Devotionals Daily articles

Risk

Risk: Get Out of Your Safe Zone

Risk: Get Out of Your Safe Zone

Mr. Risk-Taker In the work God has given me through the years, I’ve had to make a lot of difficult decisions. Left to myself, I might have erred too often on the side of safety and security. But there’s a man in the Bible who inspires me to keep stepping out and taking risks with

Follow Jesus, 2 Corinthians 5:7

Follow Jesus

Be willing to follow wherever I lead. Follow Me wholeheartedly, with glad anticipation quickening your pace. Though you don’t know what lies ahead, I know; and that is enough! Some of My richest blessings are just around the bend: out of sight, but nonetheless very real. To receive these gifts, you must walk by faith

Beautiful Beyond Measure

I Am Beautiful Beyond Measure

Lie: Getting Older Is the Worst You are altogether beautiful. — Song of Songs 4:7 Walking through Costco, I spotted a makeup mirror on sale and scooped it into my basket. But let me tell you a little something: this wasn’t an average mirror — it was a whopping, twenty-times-magnification mirror with a fancy fluorescent

Don’t Waste Your Pain

Don’t Waste Your Pain

SILVER LININGS IN DARK PLACES Surveying the various good outcomes God frequently produces from our agonies requires a careful word of caution. Because knowing the mind of God is impossible (Romans 11:33-34), discerning His intentions demands humility. Though it is true that God may have a singular goal for our afflictions, His desired end is

One Choice Every Couple Should Make in Their Suffering

What is one choice every couple should make in the midst of their storm? It might sound like a simple question, but it is incredibly important. One of the most important choices we can make as a couple is to move toward community instead of away from it. The challenge for most of us is

Strong and Confident

Strong and Confident

I was taught that courage isn’t the absence of fear; it’s the willingness to face your fear. Confidence doesn’t mean we don’t have self-doubt; it means we push forward, take action, and do what we need to until we no longer doubt. Have you ever believed confidence is something we either have or don’t have?

depression

Depression: God is more powerful

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. — Proverbs 17:22 Two words spoken to me by my mentor, Dr. Francis MacNutt, totally changed my life. I was seeking his counsel when he advised me to “have fun.” Because of my deepest respect for him, his words greatly impacted

Nothing Is Lost

Grab Hold with Both Hands That’s why I don’t think there’s any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times. The created world itself can hardly wait for what’s coming next. Everything in creation is being more or less held back. God reins it in until both creation and all the creatures

Praying for a Job | Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children

Praying for a Job

Praying for a Job I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My loving eye on you. — Psalm 32:8 I can’t tell you how many parents, when they heard I was working on this book, let me know they had a story to share. I

Prayers for Fear and Anxiety

Editor’s note: Fear and anxiety are at an all-time high the world over. We pray that you find these prayers comforting, exhorting, and hopeful! Son of God, who subdued the troubled waters and laid to rest the fears of men, let Your majesty master us and Your power of calm control us. Replace our fears

Top