In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: Romans 8:31-39, 12:10, 1 John 2:1, John 5:22
For a Christ-follower, every day is thanksgiving day. Regardless of our circumstances, our environment, or our conditions that may come our way, we can live a life of gratitude to God. In this message, especially suited for the the North American Thanksgiving holiday season, Dr. Merritt outlines biblical reasons for thanksgiving. When we set aside our personal challenges and look to God, we find that we all have much to be grateful for.
"It is not easy and it seems with each passing day it gets more difficult. You are going to have good days and you are going to have bad days, but even on your worst day it ought to be Thanksgiving Day, because you can know and love and serve a God that stands for you, with you and by you no matter what." --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.