Unlocked Archives: prayer

  • January 17, 2024

    READ: PSALMS 27:7-14; 33:20-22 I keep calling out, GodEven though I am tiredEven though I don’t see You working yetEven though this life seems to be killing meI keep calling out, GodBecause You are my only hopeBecause You can bring me peaceBecause You can move into action at any timeI keep calling out, GodAnd my [...]

  • January 12, 2024

    READ: PSALM 4:8; MATTHEW 11:28-30; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7 The sound of white noise as we lay down to sleep can give us comfort and cover up distracting sounds that might keep us awake. A fan going while we rest can help us feel comfortable and breathe easier. Some of us have a particular pillow we need [...]

  • January 10, 2024

    READ: 1 THESSALONIANS 5:12-22; 1 PETER 5:6-11 We are faced with countless decisions every day. What do I want for dinner? Should I read or play video games after work? Where do I go to college? Should I even go to college? Some life decisions are bigger than others, and they require more thought too. [...]

  • January 7, 2024

    READ: HEBREWS 13:5-8; 1 JOHN 4:15 This world changes,But You, my Lord, never changeThe Lord who created the worldThe Lord who told Noah to build an arkYou are the same Lord who lives in me todayThe Lord who led the Israelites out of slaveryThe Lord who gave us the commandmentsYou are the same Lord who [...]

  • January 1, 2024

    READ: MATTHEW 14:23; JOHN 15:5-9 I love God and value my relationship with Him, but I have periods in my life when I struggle to make time to focus on being with Him. I do really well when I have a lot of structure surrounding my own faith. This was great when I was in [...]

  • December 27, 2023

    READ: PSALMS 34:15-18; 139:7-12; HEBREWS 13:5 When it all slips awayWhen I am left aloneThe darkness surrounds meI feel like hidingWhen it all gets too heavyWhen life is hard to bearThe world is too much for meI remember I’m not aloneMy Savior is with meHe knows my painMy God does not forsake meNo matter how [...]

  • December 16, 2023

    READ: ISAIAH 9:1-7; MATTHEW 1:18-23 God with us. Closer than our very breath, YH-WH, “I am,” here (Exodus 3:14). From the seeking of humanity in the Garden of Eden, when we first sinned and God called to us, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9). To the seeking in the desert, when the Lord spoke to Hagar [...]

  • December 12, 2023

    READ: PSALM 25:16-18; 1 PETER 1:3-13 Lonely, sad, life isn’t what I hoped Desperate, scared, I feel alone No one is for me, I stand by myself Many are against me, I can’t face them I need mercy, need someone to help I need strength, need to be held I cannot go forward on my [...]

  • December 1, 2023

    READ: PSALM 86; 2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-9 Have you had a very bad day recently? The kind of day when you’re late to school or work, forgot your lunch at home, and realized you didn’t turn in an important assignment? Or worse, the kind of day when you get really bad news, and all the sudden [...]

  • November 30, 2023

    READ: PSALM 1:1-3; JEREMIAH 17:7-8; JOHN 7:37-39; 15:4-17 Minutes before sunset was my favorite time of day. I sat on an outcropping of rock, dangling my bare feet above a crystalline spring of water. My home, this floating island in the sky, was level with the setting sun precisely at this time. Golden light skimmed [...]