But If Not

What to Do When God Doesn’t Seem to Answer Your Prayers

David Brandt Berg

A girl wrote me:

I started serving the Lord a couple of years ago for eight months, but then I stopped because my face became very spotty. It sounds so silly, but it was my biggest trial! I prayed that God would heal me, but for some reason He didn’t. Then I started working for the Lord again about two months ago, and my face has become all spotty again. I have worked myself into such a state over it that it keeps[...] read more

Trust God Anyhow

Victory from Seeming Defeat
David Brandt Berg

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The Lord lets us go through tests sometimes. He can even make it appear as if He is being a little too hard on us, so that we’re tempted to think, “How could God let us suffer like this? How can He let that sort of thing happen?” The Devil is always around to try to make you doubt and even criticize the Lord, like he did with Job.

God said about Job, “There is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God[...] read more

God’s Chesspiece

You Can’t, but He Can!

David Brandt Berg

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The Lord wants you to be yourself and not try to be somebody else or pretend to be something you’re not. When I was teaching music, I used to point to a note on the musical scale and tell my students, “That’s what I want you to be—B natural!”

God doesn’t want you to try or pretend to be something you’re not and couldn’t possibly be. However, He teaches in His Word that almost anybody can be almost anything—if they have [...] read more

Faith the Title Deed

Based on the writings of David Berg

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Faith has lost its meaning to us today. Today the word faith means kind of a hazy vague belief of some kind in something or other; the word faith doesn’t really mean much. But in God’s Word it means much more than that! It is the SUBSTANCE, it is the “HUPOSTASIS”, it is the TITLE DEED!

Nearly 400 years ago, when they were translating the Greek New Testament into English, the translators ran into a puzzling problem: How should they[...] read more

All Things Work Together for Your Good!

Based on the writings of David Berg

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One of the most encouraging and comforting things that a Christian needs to realise and constantly remember–particularly when he’s going through times of trouble, trials and tribulations–is that our Heavenly Father LOVES us, and is in absolute and total control of our lives!–And that NOTHING can happen to us without HIS will or HIS permission! So even if WE don’t always understand exactly why we’re going through such trials,[...] read more

The Advantage of a Handicap!

Based on the writings of David Berg

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During his last great political campaign, the American President, Theodore Roosevelt, was shot by a would-be assassin. The surgeon who was treating his wound handed him his steel spectacle case, telling him that it had saved his life. The case, which he had been carrying in his pocket, had broken the force of the bullet, and deflected it from hitting his heart! “Well, now, that’s strange,” said Roosevelt, as he took the case with the shattered[...] read more

Temple Time

David Brandt Berg

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I see a vision of a group of people under a dome in a big central room. They’re all looking up, like they expect something. There are other people rushing around busily out in the wings [in service to God], but the people under the central dome are just standing there quietly, looking up. They’re bathed in a beautiful golden glow from above, and they take deep breaths of the heavenly air that descends on them. It’s the Lord’s temple.

(Prayer:) Oh Lord, for a breath[...] read more