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“But God…” 20 Verses to Remind Us of His Faithfulness and Goodness

but God said, You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die. Genesis 3:3But This small conjunction of the English language flows in and out of our conversations daily. It means "on the contrary, except, or unless." As... Read more

5 Powerful Lessons from Psalm 139 about God’s Wonderfulness 

Let's Read the Psalm Together Psalm 139For the Director of music. Of David. A psalm.You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you,... Read more

What to Do When Your Child Doesnt Like Reading the Bible

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)Its not the end of the world if our children dont like reading the Bible. Like is a fickle word, and they are growing up in a world that hands them a trophy before they ever step out on the... Read more

When to Tell a Friend How They Hurt You

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. (James 1:19-20)Oh, how careful we must be when reacting to hurt. Quick to listen, and slow to speak. The most important... Read more

7 Prayers of Protection for Your Family

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 or forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)Father,You are our Rock. We trust in You to provide for us daily. You are our Healer, our Defender, and our Creator. All of the... Read more

5 Prayers of Intercession for Your Spouse’s Health

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time... Read more

5 Powerful Prayers for Anxiety

A Prayer for Hope When You Are Fearful Father,May the presence of fear cause us to pray, When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. (Psalm 56:3) Let fear be an automatic signal to us to remember, There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear  (1 John 4:18).Fear can... Read more

What the Bible Really Mean by You Have Not Because You Ask Not

You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. James 4:2Tragedy and shock often prompt us to panic, when it should prompt us to pray. The most powerful weapon weve been given to wield often gets... Read more

10 Beautiful Ways God Tells You How Much You Matter to Him

You shall be holy to me, for I the LORD am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine. (Leviticus 20:26)God has called us to be separate from the world. We are salt and light, evidence of His love to those who do not know the hope we have in... Read more

10 Reasons Why This Is a Wonderful Time to Be Alive

God has placed us in this generation purposefully, to live life to the full. This is a wonderful time to be alive, despite the challenges surrounding our modern world on a daily basis. From ancient history to today, chaos and conflict have challenged humanity. We were never promised life would be easy (Matthew 7:13-14), but... Read more

What Does God Is within Her She Will Not Fail Mean?

God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Psalm 46:5The difficult circumstances we deal with on the daily can tempt us to give in to self-pity. But every generation, from ancient times to the current, has faced adversity. God has not changed, and isnt surprised by the... Read more

5 Ways God Has Qualified You to Make a Difference

5. Our Hope is in Christ. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)Scripture continually reminds us how important it is to be humble, grateful, and purposefully praise God in good times and bad. When it... Read more

4 Amazing Insights from Jesus Parable of the Sower

Blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. Matthew 13:16Jesus knew how to communicate to his disciples. He often spoke in simple stories called parables because He wanted them to be able to understand. God the Son wasnt concerned with eloquently delivering Gods word to sound important or intelligent. God... Read more

2 Simple Ways to Start Your Day When Life Is Overwhelming

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)The alarm rings in a new set of circumstances each day. When life is overwhelming, fear and anxiety threaten to move in and camp out in the corners of our... Read more

7 Prayers of Joyful Defiance in a Tired World

Defiance is a disposition to resist. The joy we have in Christ allows us to face adversity through the perspective of victory. Jesus has already defeated death. The strength of God sustains us when we are too tired to trudge through this world. The joy Jesus died to grant us is set apart from fleeting... Read more

5 Prayers for Discovering Hidden Strength

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, (Ephesians 3:16)Father,When someone attacks someone we love, it is our gut reaction to jump to their defense. Guide us, Father, in our pursuit of righteousness. Its important for us to fight injustices, to live... Read more

The Beautiful Meaning and Story of Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8 NIV)Brimming with influence from Psalm 4, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is a popular prayer that has been passed down for generations. Although its experienced various changes and additions, the prayer reminds us of... Read more

A Prayer for a Grandparents Heart during Quarantine

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. With whom will you compare me or count me equal? To whom will you liken me that we may be... Read more

25 Bible Verses to Give You Hope in Dark Times

So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. (1 Peter 1:13 NLT)Christ followers find hope in the past, present and future. From the beginning, God planned to send His Son to rescue us... Read more

A Prayer for Those Who Lost a Loved One to COVID-19

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18)I walked hesitantly, unable to see where the pier ended and the river began. The lighthouse was assuredly in the distance, but its presence remained covered by thick fog laying down on the surface. The details of the brightening horizon... Read more

10 of the Best Ways to Love on Your Mom This Mother’s Day

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty if fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30This Mother’s Day, many of us will still be reeling from the corona virus pandemic. Many moms have added “homeschooling,” and “coach,” to their resumes amidst the normal laundry lists of tasks, and for many of us,... Read more

10 Beautiful Truths God Has for the Lonely Woman

The great irony of loneliness is that so many of us feel alone! And although some of us require solitude to recharge, it’s important that we not linger in isolation. I wonder, how many lonely women among us have unintentionally isolated themselves from the community God has put around them? As you read that, did... Read more

Mothers Day Prayer of Encouragement and Blessing

A Mothers Day Prayer Father, Nothing surprises You, but we are knocked off balance easily as we traverse the road of motherhood. Each stage comes with a rollercoaster of emotion as we watch little people grow and bloom right before our eyes. We watch them struggle, trying to make things easier for them so they dont... Read more