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Hold On!

Be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. — James 5:7-8 As Christmas Day approaches, you can

Anxious | God's Peace for When You CAn't SLeep

God’s Peace for When You Are Anxious About Tomorrow

As you sink into bed tonight, exhausted, are you already thinking about tomorrow’s meetings, next week’s obligations, next month’s deadlines? You’re anxious about tomorrow… and the next day… and the next. Whether you’re a busy mom who’s worried about your child’s future, an overwhelmed college student in the throes of midterms, or a rising executive

Peace: Unburdened and Able to Rest

Unburdened Come to Me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest. — Matthew 11:28 NCV Isn’t it ironic that all our time-saving devices and technologies have made us more tired, not less? Statistics indicate that we are working longer hours than previous generations and that stress

God's Peace For When You Can't Sleep

God’s Peace for When You Feel Inundated by Life’s Demands

God, I’m worn out, you pray as the hours tick by. You know your alarm is set to go off in just a few hours, but you haven’t had any sleep. You feel too overwhelmed to relax your shoulders and breathe deeply. You may be facing a personal, heartbreaking crisis right now — and don’t

Experiencing Peace | 365 Devotions for Peace

Experiencing Peace Even When You Get Punched in the Gut

Beaten Up If you diligently obey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. — Deuteronomy 28:1 NASB We all have those days when we feel like the stuffing has been beaten

Hope Returned

“Mister, if you took Him, tell me where you put Him so I can care for Him.” Jesus said, “Mary.” Turning to face him, she said in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” meaning “Teacher!” — John 20:15–16 MSG All of us grieve in different ways. All of us are on different timetables. And all of us need to

When Relationships Break

Forgiveness Brings Hope If you hold anything against anyone, forgive them. — Mark 11:25 Rocks piled into long, low walls dot a countryside. They keep cows from crossing but are not high or strong enough for much else. Each spring neighbors mend the walls that storms have toppled. The walls enhance the beauty of the

Peace: Construction Dust

Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. —Psalm 127:1 NASB Have you ever been involved in the construction of a home or a major remodel? Was it true for you that it came out double the estimated time and triple the financial cost? So many issues — ranging from

Feed Your Body with Rest

Feed Your Body with Rest And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:19 When you look over the course of your day, are there times for rest? Are there moments you can catch your breath, sit down, and reflect? Or are you

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