The Combat Zone

Scripture Listen, God, to my prayer!…My thoughts are troubled, and I keep groaning because my loud enemies shout and attack. ~Psalms 55:1-3, CEV Quote You cannot defeat an enemy as long as you deny its existence. ~Ya’akov I begin today with another quote: My heart is racing fast, and I am afraid of dying. I am trembling with fear, completely terrified. My …

Divine Protection

Scripture God, hear my voice when I am in anguish. Protect my life from the terror of the enemy. ~Psalms 64:1, CSB Quote By nature, the devil is a terrorist. ~Ya’akov Everyone struggles when it comes to courage. What refrain did Jesus use constantly with His disciples? It was “be not afraid,” or in modern …

Peace Like A River

Scripture If only you had paid attention to my commands. Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea. ~Isaiah 48:18, CSB Quote God’s peace is joy resting; God’s joy is peace dancing. ~F.F. Bruce God’s desire was to bless Israel and make them the most prosperous nation …

Stop Right There!

Scripture Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. ~Isaiah 41:10 Quote Fear is False Emotions Appearing Real. ~Zig Ziggler It is amazing how powerful the emotion of fear can be, and please don’t give me this bologna that you fear nothing: everyone fears something. My brother-in-law, during …

Anxiety

Scripture When we arrived in Macedonia, there was no rest for us; outside, trouble was on every hand and within us, our hearts were full of dread and fear. ~II Corinthians 7:5, LNT Quote Worry and anxiety is like rocking in a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but you don’t get any …

Dealing With Fear

Scripture The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? ~Psalm 27:1, NIV Quote I know not what the future holds but I know who holds the future. ~Stuart Hamblin I love Psalm 27 and have since my …

Triumphant Faith

Scripture I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me. Psalm 3:5, NLT Quote Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that man coult stake his life on it a thousand times. ~Martin Luther The setting for Psalm 3 is …

Feelings And Foes

Scripture I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me. ~Psalm 142:4, NLT Quote Feeling are wonderful at times but they are fickle in nature and cannot be trusted. ~Ya’akov Psalm 142 was …

What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Scripture You scrutinize my path and my lying down,  And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. ~Psalm 139:3, NASB Quote Your strength lies in your intimacy with Christ. ~Anonymous The Hebrew word for ‘scrutinize’ is zä·rä,’ a term that refers to winnowing grain. To separate the grain from the chaff, they spread the grain on a …