Author Archives: Max Lucado

Prayers for When You Feel Overwhelmed

Prayers for When You Feel Overwhelmed

Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. — Psalm 61:1–2 Father in heaven, You are the God of King David and my God too. You reign forever

Trade Your Cares for Calm: Handling Guilt | Max Lucado

Trade Your Cares for Calm: Handling Guilt

Antidote to Guilt Our guilt may be the result of a moment or a season in life. You failed as a parent. You blew it in your career. You squandered your youth or your money. The result? Guilt. A harsh consequence of the guilt? Anxiety. Surprised? Lists of anxiety-triggers typically include busy schedules, unrealistic demands,

Forgiveness and Entrusting Justice to God

Revenge builds a lonely house. Space enough for one person. The lives of its tenants are reduced to one goal: make someone miserable. They do. Themselves. No wonder God insists that we “keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time” (Hebrews

When Your World Turns Against You

Editor’s Note: It’s Sit & Listen Saturday at Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from Max Lucado’s book And the Angels Were Silent; a perfect reading to meditate on as we prepare for Easter tomorrow. Listen on the blog or on your Alexa device by enabling the skill and then prompting,

In the Grip of Grace | Max Lucado

Man’s Windfall

As youngsters, we neighborhood kids would play street football. The minute we got home from school, we’d drop the books and hit the pavement. The kid across the street had a dad with a great arm and a strong addiction to football. As soon as he’d pull in the driveway from work we’d start yelling

He Chose the Nails: He Chose to Be One of Us

God did what the law could not do. He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. — Romans 8:3 NLT You alone are the God for us

Parkland, FL: We Need You, Lord | Max Lucado

Parkland, FL: We Need You, Lord

Parkland, FL: We Need You, Lord Editor’s note: Yet another unspeakable tragedy has shaken us. How can it be? Our hearts are broken for over the shooting in Parkland and for the community and every person and family whose life is forever affected by the shocking violence and indescribable loss. We need Jesus. He is

What Was Meant for Evil, God Uses for Good

Joseph Son of Jacob Graduate with honors from the University of Hard Knocks Director of Global Effort to Save Humanity Succeeded How? How did he flourish in the midst of tragedy? We don’t have to speculate. Some twenty years later the roles were reversed, Joseph as the strong one and his brothers the weak ones.

He Did This Just For You | Max Lucado

This is Love – He Did This Just for You

Editor’s note: Today is Valentine’s Day as well as the first day of Lent – the first time since 1945 that the two days have coincided! What a day for love! What a day to focus on God’s love for us through his son, Jesus! * Oh, the things we do to give gifts to those

Jesus Washes the Feet of His Disciples | Get the free Easter eBook Blessings of the Cross here!

Jesus Washes the Feet of His Disciples

Editor’s Note: Wednesday, February 14th marks the beginning of Lent in the Christian Calendar. Lent is a period of forty days (not counting Sundays which are set aside as mini-Easters of rejoicing in the Resurrection) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. It is a season of repentance, fasting,

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