Hope or Fear – Psalm 147:11

“but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.” Psalm 147:11 This is why I have no need to fear. My future is not determined by my strength or my ability to get it all right. It is determined by my God who takes pleasure in […]

A Safe Place – Psalm 91:4

“He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” Psalm 91:4 Under His wings we find refuge. Refuge. From our self-criticisms. From the weariness of trying to be more, to do more. From guilt of past choices, whether sinful or simply unwise. […]

Faithful – Deuteronomy 33:26-27

“There is none like God, O Jeshurun, who rides through the heavens to your help, through the skies in his majesty. The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:26-27a Today I simply want to focus on faithfulness. The steady, constant faithfulness of my God. The God of perfect […]

Turning Curses Into Blessings – Deuteronomy 23:5

“But the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loved you.” Deuteronomy 23:5 Isn’t this what God does in our lives? It’s amazing that in all these generations, since before anything began, He has never changed…His […]

No Fear in Love – 1 John 4:18

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” 1 John 4:18 It’s difficult to not be able to fix everything. To be faced with a situation or a person that I desperately wish would change and yet know that it isn’t up to me. To know that there isn’t really anything […]

Perfect Love – Psalm 56:8-9

“You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in a bottle. Are they not in your book?… This I know, that God is for me.” Psalm 56:8-9 I read a quote this morning from Samuel Rutherford, a Scottish minister in the 1600s. It’s from a letter he wrote while imprisoned because of his […]