Amen. Continue reading

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Work For Peace

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 2:26 God often speaks at the most unexpected times. One day I was casually talking with a friend about a situation at my … Continue reading

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Talk is Cheap Love Is Priceless

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” 1 Corinthians 13:1 One day in the summer of 2003, I stood on a street … Continue reading

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True Confession

Have you ever had a secret? “Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all of you who are upright in heart!” Psalm 32:11 Continue reading

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Trust in God’s Justice

“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” Psalm 37:5-6 Continue reading

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Remember What He Has Done

“I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.” Psalm 77:11 A few years ago in my journey toward healthy living, I came to a game-changing realization. Despite my efforts to the … Continue reading

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