ENCOURAGEMENT

IN TROUBLED TIMES

During this time of uncertainty, worry, and stress we are trying to be a non-anxious presence in our community. One way we are doing this is by providing daily devotions to help ground us in the encouragement we find in the Word of God, the presence of the Holy Spirit and connection to our community.

God’s Ever Present Comfort

Verses2 Corinthians 1: 3-4  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 troublesDevotionMy Bible study today was on God’s ever present comfort.  And I thought, “Whew, I could...

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God’s Opportunities

Verses2 Co 2:12I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me…DevotionAfter all this time when we have been asked to stay at home and stay inside, it seems like some doors are starting to open. We hear about...

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Is This My Mess To Carry?

Verses"So here’s what I’ve learned through it all:Leave all your cares and anxieties at the feet of the Lord,and measureless grace will strengthen you." Psalm 55:22DevotionI was walking up the stairs in my house the other day, and passed a pair of dirty socks...

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Jesus and the Ark

Verses Genesis 7:1 says, “The Lord then said to Noah, ‘Go into the ark, you and your whole family…”DevotionGod does not promise us lives that are free from hardship, trials, or storms, but he does promise to never leave us for forsake us. I have homeschooled for...

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FOMO No More

VersesJohn 10:10 I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.DevotionHow do you react, after a hard day of working from home and helping the kids with their school work, to a Facebook post of your friends all out for a walk together smiling and laughing?...

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Open Doors

Verses1 Corinthians 16:8-9But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost,  because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.ThoughtsThere are a lot of closed doors these days, aren't there? I was listening to a podcast the...

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Making Space

VersesPsalm 27:14Wait for the Lord;be strong and take heartand wait for the Lord.DevotionThere is no doubt that this coronavirus situation brings with it abundant uncertainty. News from multiple directions... Too much time on our hands and not enough quiet... Too much...

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The Great Shepherd

VersePs 23:4 Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect me.DevotionMost of us have heard this verse quoted during dark times in our lives like funerals or tragedies. But often verses...

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What Fear Tells Me

VerseIsaiah 12:2Surely God is my salvation;I will trust and not be afraid.The LORD, the LORD himself,is my strength and my song;he has become my salvation.DevotionThere has been much written about fear during this season of pandemic, and I have really enjoyed and...

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Free from Fear

Verses2 Timothy 1:7 - For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.DevotionMy mother will tell you that I was a difficult baby, I cried inconsolably whenever I was not being held by her. Ever since I was a young child I...

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