Promises of God: A Reason

Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Psalm 139:16, NLT "Everything happens for a reason." A phrase I have had a problem with a time. Two. Three hundred. And some. For me, at times...it seemed like a pat answer usually given [...]

Promises of God: Healing

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. Revelation 21:4, NLT Today’s devotional is not part of the monthly promises. It’s prompted from my hiatus in my effort to write. My inability to do much at [...]

Promises of God: Rest

He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.He renews my strength.He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Psalm 23:2-3 Anyone else need a long winter’s nap? I don’t mean the kind you need after losing an hour. I mean a few days of nothing but napping? [...]

Promises of God: He Keeps Them

For the Lord your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon you or destroy you or forget the solemn covenant he made with your ancestors. Deuteronomy 4:31 He stood there, just having got off the school bus. Refusing to come inside the house. He did this frequently, so today was not any different [...]

Promises of God: He Hears You

And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for. 1 John 5:14-15 It’s one of the questions I have asked over and over for many [...]

Promises of God: Trust

Those who know your name trust in you,for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you. Psalm 9:10 According to Psychology Today, the number one reason relationships fail? Trust. Well, lack of trust. I could go into all the reasons for this, but I have a story instead. When I first learned [...]

Promises of God: A New Path

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8 I love to read. I love to write. Written words are often easier for me than those spoken, and all through school I looked forward to English classes. Well, until it [...]

Promises of God: Design and Purpose

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5, NLT Today we are once again in the book of Jeremiah. Right at the very beginning when Jeremiah is called by God to be His [...]

Promises of God: Seek and You Will Find

“If you look for me wholeheartedly you will find me.” Jeremiah 29:13 Yesterday I dived into that often used verse in Jeremiah 29, the one promising a hope and a future. The words in verse 11 are true, but there is so much in the entire chapter that is missed when we simply focus on [...]

Promises of God: A Hopeful Future

"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 I have a bit of a bone to pick with today's verse. When I hear it spoken at weddings, baby showers, or plastered on graduation [...]