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When the stress and struggles of life get you down, you need a word of encouragement to lift you up. Author & speaker Darlene Sala provides insight from God's word to remind you that you are loved by God and that He is with you always.

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When the stress and struggles of life get you down, you need a word of encouragement to lift you up. Author & speaker Darlene Sala provides insight from God's word to remind you that you are loved by God and that He is with you always.

    When You Don’t Understand What God Is Doing

    When You Don’t Understand What God Is Doing

    Sometimes God allows painful experiences in our lives, and we simply don’t understand why.  You know that God can heal, yet at times He allows your illness to continue. Perhaps you have a problem that lands you in court, and although you ask for God’s help, you don’t win the lawsuit. You have a financial need, yet you don’t get hired at that new job you applied for. Those are the times when our faith is tested.

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    How To Comfort A Friend

    How To Comfort A Friend

    Once when we were walking through the ruins of Petra in the country of Jordan, a woman in our group became dizzy and lay down on the sandstone floor. I stayed with her while the rest of the group continued the tour. In a short time, a number of the local men came and sat nearby. I could see compassion on their faces, though they never said a word.

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    Surviving Calamity

    Surviving Calamity

    On January 12, 2020, Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupted.  Our friends Len and Mari Cris Faustino had developed a farm located 16 kilometers from the volcano--filled with crops, fruit trees, coffee trees, rare plants and a number of animals. When the volcano erupted, Mari Cris posted pictures on Facebook of the gray, ash-coated farm that looked as if they had been taken with black-and-white film, and we wondered if the farm would ever again produce the beautiful crops for which it had become well known.

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    I Will Come And Get You

    I Will Come And Get You

    John 3:16, the verse that probably more people know than any other in the Bible, tells us that if we believe in Jesus, we’ll not perish but have eternal life. That’s a wonderful promise.  But there’s a verse in the 14th chapter of the book of John that somehow is of even more comfort to me. It’s verse 3, which says, “When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am” (John 14:3 NLT). In this verse Jesus promises not just eternal life, but eternal life with Him

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    The Tortoise And The Snail

    The Tortoise And The Snail

    Have you ever dreamed that you were trying to run in your sleep? Isn’t it frustrating? Try as you will, you can make very little progress. And if you are trying to run from some danger, the dream turns into a nightmare.

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    Jesus Does The Impossible

    Jesus Does The Impossible

    The man had been lame for thirty-eight years—so lame that although he lay right by the Pool of Bethesda, he couldn’t get himself into the waters. “When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, ‘Would you like to get well?’” (John 5:6 NLT).

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I Sell OC ,

Food for my soul!

The inspiring words from Darlene Sala truly encourage me and give peace to my soul. I am so appreciative of how this podcast speaks to my heart every day!

packedforthejourney ,

A lift to my week!

Encouraging Words is just what the title says...encouraging and uplifting, helping me get my thinking straight. The best 2 minutes of my day.

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