by Erin Webmaster | Jul 25, 2016 | Devotions | 0 comments. If you would like to see more of the PCUSA’s confessional banners, please visit this link: PCUSA Banners. Some were hounded out of their towns; others were arrested by the Gestapo; some were imprisoned, tortured, and eventually executed. When things aren’t going the way you expected, He wants to be the one you turn to. I had a hard time finding things to be thankful for. Psalm 46 reminds us that God is our strength and our refuge - our place of security and safety. info@erinpresbyterian.org How can Habakkuk promise to be thankful during such difficult times? The Church, which should have been neutral in order to confront any form of evil, had sold its soul to the emerging Nazi party. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy… (NIV). And by all means, those things have their place, but have you gone to God? For many people inspirational devotions are important during difficult times in life, such as grief and loss. In Your Holy Name, we earnestly pray. The devotional writings within this book were first given to the author, as she faced overwhelming moments of pain and heartache and have truly brought healing to her own life, while giving her a new heart…a heart that now connects to God, rather than the problem.“Devotions that will become a Remedy during Difficult Times” is filled with 99 inspirational daily devotions; that will shed light, on the darkest moment of despair, while replacing the difficult moments in life, with a remedy that can only be found through Jesus Christ. He wants to be where you go when things are tough. Look to the Bible for your answers and see the power of letting God be your help in times of need. Everything else WILL fall away at one time or another. If you haven’t yet, choose today to do things differently. Health, Wealth, Job Security, Family and Friends. You can choose to go to friends, Netflix and ice cream when things are tough. All else may forsake but God will not. You experience heartache, disappointment and all these difficult things can sometimes make you want to give up on God. Your email address will not be published. They have done this to honor those Christian pastors and people who stood against fascism. It is symbolic of rising against tyranny, as well as overcoming unjust persecution and war. People let you down, situations let you down. My cousins, aunts, and uncles immediately sprung into action and got it hooked up…, The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. Prayer: Lord Jesus, we pray for the gift of discernment to enable us to see these times for what they are and to make right choices in our lives. Choose to let God be your helper. Knoxville, TN 37919 [Map] They will run and not grow weary. It’s nothing you planned on. Life can be really tough at times. Who do you lean on? The devotions can become daily readings or they can be used as a means of inspiration, for a specific need.“Devotions that will become a Remedy during Difficult Times” will lead you to words of wisdom; that come from a powerful God and will become one of the best motivational books you’ve ever read! Finding words for prayer can seem hard during these seasons of life. Not even the Christian is immune to trials and tribulations. At the end of the war, those who survived were recognized for their persistence in presenting the truth, and for upholding the faith in a difficult and devastating time for German Christians. In difficult times, where do I find God’s truth? When you don’t know how you’re going to pass your history class, He wants to be your source of wisdom. God would like to be your help when things get hard. The answers to these questions show you what your life is built upon. – Psalm 46:1 (NLT) Life can be really tough at times. The devotions can become daily readings or they can be used as a means of inspiration, for a specific need. In difficult times, the Church has to make difficult choices, but all of those decisions need to be based upon the character, teaching, and ministry of Jesus Christ, otherwise as a people and religious institution we can be easily led astray by charming demagogues and charismatic dictators. How can we be thankful during difficult times? Maybe you had a friend…, Knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. Romans 8:27 (HCSB) God showed the greatest love that anyone could give by sending us Jesus. Words to Inspire the Heart: An Adult Coloring Book of Quotes and Designs for Peace-Filled Moments of Coloring, Devotions that will Exchange Weakness for Strength, Devotions to Bring Peace During Troubled Times, Baby Steps: A Personal Journey with God through a Lifetime of Pain and Heartache. Thank You for the courage of those Christians in the past and present, who have maintained their allegiance to You, in order to keep us true to our faith in You. People let you down, situations let you down. Praying friends and family are one of God’s ways to strengthen you during difficult times. Prayer: Lord Jesus, we pray for the gift of discernment to enable us to see these times for what they are and to make right choices in our lives. When you experience tough times, what do you do? They bravely spoke out against a growing fascism which was the outcome of years of decadence and economic disparity. It took some time but I realized that I was looking in the wrong place. 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The frenzy of nationalism that Hitler successfully manipulated and stoked, penetrated and influenced the congregations of Germany. How is my faith affected by current circumstances? God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. Help us to call on You, knowing You always hear us. Read God’s promises and find hope in the victories others had in the Bible through faith. Where do you go? It’s up to you though, to decide to let Him have that place in your life. Despite this persecution, they continued to speak out against the Church allying itself to Nazism. The prayers of God's people, in agreement, ascend to Him like sweet, fragrant incense. 2 Timothy 3:1-2 – But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. They will soar high on wings like eagles. However, this Bible verse shows…, But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. Today’s image is taken from the PCUSA’s Book of Confessions. This doesn’t mean that…, “The thief does not come except to steal and to kill and to destroy. Habakkuk new a crucial truth about the Lord, he knew God was unchanged. If you drown your sorrows in ice cream and Netflix, then you know that there is where you go to get help. A disastrous syncretism took place where the Evangelical Church became the sycophantic mouthpiece of an evil which would tragically bring about a Second World War.