Reassurance for the anxious ∙

Reassurance for the anxious When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. – Psalm 94:19 Psalms 94:16-23  16 Who will protect me from the wicked? Who will stand up for me against evildoers?  17 Unless the LORD had helped me, I would soon have settled in the silence of death.  18 IContinue reading “Reassurance for the anxious ∙”

Desires of the heart

Desires of the heart Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires. – Psalms 37:4 Psalms 20:4  May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed. What are desires? And more particularly, what are the desires of the heart? A desire is something that people want orContinue reading “Desires of the heart”

The Father’s good hands

The Father’s good hands We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. – Proverbs 16:9 2 Kings 8:1-6  1 Elisha had told the woman whose son he had brought back to life, “Take your family and move to some other place, for the LORD has called for a famine on Israel thatContinue reading “The Father’s good hands”

Growing pains ∙

Growing pains ∙ You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. – Genesis 50:20 Hebrews 12:10-11  10 For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s disciplineContinue reading “Growing pains ∙”

Self-sacrifice ∙

Self-sacrifice ∙ There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:13 Romans 5:6-10  6 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.  7 Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someoneContinue reading “Self-sacrifice ∙”