“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10, New King James Version). One of the unpleasantries of summertime travel is the detours around road repairs. Oh, road repairs are necessary, but who has time to sit in long lines of slow traffic as we work our way around plastic cones and various pieces of construction equipment. Not me! One summer my route to work was blocked for several weeks as the city replaced…

“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”  Jude 20-21 Remember the old song we used to sing in church – The Royal Telephone.  It spoke of how we could be in contact with Jesus any time of the day or night.  The line “Central’s never busy, always on the line,” referred to the old country telephone lines, where you had to dial an operator and have her put your call through.  Because…

Some things are beyond my capability. I’ve faced my limitations and handicaps at various times in my life. I can find middle “C” on the piano, but struggle to pick out a tune. I have attempted to learn a foreign language but am unable to put together a simple sentence. I have tried to fix my problems and anticipate the future. These are not my talents either. I’ve eventually concluded that many things are impossible for me. That is not the end of my story, however. The Word of God is reassuring, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” (Luke 18:27).

Prayer: Dear God, as long as You are in the picture, I need never worry about my limitations. You are capable of fixing my problems, restoring my relationships, and bringing peace in the middle of my chaos. Thank You!

Devotion by Bonnie Peacock