“Every promise in the Book is mine. Every chapter, every verse, every line….” We are all familiar with that little chorus we sang years ago. We worshiped and felt so blessed about every promise being ours! But, frankly, I really don’t want some of the promises in the Bible. One of those promises says, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Ezekiel 18:20, KJV). That’s a promise, but I don’t want to claim that promise for myself. However, there are many promises in the Bible we can cling to. God gave a promise to Abraham in Genesis 12:2-3: “And I…
“Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” (Psalm 37:4 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible) I watched a toddler’s eyes light up and he started clapping his hands as his mother approached his stroller with an ice cream cone. He was delighted to see it coming his way. Everybody likes ice cream, don’t they? It’s one of my favorite food items. The scripture tells us, if we delight ourself in the Lord, that He will give us the desires of our heart. Could it be that our desires…
Where can we go and be safe? I’ve wondered that at times. People fail us. Circumstances come avalanching through our lives, leaving us wounded, beaten and broken.
It seems that there is no one that we can count on all the time and in every situation. There is a “Friend” that will never leave us. There is One that can be trusted with our darkest secrets and greatest needs.
It is exhausting to constantly defend and protect ourselves and what we have. “Trust in the Lord,” the Psalmist said (Psalm 37:4). When we trust God, we no longer have to struggle and strain to get what we need.
Prayer: Dear Lord, we do trust You. Give us courage to trust You even more. Being vulnerable even before You is not easy. You know that. Thank You for loving us. Thank You for providing for our every need.
Devotion by Bonnie Peacock