August 15, 2018

"O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord; hear my urgent cry. I will call to you whenever I'm in trouble, and you will answer me." — Psalm 86:5-7

Psalm 86 is a Psalm of Supplication and Trust. It's a beautiful Psalm of David about prayer.
Have you ever been in trouble? Boy, I have, big time! Sometimes it was not my fault, but most of the time it was. Befor...

August 9, 2018

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:6-7

This is one of the best "calm me down" scriptures that I know and it has to do with prayer. It reminds me to let God do the worrying when things are not working out ver...

May 24, 2018

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," declares the Lord.
— Isaiah 55:8

In his dynamic and well-documented new book, The Case For Miracles, author Lee Strobel describes an event from an interview with noted agnostic Michael Shermer, the founder of the Skeptic Society and editor of Skeptic magazine.

The "event was so mysterious," according to Shermer, that it shook his own allegiance to agnosticism to its core, almost bringin...

April 26, 2018

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. — Proverbs 3:5-6

Many will remember the prime-time TV game show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" starring Regis Philbin. My wife and I watched it just enough to know that the money being given away was not really what people wanted to see the most. It was the tension, the contestant's response to pressure, as th...

March 14, 2018

And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for." — 1 John 5:14-15
Max Lucado is one of our most contemporary inspirational Christian writers. A former pastor and author of many books and devotionals, he writes about our God, who listens to His children when we speak:

"You can talk to God because God listens. Yo...

February 22, 2018

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. — Ephesians 1:17
It's interesting that the word for "know" (epiginosko) that the Apostle Paul uses here in the original language of the New Testament means "to know intimately." It literally means to get right up to the object of our attention, get as close as possible and examine it from every angl...

December 14, 2017

"Do not  fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely  I will help you.  Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." — Isaiah 41:10
According to a 2016 Survey of American Fears, conducted by Chapman University and published in USA Today, people are scared of a lot of things, ranging from terror attacks to government corruption and deaths within the family, but their great...

August 17, 2017

“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” – Matthew 17:20-21

Oswald Chambers encourages us to seek the impossible by including Jesus in our plans. There is nothing impossible with God, and nothing we can’t accomplish when Christ is at the center of our lives and we want t...

July 5, 2017

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old gained approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen is not made out of things which are visible." — Hebrews 11:1-3
In 1893, an engineer and bridge builder by the name George Ferris built a huge wheel with cars attached to carry people. It was powered by a steam engine and designed to make...

June 14, 2017

But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. — 1 Timothy 1:5
Have you ever heard someone say, "It doesn't matter what you believe, as long as you're sincere?" "Being sincere, after all, is what's important," they say. Well, unfortunately, the problem with that kind of reasoning is that just being sincere in your belief about anything doesn't make it true. In fact, sincere people can be sincerely wro...

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