He is Trustworthy – Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 A question was asked this morning in the book I’ve been […]

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 […]

The God We Have Known – Deuteronomy 11:26-28

“See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse; the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God…and the curse, if you do not obey…but turn aside…to go after other gods that you have not known.” Deuteronomy 11:26-28 In these verses, this morning I was struck by the phrase, […]

Seeking Him Here – Hebrews 11:6

“The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight.” Proverbs 11:5a “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9a “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to […]