Devotionals

All We Feared Now Gives Way

All We Feared Now Gives Way

We all have felt the sting of death. We’ve lost loved ones to cancer. We’ve wrestled with our own weaknesses. We’ve tried to live with our failures. We’ve navigated broken relationships, and battled against the cruel... Read More

Lord, All I Have Is Yours

Lord, All I Have Is Yours

Jesus’s encounter with the rich young man unsettled many of us. The most disturbing thing about the young man is that he seemed so familiar with his affluence-shaped religious and cultural assumptions that he didn’t realize how out of... Read More

God Must Be the Hero

God Must Be the Hero

There was literally nowhere else to go. The Israelites, desperately fleeing Egypt, found themselves at the brink of the Red Sea with Pharaoh and his army in hot pursuit, intent on destroying them. They could not go forward, and they could not go... Read More

God Works Through the Weak

God Works Through the Weak

“You want me to do what?” It was all he could muster. For some reason, he didn’t immediately say no. Being asked to speak at his college fellowship group felt like being asked to fill in for Billy Graham at one of his crusades. The... Read More

When You Do Not Know What to Do

When You Do Not Know What to Do

When was the last time a trial came so swiftly and forcefully that you did not know what to do? A woman has lived in chronic pain for eight years. Recently, however, she woke up one morning with new health concerns that brought another hard,... Read More

How Far Will You Go to Save Your Soul?

How Far Will You Go to Save Your Soul?

Losing a sense of God’s holiness is the first warning sign of entering a spiritually dangerous place. Externally, everything might look fine: Our families might be well, our ministries might be flourishing, we might be receiving recognition and... Read More

Five Reasons to Read the Bible Tomorrow

Five Reasons to Read the Bible Tomorrow

Why? Instead of just the guilt-inducing, duty-bound statement, “I should read my Bible,” why not ask why you should read it? And why ask about tomorrow (as opposed to in general)? Tomorrow is concrete. And why read your Bible while you're... Read More

Your Fight Against Sin Is Normal

Your Fight Against Sin Is Normal

Have you hit the wall in your fight for holiness? Athletes speak of hitting the wall when they experience extreme exhaustion due to depleted reserves of glycogen in the liver and muscles. Many believers feel similar spiritually. If you find yourself... Read More

Learn to Love All That’s Good

Learn to Love All That’s Good

Ask ten different Christians to define discernment and you’ll likely get ten different answers. For some, discernment is the ability to uncover scandal or spot doctrinal error, the stuff of church members who stand ready with a critique of the... Read More