Mercy Street Church of Christ
Abilene, TX
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A Second Chance Now

A Second Chance Now

Sometimes your burdens may seem endless. You repeatedly go through the same trial, making the same mistakes. The last time through, you thought you had truly mastered this area of your life. However, now you realize that it continues to cause you pain. You question if God has abandoned you or if you have displeased Him so greatly that He would allow this suffering to persist. You wonder if you will ever learn the lesson God desires to teach you. Take heart; the Lord loves you, He is with you, and He will never forsake you. He allows the trials in your life because He desires to give you freedom through them and show you His love. Paul says in Romans 5:3-5, that through your troubles, God develops perseverance, character, hope and the ability to accept His abundant love. Theresa of Avila wrote, We have always seen that those who were closest to Christ our Lord were those with the greatest trials. He is drawing you close through this repeated problem. Do not despair. Cling to Him and He will fill you with His love. Amen.

grace and peace to you,

For Mercy Street Ministries, Im Stan Baldwin.


We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character, and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. - Romans 5:3-5 NIV



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