Why, God, Why?

“How long, O Lord, must I call for help? But you do not listen! “Violence is everywhere!” I cry, but you do not come to save. Must I forever see these evil deeds? Why must I watch all this misery? Wherever I look,  I see destruction and violence. I am surrounded by people who love to…

It’s Not About Me…or You

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”  – Martin Luther King. Warning: this devotional could make you uncomfortable. Just saying. When it comes to God, most people have one or two images. One is that God is a sweet, accommodating, giving Santa Claus who will just smile and give you…

In God We Trust

“The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him.” — Nahum 1:7.    Most people in Northwest Florida didn’t give Hurricane Michael much attention early on. This was not our first rodeo and the previous storms veered away from us. This one didn’t.  As the intensifying storm…

Trust In Times Of Trouble

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!  — Psalm 46:1-3.    One of the most famous Bible stories is…

The Thrill of Hope

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13 Life sometimes feels like we are flying in a storm, doesn’t it? When storms hit us, literally…