April 14 thoughts

14 04 2020

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains.” C. S. Lewis

  • God’s with you. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed,” Psalm 34:18
  • God listens and responds. “I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4
  • Acting like suffering isn’t happening does not represent Jesus. Lamenting pain, being honest about what we want to see change does represent Jesus. John 11:33-35

Where does your spiritual strength come from? Even on our darkest days, spiritual strength and life-changing joy are available. Here’s suggestions on how to grow stronger: https://bit.ly/3e7GYCX

Just in case it’s helpful I’ve posted encouragement, some book recommendations, and thoughts on lessons learned in our current situation at: https://www.youtube.com/user/benmalmin/

Things to consider with suggested follow up action: https://bit.ly/34y9wkU

Our church videos and more: https://www.facebook.com/CityHarborChurch/

Additional worship songs with lyric videos: https://bit.ly/2RCYsh5

Daily posts: BenMalmin.com

Volunteering Opportunities near you (be sure to check the google document listed): https://bit.ly/3cdcmy8

Sure seems like it’s a good idea to pray for and say Thank You to every first responder, medical professional, caregiver, and the brave people cleaning these facilities.

Much love to you all. May God give you grace and peace today.

– Pastor Ben


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