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When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” (Luke…

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Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16) When you are going through a difficult time, it is easy to think that no one understands your situation. The feeling of being isolated creeps in, making…

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“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) Have you ever found yourself asking God this question, “Lord, how can any good come from this pain I’m dealing with?” Maybe you went on to say, “I…

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“To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given to me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my…

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“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  (Matthew 5:3) How much do you have in the bank today? Nobody wants to be overdrawn, but rather we desire to be flush with cash at all times. It’s the American dream…to have more than you need! When Jesus spoke about poverty…

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“If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.”  (Psalm 34:18) I was fortunate to grow up in a neighborhood with lots of kids. We would gather in a back yard or across the street in a park to play kick ball.…

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“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Are you going through a…

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“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18 C.S. Lewis once said, “Pain is the megaphone of God, where He whispers to us in our pleasures, He shouts to us in our pain.” There is so much truth to this statement. Have you ever noticed…

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“If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.” (James 1:26) There is not one person reading this devotional right now who has not had a verbal stab in the back. At one time or another, people are caught with their venomous tongues…

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“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7) Are you a very merciful person? When others think of you, do they paint you with the strokes of mercy?  Because it was important enough to Jesus that He spoke these words in the Sermon on the Mount, it should be important to…

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