Trading Anxiety for Joy – 1 Samuel 26:8-11

“Then said Abishai to David, ‘God has given your enemy into your hand this day. Now please let me pin him to the earth with one stroke of the spear, and I will not strike him twice.’ But David said to Abishai, ‘Do not destroy him, for who can put out his hand against the […]

The Personal Love of God – Psalm 116:1

“I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.” Psalm 116:1 I read a devotion this morning by Charles Stanley that focused on this verse and the beautiful reality that God hears us and cares about the small things in our lives, not just “big” prayer requests. And I’d […]

Anguish and Joy – Isaiah 53:11

“Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.” Isaiah 53:11 This is one of my favorite verses in all of Scripture. Capturing so powerfully Jesus’ perspective of His sacrifice […]

Provision for Every Promise – Genesis 22:13-14

“And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called the name of that place, ‘The LORD will provide’; as it […]

Different – Jeremiah 11:4

“…Listen to my voice, and do all that I command you. So shall you be my people, and I will be your God” Jeremiah 11:4b I am the Lord’s. As His, my life is to look different. Very different from the world. It looks different because I listen to Him. I don’t just go along […]