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Reminders from God When You Feel Like a Failure

Many times we get tired of feeling like we are failing. We feel like we’re failing in our jobs, in our marriages, in our families, in our day-to-day lives, but the truth is that God didn’t promise us a lifetime of success.

Still, the ache of failure is painful. You feel like you’ve done everything wrong or like everything you are doing is not making anything better. You start to believe that you’re not good enough— a good enough mom or wife or friend.

Why can’t I run my household with grace?

Why do I feel like my work is sloppy?

Why can’t I just “win” one time?
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/Articles/Reminders-From-God-When-You-Feel-Like-a-Failure.aspx#MU3GHGvovIiywGzS.99

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BeliefNet: Doubting deliverance

It isn’t easy to wrestle with doubt as a Christian. We think we should have the courage of a lion and the faith of an apostle, but we are faced with circumstances in life that make us ask hard questions. Are we beyond God’s reach? Have we been forgotten by God? Does he not see what we’re going through?

We worry when we ask these questions that we’re not the good Christians we should be. We worry that there’s no place for lament in the Christian walk, but it’s important to understand doubt and hold to the promise of deliverance.

There isn’t a quick fix for doubt, and sometimes, it’s a long road to deliverance, but God is sovereign, so how do we walk through doubt without giving up?
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/Galleries/What-to-Do-When-You-Doubt-Deliverance.aspx#xiPzVK4X9xZb0bsD.99

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Finding and keeping Christian friends

About a year ago, my husband and I moved to a new house in a new city. We had a huge living room and a large kitchen with a center island— perfect for entertaining. We had a green backyard with a deck and new barbecue pit. It was a dream house and I imagined it filled with friends and laughter and chip crumbs and coffee rings glowing on my tables.

But we didn’t know anyone yet, and I felt lonely. God is so clear about developing biblical friendships and creating a community around us. He encourages us to meet with each other, to pray with each other, to eat with each other, to celebrate with each other. So how do we get to these God-given friendships and how do we continue to strengthen those bonds?

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Love-Family/Relationships/Friendship/Galleries/Tips-to-Find-and-Keep-Christian-Friends.aspx#T1ErLGmuphrJH7zl.99

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