Authentic. Passionate. Funny and Biblical all describe Becky Harling. A best-selling author, Becky is a popular speaker at conferences, retreats, and other events. She is the author of 11 books including, How to Listen so Your Kids Will Talk, Psalms for the Anxious Heart, and The Extraordinary Power of Praise. Becky is a certified coach with the John Maxwell Team and a seasoned Bible teacher. You can connect with Becky at www.beckyharling.com, www.harlingleadership.com, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/beckyharlingministries, Twitter, @beckyharling, or on Instagram at Becky Harling
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Recently, I’ve had conversations with friends and family, all who know people who are walking through the wilderness of suffering: cancer, heartache over issues with kids, fractured marriages, and strained friendship.
Meanwhile, the challenges of COVID-19, racial injustice, riots, polarized politics, and wonky weather patterns fill the news reports. I even heard recently on the news that an asteroid is going to come dangerously close to earth in November. Wow!
Needing encouragement, I opened my Bible to the book of Psalms. The psalmist’s words in Psalm 60 jumped off the page at me: “You have shown your people desperate times; You have given us wine that makes us stagger.” My spirit cried, “Yes!”
Thankfully, the psalmist doesn’t leave it there. He goes on to write:
But, for those who fear you, you have raised a banner... – Psalm 60:3-4
So, what comfort is a banner?
You might be thinking, “If an asteroid is going to hit, I need a bunker, not a banner!” I understand, but let’s take a closer look.
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