Pray About Everything

Category: Daily Devotions, Pray
Pray About Everything “Call to me in times of trouble. I will save you, and you will honor me.” Psalm 50:15 (NCV) Want to worry less? Then pray more. Rather than look forward in fear, look upward in faith. This command surprises no one. Regarding prayer, the Bible never blushes. Jesus taught

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Clouded View

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
It can happen in a matter of minutes. A beautiful sunshiny day can become overcast, gloomy, and dank. A wet fog rolls in and blankets everything. It clings to you as you strain to see beyond a few feet in front of you. You feel closed in, almost claustrophobic. Your hands are tempted to swoosh

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His Presence and Help

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”  Isaiah 41:13 Thought Life crashes in and we wish we could be children again and have someone to take care of us and protect us. Into our confused and chaotic […]

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Delight in God

Category: Daily Devotions
“Delight yourself in the Lord.” Psalm 37:4 The teaching of these words must seem surprising to those who have never known real godliness, but to the sincere believer they only restate a recognized and profound truth. The life of the believer is described as a “delight” in God, and therefore

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Finding Treasures

Category: Daily Devotions
“if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God”. (Proverbs 2:3-5) Time just seems to stand still when I am with […]

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Crushed in Spirit

Category: Daily Devotions
Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” When sadness and depression settles into one’s mind, heart, and soul, it is not easy to shuck the feelings off, break out of the rut, and move on as some may suggest or think. At times, inner

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Brokenness as a Good Thing

Category: Daily Devotions
“Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.”Psalm 51:8 (NIV) In the school of Christ, brokenness is a good thing. Here’s why: It’s impossible to become intimate with God unless we are broken of our independence, broken of our pride, and broken of our insistence that

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Two Ways Through a Valley

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Psalm 27:1-14 What do you do when the pressures of life seem greater than you can bear? Journeys through a valley are inevitable and painful, but God doesn’t waste them. The trials of life can be times of discovery about Him. In our helplessness, we discover His almighty power to sustain

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Painful Memories

Category: Daily Devotions
“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering” Philippians 3:10 How are you doing today? Is everything in your life great right now or are you suffering? Painful memories?  I can relate. Life’s journey can be painful some times. We all wish we could

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Your Father’s Heart Longs for You

Category: Daily Devotions
“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing” Zephaniah 3:17  “The Lord Your God is in the midst of you, a mighty One, a Savior—who saves! He will rejoice over […]

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Four Steps to Forgiving Others

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” Ephesians 4:31-32 (NIV). Too many of us don’t really understand what forgiveness is. We struggle

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Forgiveness Opens the Door

Category: Daily Devotions
“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Matthew 6: 14, 15 (LAB) I’ve pondered these verses. God’s forgiveness of our sins seems to hinge on how we forgive others. Why is this

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Call and Wait Upon the Lord

Category: Daily Devotions
“I love the LORD, because He has heard my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.” Psalm 116:1-2 A new morning beginsHere starts another dayHere goes another weekI will go where He leadsI will call and I will wait […]

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Keep Waiting–God is at Work

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
I’m convinced the Sabbath was created for frantic souls like me, people who need a weekly reminder that the world will not stop if I do. In one of the most dramatic examples of waiting in the Bible, Daniel prays for people who’d been oppressed for seventy years. He abstained from food and drink

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Sleeping Trouble

Category: Daily Devotions
Millions of Americans have trouble sleeping!  You may be one of them. Only one other living creature has as much trouble resting as we do.  They are woolly, simpleminded, and slow…sheep. Sheep can’t sleep!  For sheep to sleep, everything must be just right. No predators. No tension in the

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Strength

Category: Daily Devotions
Strength You are the apple of God’s eye, you are fearfully and wonderfully made, precious in His sight! In spite of the challenges you face each day, the Lord will give to you enough of His grace and strength to get through victoriously! Yes, He is imparting His Love within you to turn the

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Break the Cycle

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36 I always thought I was free. Not only was I descended from independent pioneer forebears, but I had also come to understand (I thought) the concept of grace. It was comforting to think that, even though there was compromise in my

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