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Mike Brooks, Taking responsibility – Forthright Magazine forthright.net/2020/03/28/taki

> I suspect that I am not alone in my distaste for the blame game being played between various countries and even the different political parties within our own nation for the existence, spread, and extent of the Corona Virus pandemic. Perhaps never has there been greater need for cooperation in battling this new disease for which there is at present neither preventative vaccine nor proven cure. Countries and agencies around the world are competing for vital medicines and equipment which is in dangerously short supply. Yet many seem to be more interested in blaming others than in working for a common cause.

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Why Do We Sigh? – Preachers Pollard's Blog preacherpollard.com/2020/03/27

> I was watching a program from Japan in which the protagonist sighed. We can relate to sighing. I know I may find myself sighing quite a bit. (One researcher noted we all sigh about every 5 minutes. 1) In this program, however, another person, walking by, cautioned the protagonist not to sigh since that allowed happiness to escape. Later, I observed another Japanese show where the same idea was expressed. I know the Japanese have proverbs and idioms, but I’ve yet to locate the source for that expression. I presume it’s a cultural thing since it’s the only context in which I’ve seen it expressed.

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Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God. I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that […]

What if God made as much time for you as you do for others? – Inspirations By Katheryn inspirationsbykatheryn.com/202

> Get out of your comfort zone. Quit committing sins of omission. Make a point to do something for someone else. When? Today. Too busy?  What if God made as much time for you and you do for others?

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> I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
— Psalm 27:13-14 NIV

There are times when our faith and trust in the promises of God can waver. We see the trials, troubles, and tribulations of life and we begin to falter and lose heart. Although we have experienced great victories of faith in the past, something about the present difficulties leaves us weak in the knees. Although we have overcome faintness of heart before, we find it hard to imagine that this time we can do the same.

It's at times like these that we must dig in like a soldier on a battlefield and be strong and take heart. Faintness of heart is not a viable option. It doesn't solve anything and it doesn't get you anywhere. If we stop believing that the Lord will come through with help in our time of need, then all is lost. A good soldier does not retreat or give up. A good soldier stands his ground and fights. We must take up the shield of faith and fend off all the flaming arrows of the evil one that are designed to undermine and destroy our confidence (Ephesians 6:16).

Since our weapon in the struggle is faith, we must look to the Lord for the solution to our problem rather than to ourselves. We must wait for the Lord. Since we are good soldiers of the Lord God, we do not move forward on the battlefield apart from His command. Charging into the fray apart from God is doomed to disaster. We must wait for the command of the Lord to move forward at the right time and in the right way.

If we remain strong and take heart, we will have the confidence we need to believe that the battle can be won. We will have the confidence we need to believe that we will see the goodness of the Lord not only in the next life, but also in this life---the "land of the living."

Faintness of heart attacks the best of us. If, however, we overcome the attack, we shall see the victory. Today, be strong and take heart.

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His perfect plan | Forthright Fellowship Room fellowshiproom.com/his-perfect

David Binkley shares a verse and a .

Daily Study Bible: Morning, March 26 biblehub.com/devotions/Morning

Challenge for Psalm 122.1:

> We may find worship a chore if we have unconfessed sin or if our love for God has cooled. But if we are close to God and enjoy his presence, we will be eager to worship and praise him. Our attitude toward God will determine our view of worship.

Me: Bitterness, resentment, a divided heart, or any number of attitudes may turn a person from true worship.

When I stumble and sin | Forthright Fellowship Room fellowshiproom.com/when-i-stum

> This verse is difficult for many people to understand. They have the idea that once you become a Christian, one must live a life without a single sin. They feel, rightly so, that they cannot do that.

I’m Safe – Forthright Magazine forthright.net/2020/03/25/im-s

> Here are some of the true, commendable and praiseworthy things we can choose to put under the spotlight.

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A wonderful description of conversion | Forthright Fellowship Room fellowshiproom.com/wonderful-d

> What does it mean to receive Christ? It means to receive his messengers who bring his Good News. The real ones, as distinguished from false teachers, bring a vigorous message of conversion. It means (1) hearing; (2) turning; (3) changing; (4) serving; and (5) waiting:

Daily Study Bible: Morning, March 25 biblehub.com/devotions/Morning

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>Those who love your instructions have great peace
        and do not stumble.
— Psalm 119:165 NLT

Insight
Modern society longs for peace of mind. Here is clear-cut instruction on how to attain this: if we love God and obey his laws, we will have “great peace.”

Challenge
Trust in God, who alone stands above the pressures of daily life and gives us full assurance.

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