Daily Devotions

Comparison

‘When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister’ Genesis 30:1 NIV The story of Rachel and Leah (found in Genesis 29 and 30) is a story full of comparing. When Jacob first arrived at his uncle’s farm, he knew he wanted

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Keep going

‘The LORD is the strength of my life.’ Psalm 27:1 NKJV When life gets tough and problems seem to be mounting up, we can feel like giving up on our faith. Perhaps we’ve been praying about something for ages, and God doesn’t seem to be working, the situation’s not improving

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Keep going

‘Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial.’ James 1:12 NIV In order to keep going, even when life throws tough situations our way, there are three things we can do. 1) Expand our concept of God. We can do that by reading His Word and getting to know Him

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Protected

‘They are protected from the Destroyer.’ John 10:28 MSG Jesus said, ‘[You] are protected from the Destroyer…No one can steal …out of my hand.’ It’s not that the enemy won’t try. He’ll try to make us think we’re so far from God that there’s no way home. He’ll send others

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Surviving the storm

‘When…the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.’ Acts 27:20 NIV There are times in life when God seems distant. We pray but feel abandoned, overwhelmed by our circumstances, afraid and hopeless. Paul was no different. He’d longed for an opportunity to preach in Rome,

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Pray from your heart

‘When you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production.Matthew 6:5 MSG Jesus said the Pharisees turned prayer into ‘a theatrical production’, and that God wasn’t moved by it. Author John Ortberg points out five things about them: ‘1) Their prayers had become a shallow exercise rather than

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