But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. James 1:25 The large sanctuary was nearly full of a congregation waiting in silent anticipation – what was the pastor going to do with the
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 Have you ever considered how much mental effort goes into maintaining a sense of peace in our lives? I have struggled with anxiety and fear in the past and would exhaust myself thinking of all the
Concern overtook my heart as I entered the school to see one of my sons walking towards me, his eyes welling with tears. He sought comfort in my hug, pushing his face into my shirt. “What’s wrong?” I asked. “Malachai got a Rock Star”, he replied as the tears spilled out of his eyes onto
No one likes the darkness. No one willingly answers his knock at the door and invites him in. He simply invades our mind, casting shadows of doubt into the corners of our soul. He represents feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and fear. Darkness inhibits mental clarity and produces hopelessness. Many are devastated by its presence. But
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:42 My friend gazed into her hot coffee, cupping the mug with her hands. “I’m just not feelin’ it”, she said. I could sense her discouragement. Years of struggling in marriage and motherhood left her
For I am the Lord Your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 My alarm went off. Ready or not, the day was here. I knew it was coming, I just didn’t think it would get here this fast.
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 Have you ever been encouraged at just the right time and in just the right way? Perhaps you were going through a difficult situation at work or in a relationship and someone spoke life into your
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3 I haven’t always been a morning person, but after having three boys, I found it to be the only part of the day granting peaceful silence. I rise before the sun, make my
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