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“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 […]

Sometimes we just don’t know where to start or how to pray. At times like that, we have lots of resources to turn to in the Word. Paul’s prayer for his friends in Phillipi is a beautiful and comprehensive prayer […]

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world.” (John 18:36) I am only a foreigner in this land. (Psalm 119:19) This political season has reminded us more than ever that the Kingdom of God and the kingdoms of this […]

“Each day He carries us in his arms.” Psalm 68:19 The sight of a child lifting her arms to her father, entreating him to pick her up, is a blessed and lovely one. We carry many responsibilities as adults; we’ve […]

Its walls are patrolled day and night against invaders, but the real danger is wickedness within the city… It is not an enemy who taunts me— I could bear that. It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me— […]

“Not by might. Not by power. But my Spirit, says the Lord” (Zechariah 4:6) Careful planning and hard work are vital, but they have limits. Zerubbabel had an impossible assignment: to rebuild Jerusalem with a rag-tag group of ex-slaves. When […]

“Delight yourselves in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”   (Psalm 37:4) Our assignment is simple: celebrate God! The rest follows. The big objective we seek is deep change “for good” and a paradigm […]

“I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) Mustard seed faith will do. Just a bit is enough to begin. As a cup of water poured down the old well can prime the pump and set the water flowing, all I […]

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 […]

When I am overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn. Wherever I go, my enemies have set traps for me. (Psalm 142:3) From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is […]