Category Archives: thoughts by Helen Grace Lescheid

Devotionals by author Helen Lesheid

Hope Stronger Than Hurt

“Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long” Psalm 25:5 It seemed like I was losing everything I valued: my marriage, my family, my home, … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Love God?

  “Again Jesus said, “Simon, son of John, do you truly love me?”  He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep” John 21:16 Pain brings us back to the basics of … Continue reading

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The Father is Waiting

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (relief) Matthew 11:28 “I’ll come back to God when I’ve got my act together,” said one young girl. “Right now I’m too messed up.” … Continue reading

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The Source of My Strength

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (LAB). How long do I have to be plugged … Continue reading

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The Secret of Contentment

In our world we’re bombarded with advertisements that promise us contentment if we’ll get more stuff–bigger, better, faster. But reality is: the more comfortable we are, the more we have lost the capacity to be content. Things do not live … Continue reading

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God Is Present with You Now

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. So we may say with confidence, “The Lord is my  helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6 While visiting my daughter in Swaziland … Continue reading

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Jesus Came to bring us Life

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10 Jesus did not come to start a new religion; He came to bring us life—eternal life. Christianity is not a religion. It’s a new … Continue reading

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Restored Families

“God who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 In my talks with women, I find that many a mother’s heart has been broken because a son or a daughter … Continue reading

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When Life is Hard to Understand

Do you sometimes wonder why bad things happen to good people? Are you confused by what’s happening in your life? Do you wonder where is God in all this? We have been conditioned to think of God as a doting … Continue reading

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Healing Grace

    “For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favour) that you are saved (delivered from judgement and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through your faith. And this salvation is not of yourselves (of your own doing, it came not through your own … Continue reading

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When Our Failures Haunt Us

How do you handle failure? Do you beat yourself up with “I should have!” or do you try to hide it? Some people’s pride prevents them from acknowledging failure. Take Peter, for instance. On that last supper Jesus had with … Continue reading

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Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

“We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise” 2 Corinthians 10:12 One of the quickest ways for me to … Continue reading

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Fear God and You Need Fear Nothing Else

“Do not fear anything except the LORD Almighty. He alone is the Holy One. If you fear him, you need fear nothing else. He will keep you safe .” Isaiah 8:13 (NLT). There are many fears that rob us of … Continue reading

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If God is All-Powerful, Why Doesn’t He Stop the Evil?

“For the son of man is going to come in His Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.” Matthew 16:27 God created persons in His own image, which among … Continue reading

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A Time of Waiting

“But those who wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”  Isaiah 40:31(KJV). How do you respond to a … Continue reading

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