Devotional

Devotional

There Is A God in Heaven

As we begin another week, take a few moments to read through Daniel 2. While you are reading, consider the significance of this reality: there is a God in heaven. The king of Babylon had a dream and it left him extremely unsettled (v. 1-3). He called his wise men to interpret the dream for him, with one stipulation: he refused to tell them what the dream was. To make matters worse, if they didn’t interpret his dream, they would…

Passion Week Devotional Readings

This Sunday, April 5, marks the beginning of the week known as the Passion Week. As we prepare for this special time of year, we’ve prepared some brief Scripture readings to help you to … Take some time each day to reflect on what Scripture reveals about the person and work of Jesus. Consider the significance of Jesus’ final days. Prepare to celebrate His resurrection and promise of new life for all who believe! These passages are just a small selection to…

Be Still

This is our final post in our series of meditations through Psalm 46. If you haven’t yet, take some time to read through the Psalm and then read the first few posts. Confidence in Crisis (v. 1-3) The Joy, Stability, and Security of God’s Presence (v. 4-7) Behold the Works of the Lord (v. 8-9) In verses 8-11, we are given a 2-part invitation to know God’s presence. This isn’t just knowing His presence theoretically, but knowing it as a day-to-day reality.…

Behold the Works of the Lord

In Psalm 46 we have learned that the greatness of God’s character and the reality of His presence can turn our fear, distress, and anxiety into joy, security, and stability! But let’s get honest. The idea of God’s presence does seem a little bit abstract, at least to some of us. How can we truly experience His presence, knowing it to be a day-to-day reality and not just a concept? Real fears need real answers, and vague theological concepts are…

The Joy, Stability, and Security of God’s Presence

This week, we are meditating on Psalm 46 together. You can read the first part of this series here. In verses 1-3 of this Psalm, we saw that fear comes into our lives when we realize that the very things we thought we could count on have the potential of being removed at any moment. That is where many people in our world are living right now. However, in the face of distress and uncertainty, the reality of God’s character…

Confidence in Crisis

The tone of Psalm 46 seems to suggest it was written at a time of crisis. Of course, the particular crisis of the Psalm is not specified, but that’s okay, we are all keenly aware of a current crisis. Many are struggling with fear and insecurity in ways they have never experienced. On a global level, to say that our world is characterized by fear, distress, and instability would be an understatement. But on a personal level, are you sensing uncertainty, apprehension,…