Take hope in the knowledge that you are cherished by the One who made you—you are sheltered in the shadow of His wing, close to His heart. It is my prayer that as we get to know one another you, too, will see beyond the veil and will learn to say, “Even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord”
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your...
The sun rose outside my window dispelling the darkness of night, awakening the songbirds living in our ancient juniper. I thought about the goodness of God — remembering the Lord is my Helper, especially in the difficult places. He remains good, regardless of my circumstances.
I turned the pages of my Bible to Hebrews: “He has said, ‘I will never leave you, nor forsake you.’ So that we may boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear. What can man do to me?’” ~ Hebrews 13:5-6
Lord, You call to me and I come. I love Your voice. I love Your presence — I want to spend time with You. Teach me to be still. I’m like a twitching squirrel with my mind going all over the place. Distractions pull me in all directions, interrupting my focus, and even interrupting our conversation.
I am so sorry, Lord. Please forgive me. Help me be vigilant to disregard the distractions that are surely a strategy from the enemy.
Lightning split the darkness with an explosion of light. Thunder rumbled and roared as if it were rolling the darkness away like a thick, ugly carpet. Rain peppered down. Wind howled. And just like that, the storm was gone. I realized that like a storm in the night, the Lord fights for us.
As I rolled out of bed, these thoughts were still with me.
Breathe on me, Breath of God — I need You so. Rekindle the flame, teach my heart to love You more. Replenish my soul.
I’m weary, Lord, but in You I find peace. Lead me to Your secret place where I find shelter from the difficulties of life. Where I can learn the mysteries of who You are.
You alone are my hope.
I sat in the solitude of the porch — my sanctuary away from the difficult places. My eyes searched the heavens, my thoughts searched for the Lord.
It had been a hard day.
"Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me." ~ Psalm 54:4, NIV So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to...
The sapphire blue of a late spring sky created a canopy above me as I walked along our country road. The intensity of color bathed me in thoughts of God’s Spirit, causing me to consider the One True God, Maker of heaven and earth. I desperately wanted to know how to find God’s reassurance.
I thought of His dwelling place — His throne of grace high above me in the heavenly places. I listened to His Holy Spirit within me offering comfort and resolution to pass through these troubled waters.
Lord, my heart is so troubled. Sorrow washes over me with an agony of heart. Groaning, too deep for words ascend to Your holy hill. When evil abounds, hold my hand, Lord. Wrap me in Your warm embrace of comfort.
As deep calls to deep, I call to You. I ask that the depth of my pain would meet the depth of Your love and I would find peace. I pray the same for everyone impacted by these recent shootings. I pray the same for our nation. Pour out Your grace. Wash over us with Your great love.