Category Archives: thoughts by Helen Grace Lescheid

Devotionals by author Helen Lesheid

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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God’s Everlasting Love

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”  Psalm 143:8 Life can be cruel sometimes. … Continue reading

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Let Him Calm Your Fears

“Do not fret, it only leads to evil” Psalm 37:8 (NIV). When your child is fussy, what do you do? You take him or her onto your lap and talk soothingly. Maybe you sit in a rocking chair and sing … Continue reading

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God with Us

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: (Isaiah)”The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel–which means “‘God with us”  Matthew 1:23       A … Continue reading

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Feeling or Fact: What Will You Stand On?

Questions: Have you been struggling with despair? Are you relying on feelings instead of fact? How can you affirm God’s truth in your life today? Continue reading

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Let Your Words Bring Healing Not Hurt

Dear Father, I want my words to be words of healing, not of hurt. I want to remember that ‘kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body”
Proverbs 16: 24 Continue reading

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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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God’s Everlasting Faithfulness

#DailyScripture “If we are faithless, God will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13 Continue reading

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