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I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. (Philippians 3:13) Coulda, shoulda, woulda… Those words (though they aren’t real words) plague us often. Certainly our regrets can be valid, and we would […]

“Tell him to stop worrying. Tell him he doesn’t need to fear the fierce anger of those two burned-out embers” (Isaiah 7:4). What is keeping you up at night? What are you praying about, and are those prayers mixed with and […]

“But straightway Jesus spoke to them saying, ‘Be of good cheer. It is I. Be not afraid’” (Matthew 14:27). “In this world you shall have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). “Be of […]

Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. (Luke 1:30)  For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. (2 Chron. 6:9) Because Mary looked […]

What if the Lord had not been on our side? Let all Israel repeat: What if the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us? They would have swallowed us alive in their burning anger. The waters […]

For you are a slave to whatever controls you. (2 Peter 2:19) Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. (Romans 6:18) God observes the shackles that we hide in our […]

I am always aware of your unfailing love. (Psalm 26:3) Love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. (1 John 4:18) We are encouraged by the Word of God to live fearless lives. The only way to walk […]

Then Elisha prayed, ‘O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!’ The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire” 2 Kings […]

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (Psalm 32:8) The Lord is well aware of our need for compassionate eye contact. Looking into the […]

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…” Zechariah 4:10 If you can’t move your mountain today, you can at least move your molehill. What do you have faith for today? Do you […]