Surviving defeat.

Finding the way out of despair. Depression is a word that carries so much in its meaning. It’s something some people fear because they have tasted of its bitterness and have walked along its deepest valleys. There are others that have experienced periods of internal heaviness that they came out of almost without effort. We…

A moment of stillness (91).

Don’t be afraid. ‘Don’t be afraid of the king of Babylon whom you now fear; don’t be afraid of him’—this is the Lord’s declaration—’because I am with you to save you and rescue you from him.‘ Jeremiah 42:11 Jerusalem fell into the hands of the surrounding enemies because they failed to remain loyal to God….

A moment of stillness (70).

Nothing to fear. There will be times of security for you— a storehouse of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of the Lord is Zion’s treasure. Isaiah 33:6 When we fear God, we have nothing to fear. These are such unsure times we live in and nothing feels stable but God is our only security….

A moment of stillness (52).

The perfect balance. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him. Psalm 103:13 We are drawn to images of God as a father. They give us hope in God’s compassion. For some, it is hard to see God as a father because their childhood gave…

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Don’t let fear stop you. They set up the altar on its foundation and offered burnt offerings for the morning and evening on it to the Lord even though they feared the surrounding peoples. Ezra 3:3 Let me tell you a little bit about the tragic story surrounding this passage. Jerusalem was completely destroyed, along…

A moment of stillness (15).

What fear should do to us. Jehoshaphat was afraid, and he resolved to seek the Lord. Then he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. 2 Chronicles 20:3 I love this king! When a vast army of multiple people groups came against him, he sought God and called his people to fast. Isn’t it true though…