But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high – Psalm 3:3 (NIV) God is a good, good father. In all seasons, He is our glory. Our joy and love and light … Continue reading Minute Devotions: The lifter of my head.
“We just want what’s best for you.” Those were the words spoken to me some years ago. On the surface, they sound caring and loving. But as I dwelt on them days later, I realised that under the surface of … Continue reading Selfless Love
For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever and his faithfulness to all generations – Psalm 100:5 God is good. Once you encounter Jesus and encounter his love and mercy, it becomes crystal clear that God is good. … Continue reading Minute Devotions: God is good.
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.Psalms 139:23 NIV Have you ever tried to explain how you’re feeling about something only to stumble over the words? Try as you might, you just can’t articulate … Continue reading Minute Devotions: He knows your heart
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. Psalms 139:10 NIV Even there. What a beautiful thought to ponder. Even there, God’s hand will guide and hold us. Even there could be anywhere; the … Continue reading Minute Devotions: Even There.
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”Matthew 19:26 ESV Have you ever found yourself facing a situation and thinking, “this is just impossible? Nothing can shift this?” I … Continue reading Minute Devotions: Anything is possible.
I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.Psalm 40:1-2 … Continue reading Minute Devotions: Wait on the Lord
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.Proverbs 16:9 ESV I think it’s safe to say that most of us have tried to be masters of our own destiny. We like to make our plans, setting the course for where we want to go and how we’ll get there. But when you surrender your life to Jesus, you work out it doesn’t work that way. A life following Jesus is one that recognises that God sets our path. He has plans and purposes for us, and His timing is different to ours. Is it an … Continue reading Minute Devotions: He sets our path
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us – Ephesians 3:20 Sometimes I feel like we put God into a box. We … Continue reading Minute Devotions: He can do more.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need – Hebrews 4:16 I once spoke to a lady who told me that she … Continue reading Minute Devotions: Go Boldly to the Throne