If Not for Your Grace

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (NLT) I have come to find that my efforts alone are worthless when it comes to achieving anything I set out to accomplish. […]

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Choose Faith over Fear

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Many of the people scolded him and told him to be quiet. But he shouted even more loudly, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’” Mark 10:48 (GN) If you’re going to make a fresh start with faith in your life, you have to face your fears. Don’t let them control you! Fear has an […]

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Angels In Disguise

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 Recently I had to go for a CT scan and an MRI. Why do they make those tunnels so confining and loud? Even the open ones seem freaky. I’ve had these

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God Understands You

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Jesus was undiluted deity. No wonder no one argued when he declared, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18). He has authority over everything. And he has it forever! Yet in spite of this lofty position, Jesus was willing for a time to forgo the privileges of

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Reconciliation

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinance, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both […]

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Kind and Compassionate

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love, prayer
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”  Ephesians 4:32 Thought Be kind and compassionate — two qualities that seem to be in short supply. Maybe it’s because we hold up the wrong heroes. Unfortunately these two qualities are often

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Pillars of an Unshakable Life

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Know that God is: God is the eternal God. Everything there is in the heavens and on the earth—every planet, every plant, every person, and every creature had a first moment, a first day, or a first breath—and that “first” came from God. There has never been an eternal moment without God…from

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Press On

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“ Hannah became pregnant and in due time bore a son and named him Samuel [heard of God], Because, she said, I have asked him of the Lord.” 1 Samuel 1:20 (AMPC)   I want to speak to those that have been following hard after God in obedience; you have been living by the Word of God, […]

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The Key to Enduring Hardship

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Genesis 50:15-21 God has given us many amazing promises in His Word. Yet, though we are assured of His steadfast love (Romans 8:38-39), provision (2 Corinthians 9:8), and guidance (Proverbs 16:9), He has not promised us an easy, trouble-free life. What we can count on, however, is that

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Blessed are the Merciful

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy” Matthew 5:7 (KJV). If you and I have a desire to imitate God, seldom do we accomplish that purpose more than in the practice of showing mercy. God delights in nothing more than in the exercise of showing mercy. One of the clear

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The Lord is My Shepherd

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“The Lord is my Shepherd; I have everything I need.” Psalm 23:1 (NLT) I started a 40-day fast, abstaining from spending, acquiring and shopping. Thankfully my husband eagerly accepted the challenge to shop for groceries and necessities. Although as a woman I enjoy shopping, I realized early on

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We Like Sheep

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Sheep aren’t smart. They tend to wander into running creeks for water, then their wool grows heavy and they drown. They have no sense of direction. They need a shepherd to lead them to calm water. So do we! We, like sheep, tend to be swept away by waters we should have avoided. We have […]

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God Uses Our Suffering

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Hebrews 12:10-11 Joseph’s life involved much suffering. The young man was betrayed by his brothers, sold into slavery, unjustly imprisoned, and forgotten. But when God’s plan was revealed, Joseph declared that it was good (Genesis. 45:7-8). Scripture tells us that the Lord has many

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God’s Purpose

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever — do not abandon the works of your hands.”  Psalm 138:8 Thought God has a purpose and plan for each of our lives. The greatest thing we can do is to find that purpose and live it out. We can trust […]

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Obedience Leads to Peace

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:6-7

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Perfect Peace

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you” — Isaiah 26:3 Thought While it is naive, on one hand, to think that trusting in God makes all of our problems go away — Christians have many of the same problems that unbelievers do because they share the

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Piece versus Peace

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
I have heard serene and beautiful places described as a “little piece of heaven“.  It may be a pristine beach with tumbling waves glistening in the moonlight. A vast mountain vista or a bubbling creek under the canopy of shade trees. But it is ONLY a piece. It cannot replace the inner peace

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I Love the Lord

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“I love the Lord. He heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.” — Psalm 116:1-2 Thought Understanding the Lord’s love, presence, and nearness should lead us to serve him and to deepen our relationship with him. […]

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Near

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
I want to be counted among those who intentionally draw near to Jesus—near to the One who saved us, loves us, and pours immeasurable grace and mercy into our lives; the One who leads and guides us, strengthens us, and never leaves us alone. I remember others long before me who are known for

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No Holding Back

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” Ephesians 3:12 I came to a place in my relationship with God when, for the first time, I felt I was able to openly talk to Him. I shared my heart, my pain, my sin… anything and everything. I didn’t […]

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