Category Archives: Devotional

Alarmed? Love the Lord Courageously  (Psalm 31, Pt 3)

Fear. The word “alarm” speaks of fear, apprehension, fright, or panic. Under the heading “Trust the Lord Knowledgeably” I highlighted David’s exhortation in Psalm 31 in response to feeling alarmed.  That was the opener to a three-part series from Psalm … Continue reading

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Alarmed? Love the Lord Resolutely   (Psalm 31, Pt 2)

Have you ever noticed how fear feelings can distort perceptions? If you’ve ever awakened out of a nightmare you know what I mean. Finally awake, you realize there is no actual danger. Yet the feelings keep you dwelling on the … Continue reading

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Alarmed? Trust the Lord Knowledgeably. (Psalm 31)

Read news headlines and you’ll find plenty to concern you. Headlines announce riots in France, water shortages in the West, another ebola death, stocks plunging again, and tech companies monitoring us through our devices. Military, police, and security people face … Continue reading

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Trials are a Tool of the Potter (for missionaries, too)

(Today’s post is by Ruth Rising.) IT SEEMS OBVIOUS but… As a missionary, I know that I can run the risk of presenting myself to the people and churches who support me as someone who is mostly put together, who … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving for Deliverance

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary. (Ps 107:1-2) Those who have been delivered … Continue reading

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Obedience the Fruit of Grace

A thought from Titus 2:11-14: For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and … Continue reading

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