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October 4, 2012

Tim Kolodziej: Believe it or not, you’re equipped to handle anything

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NEW CASTLE — What if ...

•You could always have your best friend at your side.

On the first day of school. When you’re lost in the big city. When your husband walks out. While you wait in the doctor’s office for the results of your scan.

“... There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” — Proverbs 18:24

What if ...

•You could overcome the disappointment and resentment you’re feeling right now.

When you’ve been passed over for the promotion. When the coach picks his son for the team instead of you. When you’ve overheard a co-worker gossiping about you. When your neighbor can afford to take his family to Disney World.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” — Romans 8:28

What if ...

•You could overcome your daily frustrations.

With your micro-managing boss. With your annoying co-workers. With your demanding and demeaning teachers. With the bullies at school. With a nagging wife.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” — John 16:33

What if ...

•You grew up without a dad and you’ve always wondered what it would be like to be cradled in his powerful embrace and have him sing to you as you drift off to sleep.

After you just flunked the big test. After you wrecked the car. After you missed both free throws to lose the game. After you got laid off. After your mom says you’ll never amount to anything.

“For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” — Zephaniah 3:17

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