Author Archives: Shirlee Abbott

Blessed Comforter

John 14:26 (TLB) But when the Father sends the Comforter instead of me—and by the Comforter I mean the Holy Spirit—he will teach you much, as well as remind you of everything I myself have told you.   We mourn, and … Continue reading

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Blessed Comfort

Think of the disciples, daily walking and talking with Jesus, and then . . . he was gone. Surely they mourned, as Jesus knew they would. He promised them comfort:   John 14:26 (AMP) . . . the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, … Continue reading

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Blessed Grief

  “The true man of God is heartsick, grieved at the worldliness of the Church, grieved at the toleration of sin in the Church, grieved at the prayerlessness in the Church.” Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994 ) Blessed are those who mourn … Continue reading

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Simple Comfort

Matthew 5:4 (NIV) Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed because they are comforted.   How sad to forever mourn and never be comforted (maybe that’s what hell is like).

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Good Grief

  Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn.  Do you agree?   That makes no sense In the Bible, must be true. But how? What if you lived without grief? That means that you never loved enough to grieve when … Continue reading

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Healing Shelter

  A good hospital is a safe shelter for people in need of healing. And a good hospital requires resources—things that are hard to find in some places. Mercy Ships has found a way:   “A ship is the most … Continue reading

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Simple Fear

Proverbs 9:10 (ERV) Wisdom begins with fear and respect for the Lord. Your attitude sets you on the path to wisdom. Not your reading skills.  

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Believe in Fear

I mentioned “the fear of the Lord.” My friend responded, “God doesn’t want us to fear him. God is love.” I answered, “It’s in the Bible. Both. Fear and love.”   Lord God, you are more than I can understand. … Continue reading

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Glorious Fear

  So you think there’s no need to fear God? Maybe that’s what Moses thought when he asked God to show him his glory. God said, “Yes . . . but.” Exodus 33:20-23 (MSG) “But you may not see my … Continue reading

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Amazing Fear

If you don’t understand how fearsome God is, you can’t appreciate how much Christ has done for us.   “’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,   And grace my fears relieved.” John Newton, 1773 Amazing Grace

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