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…

Insecurity 101

Scripture After Jacob died, Joseph’s brothers said to each other, “What if Joseph still hates us and wants to get even with us for all the cruel things we did to him?” ~Genesis 50:15, CEV Quote Theologically speaking, insecurity is a deficiency of assurance. ~Ya’akov When Adam and Eve transgressed in the garden, immediately they…

A Tragic Life

Scripture Saul died for his unfaithfulness to the Lord because he did not keep the Lord’s word. ~ 1 Chronicles 10:13 (CSB) Quote Don’t waste your life trying to be something you are not or trying to impress other people: do what you love and love what you do. ~Image Quotes Every time I read…

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…

Potholes In The Road

Scripture Turn to me and have mercy, for I am alone and in deep distress. My problems go from bad to worse. Psalm 25:16-17, NLT Quote To make life less difficult, accept the fact that life is difficult. ~M. Scott Peck I think it is Max Lucado who talks about potholes in the road to glory…

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…

Intimacy

  Scripture They gave me poison for food, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. ~Psalm 69:21, NRSV Quote We pray not to inform God or to instruct Him but to become intimate with Him. ~John Chrysostom Psalm 69 is a Psalm of David and the most quoted Psalm in the N.T.…

Peace Be With You

Scripture That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said. ~John 20:19, NLT Quote “To go back is nothing but death: to go forward is fear of death, and life everlasting beyond it.…

Peace

Scripture As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” ~Luke 24:36, ESV Quote Anxiety does not remove tomorrow’s trouble but it does rob today’s peace. ~Image Quotes In John’s gospel, Jesus makes three appearances after the resurrection and in all three he greets His…