Category Archives: thoughts by Helen Grace Lescheid

Devotionals by author Helen Lesheid

Let Thanksgiving be the Habit of your Life

Why is thanksgiving so important? It acknowledges God in the situation. When things go wrong the last thing we want to do is give thanks. But it’s the most beneficial. Thanksgiving prepares the way for God’s salvation to come in. Continue reading

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I Want People to See Jesus in Me

“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3: 13-14 What … Continue reading

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God’s Holding Patterns

When God wants to do something new in our lives, it is often preceded by major renovations. “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, put painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11 Continue reading

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God is Good—All the Time

God’s goodness is the same on bad days as it is on good days. People who attest to God’s goodness in their lives do not experience an absence of trouble but rather have a keen awareness of God’s presence in every situation. Continue reading

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A Sense of Wonder

“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…” … Continue reading

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The God of Second Chances

God was well acquainted with Moses’ failure and inadequacy. But Moses did qualify on one count: God loves to use ordinary, weak, human beings to do His work. Continue reading

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God is our Protection

“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty… He will shield you with his wings. He will shelter you with his feathers. His faithful promises are your armor and … Continue reading

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God’s Discipline

Who loves his child more—the father who allows the child to do what will harm him, or the one who corrects, trains, and even punishes the child to help him learn what is right?  Discipline may feel like punishment, but let us remember God’s discipline is a sign of his deep love for us. Continue reading

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God is Holy and Merciful

“Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.” Micah 7:18 There’s an innate knowledge within persons of all … Continue reading

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He’s Holding Me

“God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to his promise, and he can be depended on)” 1 Corinthians 1:9 (Amplified) During a very difficult time in my life, people kept encouraging me, “Keep hanging onto God and his … Continue reading

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God’s Love is Holy Love

“The mountains and the hills may crumble, but My love for you will never end…so says the LORD who loves you” (Isaiah 54:10 GNT) God is love. Love is who He is and it’s the bedrock of all that He … Continue reading

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After What I Did, Can God Use Me Again?

When we have sinned, we are prone to think that, even though God forgives us, our life of service is finished. Our reputation is ruined. We’re a complete failure. Satan wants us to live in defeat, … Continue reading

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God in the Storm

Storms of life: How do we know God can meet us in every need unless we’ve experienced some extreme need. God is never too late to help us. Continue reading

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Victory in Christ

“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57. “It isn’t my fault. He made me do it.” “She can’t help it -after what’s happened to her.” Continue reading

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I Choose to Give Thanks

Jesus exuded a joyful confidence no matter what happened in his life. He lived each day in joyful obedience to the Father. The kind of life, he promised to his followers: “I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness” (John 10:10). Continue reading

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