Overflowing Grace

DAILY VERSE

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Psalm 23:5

DEVOTION

God’s grace. I need it every day. If it weren’t for His grace, I’d have woken up this morning feeling defeated and condemning myself as unworthy.

But I know every morning when I rise, God is smiling down upon me. He’s forgotten all of my failures from yesterday and He’s ready to give me the strength and the faith I need to conquer another day!

Seize the day! God will go before you and prepare a table for you, overflowing with His grace and goodness!

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Jesus Doesn’t Mind Getting Wet

DAILY VERSE

He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.

Psalm 147:3

DEVOTION

About eight years ago, our lives changed. My family and I lost basically everything. All we have resides in another state in storage. During this time most every friend we had abandoned us. Nobody wants to get wet when you’re drowning.

Fortunately, Jesus can walk on water. He doesn’t mind getting wet. He will gladly jump into the crashing waves and rescue you.

God provided family and friends who’ve gone through these struggles with us. As He’s drawn near, our faith has been strengthened. He never promised that things would always be easy, but He does promise to be with you in the midst of of it all.

He Walks with You

DAILY VERSE

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Colossians 3:2

DEVOTION

When you focus on the Lord, it’s important that you see Him as being with you in your situation. Too many people think of God as being far away. They don’t see God as being accessible or available to them. The truth is, He’s present with us in every moment of every day.

No matter where you are at any given moment, let Jesus be the source of your contentment. See that the Lord is walking with you. Sense His presence. Become aware of His awesome power and authority.

Hope is More Powerful!

DAILY VERSE

What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead.

Hebrews 11:1

DEVOTION

At times, we feel the uncertainty of the trials we are experiencing. We may even feel like we’re on a journey that seems impossible. Hope is what allows us to persevere through the fear and the pain. 

Hope is more powerful than any uphill battle we may face!

God IS with you!

DAILY VERSE

“Yes, be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt! For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

DEVOTION

Many people think the opposite of fear is hope, courage, or strength. The true opposite of fear is faith. When fear causes anxiety, it doesn’t simply quench your peace, it attacks the foundation of that peace—namely, our faith. Peace flees when fear is present. 

Peace comes from God. Knowing that He will never flee or forsake you should give you the clear knowledge that fear is a tool the enemy uses to sow doubt. Do not believe the lies, God IS with you! 

He Offers Us Hope

DAILY VERSE

He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.

1 Peter 1:20

DEVOTION

Before God created the world he knew we’d fall flat on our faces. He knew we’d break our relationship with Him and that He’d have to provide a way to repair the damage.

Jesus is that way! See, before God created the Earth, He had already planned on giving us hope.

Whatever you’re dealing with, wherever you find yourself, there is always hope! Reach out to God in prayer today to see the hope He has to offer.

Hope is Trusting

DAILY VERSE

…”My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”

Luke 1:46-47

DEVOTION

There is a difference between having hope and wishing. Wishing is an optimistic thought that doesn’t require any action; hope is about trusting.

Mary was young, pregnant, and unwed, yet she had hope.

We must never forget God’s promise that He will never leave or forsake us. When we ache, He aches for us. When we weep, He weeps with us. When we are weak, He gives us strength. As we trust, He gives us hope!