Tag: daily devotional

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.13.2021

This week has been a stormy one. Three days in a row, powerful thunderstorms moved through our area. High winds caused trees to blow over and power to go out in many places. The debris in my yard is unlike anything we have experienced in the fifteen years we have lived here. As I look …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.21.2021

9If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, 10even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. Psalm 139:9-10 She was a daughter of the King. Her crown was in place, maybe just a bit crooked. The last few months had been tough so …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.18.21

If I want my trust in God to diminish, focusing on the mess in my life accomplishes that goal. But if I want my trust in God to grow, expand, take over my life — what must I do to accomplish that? 3O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. Psalm 34:3 …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.07.2020

1Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot—yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root. 2And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 3He will delight in obeying the Lord. He will …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.03.2020

1“Comfort, comfort my people,”says your God. 2“Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned. Yes, the Lord has punished her twice over for all her sins.”3Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting,“Clear the way through the wilderness for the Lord! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.25.2020

8I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. 9No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. Psalm 16:8-9 I am grateful for the continual presence of God by my side. He is always with me, teaching me, protecting me, changing …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.10.2020

Thirty years ago on this day, my day began as every other. We were in the final stages of building our first house, planning to move in just before Thanksgiving. I was pregnant and due November 25. Yes — we were supposed to move on my due date. Then everything changed. About 6:30 p.m., as …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.09.2020

I am writing this before the USA election is decided. In a few days or maybe hours, fifty percent of the population will be disappointed. I don’t know which side of the fence you are on, but I’ve been thinking how I want to respond regardless of the outcome. “The king’s heart is like a …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.28.2020

10Some sat in darkness and deepest gloom, imprisoned in iron chains of misery. 11They rebelled against the words of God, scorning the counsel of the Most High. 12That is why he broke them with hard labor; they fell, and no one was there to help them. 13“Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.21.2020

Loss. The topic for this week because it is everywhere. It isn’t just death, the loss of a loved one, but the hard things that visit us out of nowhere. Job changes, health crisis, family difficulty, unmet dreams … the challenges of life. Looking to the psalms and David’s writing in particular, we learn how …