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while it’s tough to have compassion for someone who’s hurting us in the moment of rejection, it is possible to have compassion for their obvious hurt. Hurt people hurt people. Dig beneath the surface of a mean girl and you’ll find a girl riddled with insecurities and possibly even self-hatred.

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Psalm 73:26 (NIV) I "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." I Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies I Week 5 Verse I #Uninvited #P31OBS

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#TameYourList Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study {Just. Rest.}: "In Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV), Jesus has this to say: 'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.'" ~Stacy Lowe || click here to read the rest of today's #P31OBS blog post --> https://proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/2015/09/24/just-rest/

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"God didn't choose to love you because you were lovely, He loved you and then you became lovely." Jennifer Rothschild // If you were ever "picked last," let today's devotion remind you that you're chosen and loved.

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Isaiah 54:10 || Let's live in the absolute assurance of God’s love. || Read more from Lysa TerKeurst in her Proverbs 31 Devotion: http://proverbs31.org/devotions/devo/why-would-god-let-this-happen/

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All of life’s losses break us, break through us, scar us. I want them not to. Frankly, there are days I’d like to hide my scars and the jagged edges of my brokenness, days when I wish there were no marks to bear. But if losses don’t leave their mark — how can we say we were ever marked or shaped by love? Scars are signs that show the way we loved. -Ann Voskamp

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Romans 8:31 (NIV) | "What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?" | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | Week 1 Verse | #Uninvited #P31OBS

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Lord, waiting is hard. Forgive me for being impatient and trying to “help” work out things on my own. I truly want to focus on You rather than the object of my wait. I ask Your Spirit to calm my anxious heart as l learn to patiently wait on Your best for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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“Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.” Mark 6:51-52 (NIV)

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