Author Archives: Max Lucado

Praying for Others

Praying for Others

You sit in an ER waiting room, surrounded by an anxious family. You rushed here the moment you learned of the accident. The teenage son of your neighbor was injured in a car wreck. He is in surgery. Your friends are in shock. You’d do anything for them. But what can you do? You try

The Power of Praying In Jesus’ Name, Amen

IT troubles you, fatigues you, shames you. IT is the disease you can’t heal, the job you can’t stomach, the marriage you can’t fix, the rage you can’t tame. IT hurts. IT looms over life. Two towering letters, tall and defiant. IT! They march like Frankenstein’s monster. Each step a thud. Each thud an earthquake.

Think About What You Think About

Editor’s Note: We’re living in uncertain times. What have you been thinking about lately? Troubles? Worries? Fears? Anxious thoughts can take over our minds if we don’t heed the Word of God and stay in command of our own thinking. If you could use some more calm, we invite you to get some wonderful free

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

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