I was reading Psalm 27 the other day and these two verses jumped out at me: “Hide not Your face from me; turn not Your servant away in anger, You Who have been my help! Cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation! Although my father and my mother have forsaken me,… Continue reading Abandonment and David
If you humble yourself in God’s awesome presence, he will eventually exalt you as you leave the timing in his hands. Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you. Be well balanced and always alert, because your enemy, the devil, roams around incessantly, like a roaring… Continue reading Pour out your heart to God
Are you in need of guidance, discernment, wisdom for a decision, a new opportunity or a relationship? Who couldn’t use more wisdom! The more complex our society gets, the more we need wisdom to navigate ourselves through all the tangles of the world. Jesus knows all about our world and gave us the Holy Spirit… Continue reading Discernment and wisdom
I was reading Proverbs 19 the other day and verse 22 jumped out to me…“A man is charming when he displays tender mercies to others. And a lover of God who is poor and promises nothing is better than a rich liar who never keeps his promises.” This was one of those times when the Spirit starts… Continue reading Promises
There are several accounts of the disciples in a boat trying hard to keep control of it as a storm came up in the middle of the night. The references are Matthew 8 and 14, Mark 4 and 6, and John 6. I refrain from posting the actual texts here as it would make this… Continue reading Disciples at Sea
“Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His words lest He reprove you, and you be proved a liar.” Proverbs 30:5-6 One can read these two verses and come away with some fear. Does it provoke that type of response in you? It… Continue reading How God’s Word is tested
With the entrance of a new year (2018) I wanted to share a fresh insight into those prayers you don’t pray anymore…those prayers that have long been pushed under the carpet because you’ve prayed them for so long without seeing any answer to them. We all have them, well, at least I do. We have… Continue reading Prayers you don’t pray anymore…
With everything going on in the world today once only has to listen to a few minutes of any newscast and they will find fear entering their hearts. Truly, if we aren’t careful over that which we watch and listen to, fear will get a grip on us. Allow me to share some of the… Continue reading Peace in the midst of our storms
“Which of you by taking thought (being anxious) can add one cubit to his stature?” Matthew 6:27 KJV The idea in this verse has always puzzled me. It is a ridiculous notion that anyone can worry themselves taller. (Although, being a short person, it would be nice)! The rest of the reasons Jesus gives in this… Continue reading Anxiety, worry and God’s provision!
Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Whenever I consider these words a memory arises: When I was 4 or 5 I… Continue reading Is God there when I am afraid?