Author Archives: Max Lucado

Struggles and chaos. Sounds like a normal Monday, right? The profound truth is that God is with us in our struggles. He’s with us in the chaos. In fact, He may be using struggles and chaos to be even more palpably present to us!

Struggle and Chaos

Struggle and Chaos

  Struggles He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”  — Matthew 26:39 We all struggle. But did you ever think that perhaps God may be using your

God's healing

God Will Help You When You Are Sick

We don’t know her name, but we know her situation. Her world was midnight black. Grope-in-the-dark-and-hope-for-help black. Read these three verses and see what I mean: A large crowd followed Jesus and pushed very close around Him. Among them was a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered very much from

Galatians 5:26 MSG

Unpack Your Bag

He has filled them with skill. — Exodus 35:35 JB You were born prepacked. God looked at your entire life, determined your assignment, and gave you the tools to do the job. Before traveling, you do something similar. You consider the demands of the journey and pack accordingly. Cold weather? Bring a jacket. Business meeting?

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.

Let Your Father Fight for You

  With us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles. — 2 Chronicles 32:8 NKJV Nadin Khoury was thirteen years old, five foot two, and weighed, soaking wet, probably a hundred pounds. His attackers were teenagers, larger than Nadin, and outnumbered him seven to one. For thirty minutes they

Remember the good ol’ days when credit cards were imprinted by hand? The clerk would take your plastic and place it in the imprint machine, and rrack-rrack, the numbers would be registered, and the purchase would be made.

Credit Where Credit is Not Due

  A person is made right with God through faith, not through obeying the law. — Romans 3:28 Remember the good ol’ days when credit cards were imprinted by hand? The clerk would take your plastic and place it in the imprint machine, and rrack-rrack, the numbers would be registered, and the purchase would be

Wait While God Works

So here I sit in the waiting room. The receptionist took my name, recorded my insurance data, and gestured to a chair. “Please have a seat. We will call you when the doctor is ready.” I look around. A mother holds a sleeping baby. A fellow dressed in a suit thumbs through Time magazine. A

Romans: The Problem We Face

Welcome to Bible Study of the Week, where every Sunday we give you the free first sessions of new video Bible studies from leading authors, pastors, and Bible teachers. This is session one of Romans: In the Grip of Grace, our upcoming FREE online Bible study with Max Lucado starting June 21st!      

Sufficient Grace | In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado

Sufficient Grace

Sufficient Grace To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, My power

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