Tag: fear

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.22.2021

This week I have been meditating on Psalm 90. Moses, the psalmist, writes about the brevity of life, comparing it to grasses of the field – here today, gone tomorrow. If we are lucky, we will have 70-80 years here on this earth, he says. When I was 20, that sounded like a long time. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.21.2021

Wednesday I was at the beach. Two experiences stand out to me that I want to share. First, conversation travels quite well at the beach. No wonder Jesus preached from a boat on the water. Everyone could hear! Anyway, back to the conversation I overheard. A group of seasoned adults were sharing their thoughts about …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.20.2021

Today is the inauguration of the 46th president of the United States. I don’t know where you fall on the political spectrum, if this is a celebration or a time of mourning. There is one thing I am confident about — God is still in heaven and he still rules! This psalm says it well. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.19.2021

Sunday night I crawled into bed quite distraught. I knew I would have trouble setting it aside and sleeping well, so I reached for my Ipad to open the Bible app and read something. I immediately remembered that Dave and I hadn’t listened to the daily scriptures for the One Year Bible plan. Silently, I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.18.2021

There are times in my life when the sparkle left my eyes. When I look at pictures from those times, I see dull, sad eyes. Perhaps no one else notices, but I remember. The writer of Genesis describes Laban’s daughters quite differently. If indeed the writer was contrasting the two daughters, Leah must have been …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 1.15.2021

5Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. 7Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. 8Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 1.14.2021

While this song is quite lengthy – over twelve minutes – it is worth every moment. May God use this song to restore hope in your desert place! What phrase or description of God in the song meant the most to you? What do you relate to the most in these accounts of desperation from …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 1.13.2021

In my consideration this week of Hagar’s interaction with the One who sees her and my subsequent delve into how God sees his people, I came across this beautiful picture of how God’s care for his people. 10In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 1.12.2021

6I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. 7Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. 8Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.11.2021

There is nothing quite like being seen. More than acknowledged, actually SEEN! I know. Sometimes I don’t want to be seen either. Like the morning I decide to run to the grocery store with bed head and sleepy eyes. Then I am glad for anonymity. The majority of the time, I want to know that …