This blog is 60+ daily devotional readings for how to remain unbroken amidst life's tough stuff.


A Cord of Three Strands

Opportunity to become like Him

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Romans 8:29, Hebrews 5:7-10 For those whom He foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son...In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because...

Opportunity for an energized hope

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Romans 8:23-25 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he...

Opportunity to deepen faith

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Job 42:1-6 Job answered the Lord and said, “I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore, I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me...

Difficulty of the persecuted Body of Christ

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Acts 9:1-5 But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to...

Difficulty of spiritual defection

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2 Timothy 4:10, Philemon 1:24 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends greetings to you, and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers... [Timothy] Do your best to come to me soon. For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to...

Difficulty of unchecked pride

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Proverbs 16:5,18-19, 21:24 Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the...

Difficulty of the devouring devil

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1 Peter 5:8-11 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you...

Difficulty of the enemy’s opposition

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Ephesians 6:10-12 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the ruler, against the authorities, against the...

Difficulty of indwelling sin

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Psalm 51 and Romans 7 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, You delight in truth in the inward being... For we know that [God’s] Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold under sin. For I do not understand my own actions, for...

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