It’s easy to say we don’t deserve more. A spouse when we’re nearing thirty? We’ve already thrown up our hands in despair. That business opportunity we missed? Maybe it wasn’t for ...

At times we feel we can’t go on. The car breaks down. Our bank account is a bust. We feel our friends have abandoned us. We struggle with our self-worth, and our days become dark with ...

Prison is no place for the Christian. “What? In prison?” We sit in our churches and push the thought aside. “No way! We’re good people. We’ve never seen the inside of a prison.” It ...

Life can imprison us. Literally or figuratively, we can live with bars of despair surrounding us. Bills . . . Relationships . . . Poor choices we’ve ...

The enemy is our accuser. God says we don’t have to listen to him! The devil shoots fiery darts of fear toward us. God tells us to stand tall! The evil one dogs our steps like a rabid ...

A broken flashlight is a problem. It doesn’t produce any light. No matter how many times you click the switch, you won’t see any better than before. The battery has been worn down by repeated ...

Life should be a joyous experience, and many times it is. The kids are dressed for church, our spouse smiles warmly, and the car starts without fail. That’s not everyone’s life. Some days, ...

Do you see the boogie man in every shadow? Does fear leap out at you from every corner? Are you afraid to step out in Christ because of something in your past? God says to stop it! You are a ...

You are a receptacle of God’s joy. He desires you to be filled with his goodness. You don’t have to face each day in the darkness of depression and pain. Your time to be lifted up is ...

Sometimes we feel we deserve our punishment. And there are other times we really do. We’ve jumped over the line so far that a hand-slapping is due, and we’d better not complain. It feels good ...

Some mornings are difficult to get through. We can’t face the sun. Our alarm is an enemy. And no one, absolutely no one understands what we’re going through. We want to pull our hair and ...

Life deals us harsh blows. We can’t escape that. We’re not thinking right if we think we can. But that’s not who we have to be. Just because we’re dealt a rough hand doesn’t mean we ...

You are the sparkle in God’s eye. The whirlwind of life will sandblast you with troubles, but you are treasured by your heavenly Father. He is your protection, even when you struggle to get ...
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