Category Archives: Thoughts by All

Our Heart’s Desires

If you could have anything in the world, what would it be? Your answer reveals a lot about who you are. The psalmist writes, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). There is nothing wrong with desires–they motivate us to achieve great things. But not all of our yearnings come from God. Continue reading

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The Peace of God

“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians … Continue reading

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Reassurance

“This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9 The Book of Joshua opens by announcing that Moses is dead. The … Continue reading

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In God I Trust

“In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. what can mortal man do to me? “ Psalm 56:4 God holds us in his grasp. Continue reading

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God is Working While You Wait

“I wait expectantly, trusting God to help, for he has promised” Psalm 130:5 (TLB). God wants you to wait patiently for him to answer your prayer, but he also wants you to wait expectantly. Have faith. Trust God to hear … Continue reading

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Don’t Think Too Much

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” Isaiah 41:10 I am a “worst-case scenario” thinker. No matter what the situation, I can always jump to a horrible conclusion. A … Continue reading

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Sit Down and Listen

“Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.“ Proverbs 1:5 Winston Churchill said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak: courage is also what it takes to sit down and … Continue reading

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Remember the Promises in His Word

“Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.”  Psalm 119:49 Whatever your specific need is, you will likely find a promise about it in the Bible. Are you feeling wearied and weak because your life has … Continue reading

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Bitterness in the Garden of Our Hearts

“See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled” Hebrews 12:15 It is impossible to pass through this world without being … Continue reading

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You are Not Alone

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 It took a lot of courage for my family … Continue reading

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God’s Awesome Hand

“My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. John 10:29 (NKJV) The other day I was helping clean some valuable antiques that had … Continue reading

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God Loves Humility

“He saves the humble.” Psalm 149:4 With the same intensity that He hates arrogance, God loves humility.  The Jesus who said, ‘I am gentle and humble in spirit’. (Matthew 11:29) loves those who are gentle and humble in spirit.  “Though … Continue reading

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Awesome God

“Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them. Full of honor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.  Psalm 111:2-3 We were so busy.  The demands on our time during the … Continue reading

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His Magnificent Presence

His is a very near presence that we will know, When we draw close to Him. In a conversation with a friend who just recently finished several months of chemo sessions, she talked about the deep and intimate closeness to … Continue reading

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Assurance in Trials

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,  nor height nor … Continue reading

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