Category Archives: thoughts by Phil Ware

Rest in the Shadow

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 Thought At the end of summer’s scorching heat, where did you find your shadow of protection and refreshment? When we … Continue reading

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Bad Stuff Happens

Satan has a part to play in the bad stuff. Our own sins and their consequences also play a part. The rebellion against God and the spiritual weakness in those we love bring hurtful things into our life. Continue reading… Continue reading

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Resist the Enemy

Satan is real. He and his power are intended to harm. But rather than spending our time worrying about him, let’s resist him when we are tempted and focus on Jesus. Continue reading

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Seek the Lord

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” Isaiah 55:6 Thoughts In truth, God is always close to those who genuinely seek after him. The real problem is that we drift away from … Continue reading

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I Will be With You

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior..” Isaiah 43:2-3 Continue reading

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The Lord will Keep You

“The Lord will keep you from all harm — he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Psalms 121:7-8 Thoughts on today’s verse Our lives are not lived alone. … Continue reading

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What is Your Strength

“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk … Continue reading

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I Am the Way

‘Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Thoughts on today’s verse I don’t want to be any more exclusive than Jesus. But I do … Continue reading

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My Foot is Slipping

“When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul” Psalm 94:18-19 Thoughts on today’s verse While we are amazed at the vastness of … Continue reading

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Our Refuge

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”  Psalm 46:1
Where can we go when all the walls fall and all the armies crumble and all hope is lost? Continue reading

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In Awe and Wonder

“I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2 Thoughts on today’s verse In a world of startling beauty and … Continue reading

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Wait

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 If there is anything we don’t like to do, it’s wait. Maybe that is why God is so interested in us learning to do it! Continue reading

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Anxiety

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 So often our worries are so heavy because we refuse to put them down. Let’s cast our burdens on the Lord. Let’s consciously… Continue reading

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Be Strong

“Have not I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9 Thought Never alone! What a promise. God will go … Continue reading

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Trust in the Lord

“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.” — Proverbs 29:25 Thought Jesus told us not to fear other human opponents (Luke 12:4-5). When we try to please others, when … Continue reading

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