Flourishing Wilderness – Isaiah 51:3

“For the LORD comforts Zion; He comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.” Isaiah 51:3 If I will allow the Lord to comfort me, this is what He will […]

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 […]

Revealing Himself As We Need – 1 Samuel 3:10

“And the LORD came and stood, calling as at other times, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ And Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant hears.’” 1 Samuel 3:10 Reading through this passage this morning of the Lord’s calling of His prophet, Samuel, I was reminded of a devotion I wrote several years ago considering the unique ways in which […]

Winning the Land – Joshua 17:16

“The people of Joseph said, ‘The hill country is not enough for us. Yet all the Canaanites who dwell in the plain have chariots of iron, both those in Beth-Shean and its villages and those in the Valley of Jezreel.’” Joshua 17:16 “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of […]

Our Lord is Upright – Psalm 92:14-15

“They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, to declare that the LORD is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.” Psalm 92:14-15 My Lord is upright. Even when I don’t understand His plan, this does not change. He is upright and this […]