Too Much Grey!

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love, prayer
“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 Have you ever asked yourself, “What has this world come to?” As I reflect on my upbringing, I remember right and wrong being more […]

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Struggles

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Struggles: Yes we all go through them. Sometimes we know why and probably most often we don’t. James tells us to… ‘Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,’ James 1:2. James tells us to consider it all joy when we go through them. But it can be […]

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Growling Like a Bear

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions
“We all growl like bears; we moan mournfully like doves. We look for justice but find none; for deliverance, but it is far away. For our offenses are many in Your sight, and our sins testify against us.” Isaiah 59:11-12a “It’s not faaaaaair!” How many times have I chastised my kids for their

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Feelings of Inferiority

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Early in my life, I experienced some feelings of inferiority. Because we struggled financially, my mother and I didn’t live in the “right”

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Broken Relationships

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“I want to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering” Philippians 3:10 How are you doing today? Is everything going great or are you struggling with a broken relationship? Or perhaps you have an incurable disease – maybe something worse. Some parts of our

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How Can I Remain Silent

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love, prayer
“For how can I bear to see disaster fall on my people? How can I bear to see the destruction of my family?”  Esther 8:6 Harriet Tubman was an African-American who escaped slavery by means of the Underground Railway into Pennsylvania from the South. However, once freed, knowing that others

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How Temptations Lose Their Power

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions
We’ve all been there. The battle raging in the mind. Should I? Shouldn’t I? What would it hurt? I’m not sure I can say “no.” How can I say “no”? Peter did something he thought he would never do. He denied the Lord. In the heat of the temptation, he told others he never knew […]

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Faithful Friend

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful.” 2 Timothy 2:11-13 Have you ever had a friend abandon you after a […]

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He Desires to Save Us

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“And Isaiah boldly says, ‘I was found by those who did not seek me, I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me.’” Romans 10:20 Sometimes God really surprises us with the people he decides to save. Saul of Tarsus comes to mind. He was a terrible person who dragged men and women […]

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Barely Thriving

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“But in your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God” Nehemiah 9:31 Years ago, I was given a Chinese evergreen in a sympathy basket when my husband died. When it grew, I replanted it and all went well for a while. Then the

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God Knows Our Needs

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Philippians 4:10-19 Today’s passage presents an interesting paradox. Paul promises the Philippians that God will supply all their needs (Philippians  4:19) yet admits that he has experienced times of want (Philippians  4:12). To reconcile these two statements, let’s consider

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Finding Perfect Peace

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3 Almost everyone I know wants more peace in their lives. Many people that I know are desperately hoping and grasping for what seems altogether impossible in their present situations. They

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Every Reason to be Content

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.” Philippians 4:11 You have every reason to be content! A man once went to a minister for counseling. He was in the midst of financial collapse. “I’ve lost everything,” he bemoaned. “Oh, I’m so sorry

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Soar Like an Eagle

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They  will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by life’s problems? You want to soar above them but you feel yourself being sucked

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Out of the Pit

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.”  Psalm 40:2 Years ago, I fell into a season of total despair. And although I knew God was with me, the more time passed and my […]

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God’s Protection

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Can you look back over your life and see instances of God’s protection? My junior year of college I was fascinated by a movement of Christians. Some of my friends decided to spend the summer at the movement’s largest church and be discipled. When I tried to do the same every door

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In Your Faithfulness

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. “  Psalm 143:1 Thought Some days are just plain tough! Those we care about are hurting. Our plans are falling through. Our prayers seem to bounce off the ceiling and fall at our

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