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Beauty From Brokenness - #5948
They can see through your wounds the amazing beauty of a joy and a hope that only a Savior like Jesus can give. If you'll turn away from your despair, and maybe bitterness, anger, and self-pity, and give your brokenness to Him, He can do that miracle for you. The songwriter was right when he said, "All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife. But He made something beautiful of my life."

How to Know Where You're Going When You Can't See - #5942
Through His forever-trustworthy words, God will keep for you His promise for the days when you can't see where you're going. You can stake everything on this promise: Isaiah 42:16 - "I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them."

Sheep Shoving - #5938
We like to be led. The destination the shepherd wants the sheep to go is the same, whether he's up front leading or behind pushing. What's different is how the sheep respond. If you have a sheep that isn't going where you're trying to take him or her, consider if part of the problem is the shepherd.

What To Do With The Garbage - #2528
There is no reason to deal with the garbage of your life again. Not when Jesus Christ has shown you what to do with it. Bring all of that garbage up skull hill where it was already dealt with by Jesus, and leave it there.

Send me - a Christian perspective
God calls us to service--but He looks to us to enthusiastically accept that call. In this passage, the prophet Isaiah speaks up boldly in response to God's call.

One Life-or-Death Moment - #5923
You can be sure if there was any other way that we could be forgiven, any other way we could go to heaven, God would have never had His Son go through what He did on that cross. But all the goodness, all the spirituality, all the religion in the world cannot pay our death penalty. Somebody has to die and somebody did. You and I did the sinning, but Jesus did the dying. He is your only hope, and He's offering you a chance to reach out and grab Him as your Savior today.

Getting Rid of the Wall - #3519
These "sins" that have cut us off from God are the countless times that we have done it our way instead of God's way. The tragedy of the wall is that the only One who has the love we need to fill the hole in our heart is on the other side of that wall. It's no wonder you're so lonely so often.

More Than a Launch - #3501
True worship results in repentance. So you say, "Lord, I'm a mess." Like Isaiah, you see the ugliness of specific sin - in his case, it had something to do with his mouth - but you melt into repentance. And then, because He shed His blood to pay for that sin, Jesus comes and cleans you up for this new day.

The Shocking View Through 4-D Glasses - #3456
People Jesus died for so they could be rescued from all this - people who may never know Jesus unless you introduce them to Him. He has positioned you in their life to be their rescuer. Once you see what Jesus sees, you'll rescue the dying, whatever it takes!

When You've Been Burned - #3738
Hard steps, important steps, steps to healing. Jesus heals burn victims - and replaces their mourning with gladness, their ashes with beauty, their despair with praise. Let Him work that healing miracle in you.