Daily Devotionals

Never, Never Ever

Posted by Crystal Brashear on

There’s this icebreaker game that groups play called Never Have I Ever. (I’ve heard that it’s also been used at social gatherings for various purposes, but that’s not the point here, folks. Try to focus, please.) Players sit in a circle facing inward, with one fewer chair...


Posted by Joe Paris on

I love the story in the Old Testament book of Joshua about the Israelites crossing the Jordan River. The children of Israel are waiting to cross the Jordan. However, this story takes place during the flood stage, which made it near impossible for anyone to cross the river during that time. God...

He, Not Me

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Hear my cry, O God, from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. — Psalm 61:1–3 In college, I was challenged to write my own Psalm 63. Psalm 63, like many...

God Redeems Our Suffering

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

“… In the world you will have tribulation…” — John 16:33 Scripture is full of promises. This one is my least favorite. In John 15–16, Jesus talks about the suffering that will occur for believers. Loss, grief, the pain of childbirth, being “pruned...

Our Redeemer

Posted by Andrea Bailey on

Suffering and pain are part of the human experience, but our faith is revealed in our reaction to what life brings us. The story of Naomi and Ruth paints such a wonderful picture of how suffering teaches us to lean on God. Naomi lost her husband and both of her married sons while living in a...

God Doesn't Waste a Hurt

Posted by Randy Wade on

Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the...

Let It Go

Posted by Pat Cooper on

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. — Ephesians 4:31–32 As people near the end of life, the illnesses that invade their...

Freedom In Forgiveness

Posted by Cheri Akers on

When I received the email reminding me that it was my turn to write the daily devotional, it was at an interesting time for sure. I had no knowledge of the subject matter ahead, but just a few hours before, I was having a conversation with our eight year old regarding an incident that had...

The Divine Disconnect

Posted by Andrew Knight on

Have you ever experienced a divine disconnect? I’m referring to that gray area of our lives where the truth of God hasn’t quite penetrated our daily reality. That place where espoused faith hasn’t yet evolved into experiential faith. That form of compartmentalized faith where...

Focus and Finish

Posted by Rocky Hernandez on

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before...

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