Unresolved Anger

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“But God said to Jonah, ‘Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?’ ‘It is,’ he said. ‘And I’m so angry I wish I were dead.’” Jonah 4:9 Anger is a silent killer. Not only can it fester in our hearts and cause our blood pressure to rise — it also discolours […]

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Dealing With Anger

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Colossians 3:8-17 Christians are called to put aside “anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech” (Colossians  3:8). The command is clear, but the process of achieving and maintaining this goal may seem confusing and overwhelming. The first step is to recognize anger in our

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Better a Millstone

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than […]

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Saying ‘Thank You’

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“He brought them out of the gloom and darkness and broke their chains.   Let them give thanks to the Lord.”  Psalm 107:14-15 Worship is when you’re aware that what you’ve been given is far greater than what you can give.  Worship is the awareness that were it not for His

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Be Calm. Be Strong. Be Thankful!

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 Her warm, cheerful country kitchen was a lovely place to sit with a coffee and talk about life. The wooden plaque on the wall spoke volumes. “Be calm. Be

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Is Your Faith Worth Sharing?

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day“ Proverbs 4:18 (KJV). I had just finished giving a message, challenging students and young executives to commit their lives to helping to fulfill the Great Commission when Steve approached me with

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Hospitali-TEA

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Beth’s prayer was to be used by God.  He had given her the gift of hospitality, but she thought it was just for friendly ‘get togethers’.  But could God use her social gift as an outreach? The answer was YES! Beth explored the idea, and created a Hospitali-TEA (T-E-A) ministry. 

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When God Seems Small

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Lately, I’ve found myself complaining about the very things God gave me in answer to my prayers. Too often, I focus on the uncomfortable, zoom in on the uneasy, and plead for something better. And thanksgiving forgets to rest on my lips. Without thanksgiving, our God becomes small. Forgetting

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The Purpose of Our Trials

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: 1 Peter 4:12-14 We shouldn’t expect the Christian life to be easy and comfortable, because believers aren’t exempt from trials. In fact, becoming a Christian may result in increased trouble and suffering. Peter refers to such hardship as a “fiery ordeal,” and tells us not to be surprised

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Clouds

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 We lived on a high ridge in a scenic area. One day I headed to town and the beautiful day lifted my spirit. Looking ahead I saw clouds blanketing the land below. It was pea-soup fog all the way down. Later, […]

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A Life Well-Lived

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
This past Sunday, I was reminded, how easy it is to mindlessly sing songs, like I Surrender All,  (I surrender all, I surrender all, all to Thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender all.  –(Judson W. Van DeVenter) in our time of worship each week,  yet never give any thought to what

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He Hears Our Cries

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Lord, You know the hopes of humble people. Surely, You will hear their cries and comfort their hearts by helping them”  Psalm 10:17 Some time ago Nancy DeMoss, who with her beloved husband, Art (one of my dearest friends), had launched a fruitful ministry to executives, called to

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Faith and Fear

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”  Mark 4:40 Did you ever play any “trust games”? I remember being blindfolded once and having to trust that the one leading me would not allow me to trip on an unseen hazard and break my neck. It was an anxious […]

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Pressing Undo

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“If the anger of the ruler flares up against you, do not resign from your position, for a calm response can undo great offences.”  Ecclesiastes 10:4 Many items of computer software have an “undo” button. It allows us to erase forever your most recent action and redo it the way you first

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Respond or React

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Susan yelled at the kids. She didn’t like doing it but it seemed to be happening a lot lately. She sat down for a cup of coffee after supper. A Bible verse on the back of a magazine that was with today’s mail caught her eye. “A soft answer turns away anger but harsh words […]

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Faithful Messengers

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“And when he again brings the firstborn into the world he says, ‘And let all the angels of God worship him.’ And of the angels he says, ‘Who makes his angels winds and his ministers a flame of fire.’Hebrews 1:6-7 They have been watching us since the beginning of time. A few people have had […]

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Angels Sent from God

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him”Luke 22:43 When my mother was forty years old, she became pregnant — with twin girls. There were already five other children. We lived on a large farm in a rural area, and there was no end of work to do. I was twelve years of […]

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