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Black Holes

Black Holes

A black hole. That’s what it seems like at times in our personal lives. “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. 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…

Assurance of His Provision

Assurance of His Provision

“Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.”  Psalm 37:3 Thought Having a place of permanence in the middle of life’s uncertainties and having the assurance of God’s provision are based on two very clear principles: trusting in the LORD and doing good to others. When we live…

Your Divine Reversal

Your Divine Reversal

Move forward as if God is moving forward in your life. Give no quarter to the voices of doubt and fear. “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” Isaiah 40:31 Your…

Each Step We Take

Each Step We Take

Every step we take, every path we follow, even when we stumble and fall, God is holding onto us. I hope you will always remember that as you continue your journey, and as you choose to walk by faith with the Lord. Today, I want to leave these scriptures with you. They happen to be…

Hunger Pains

Hunger Pains

Like our bodies, our souls need regular nourishment to function. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”  Matthew 5:6 I was in the zone…typing away without losing my train of thought, editing as I went, the plot moving along. After a while, a slight wooziness washed over me….

Your Hand Will Guide Me

Your Hand Will Guide Me

Father, Thank you for the assurance that I won’t have to face a day without you. “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” Psalm 139:9-10 Thought I guess for…

Risk Believing in God

Risk Believing in God

A Devotional by Max Lucado When forced to stand at the crossroads of belief and unbelief, God’s people choose belief! God’s people risk believing!  Nowhere is this better exemplified than in Joshua’s story. You could argue that the central message of the book of Joshua is this headline:  “God keeps his promises.  Trust him.” Three times…

Trust

Trust

So let’s ask the question: “What must we do to do the work of God?” Jesus replied, “Trust…” Recently I read again what Jesus said in answer to the question of the disciples, “What must we do to do the work of God?” Jesus replied, “Believe… ” (John 6:28-29). That is our work. Paul wrote,…

Comparison is a Thief

Comparison is a Thief

“I will bless you with a future filled with hope—a future of success, not of suffering: . Jeremiah 29:11 CEV We must be careful about comparing our lives to others. When we do, we tend to lose sight of what God is doing in our own lives. God is a God of purpose. He knows…

The Sun Shines

The Sun Shines

Do you find yourself withholding love or rewards from people because you don’t like them? “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on…