I Am With You – Isaiah 41:10

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 This morning I want to spend some time dwelling on the promises written here, promises enough to dispel our fears in […]

Quiet Mercies – Psalm 125:2

“As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people, from this time forth and forevermore.” Psalm 125:2 It seems a quiet morning. But perhaps the quiet is bringing my attention to the renewed peace in my soul. Because it is still there. Rest is enough. Breathing in the moments with my God, reading […]

But I Will Be With You – Exodus 3:11-12; Judges 6:15-16

“But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?’ He said, ‘But I will be with you, and this shall be a sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall […]

The God Who Answers Me – Genesis 35:1-3

“God said to Jacob, ‘Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there. Make an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau. So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, ‘Put away the foreign gods that are among you and purify yourselves […]

Very Present – Psalm 46

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 Very present. My God is very present. The footnote in my Bible says this verse may also read “well proved” – which means He has proven, time and time again, to be our help in times of trouble. Times when His […]

Defying His Glorious Presence – Isaiah 3:8

“For Jerusalem has stumbled, and Judah has fallen, because their speech and their deeds are against the LORD, defying his glorious presence.” Isaiah 3:8 I read the passage containing this verse a few days ago, and have since been processing this thought: I live in the glorious presence of God. He is here, in my […]

The Abundance of His Steadfast Love – Psalm 5:7

“But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house.” Psalm 5:7a It is through the abundance of the steadfast love of our God that we are able to enter into His presence without fear. The ark of His covenant with the Israelites had a mercy seat. His throne in Heaven is […]