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“You are a shield around me, O LORD, my Glorious One, who lifts up my head.” Psalm 3:4


We live in a world of great unrest: riots and terrorist attacks in many places, train bombings and shootings in broad daylight…How can we feel safe?

Late in his reign King David, was forced to flee for his life from Jerusalem because of a revolt led by his rebellious and arrogant son Absalom and a host of traitors. He could have trusted his army to protect him and defeat Absalom but instead He trusted God. “You are a shield around me, O LORD, my Glorious One, who lifts up my head,” he wrote.

Even at night, in the wide open desert without concrete walls around him and a comfortable bed, David was able to sleep. In the morning, he may have shaken his head in surprise as he said, “even here I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.”

The fact that God was His protection was very real to King David for he often wrote about it in the Psalms.

My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—from violent men you save me. You give me your shield of victory; you stoop down to make me great.”  2 Samuel 22: 3, 36

Those comforting words are also for us. During times when we feel vulnerable we can say with David, “My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart” (Psalm 7:10). “He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge” (Psalm 144:2).

For a shield to do any good we must use it. We must dwell in the fortress (God) and take up His shield.

Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one,” Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:16.

Dear Father, we thank you that you are greater than anything that could harm us. We trust in your protection and deliverance.

By Helen Lescheid
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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

Jesus offers us peace—the peace with God which he made possible through his death on the cross; the peace of God which fills our hearts with quiet confidence even when life is tough.

But why do so many of us not experience this peace of heart and mind?

Jesus offers peace but for it to become a felt reality, we must take care of our let nots. Jesus said,

Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

The Amplified Bible explains:

stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.”

How? Do not feed fear by what you watch on T.V. video games, movies, or books you read.

Replace a disturbing thought with a good thought—quote a Bible verse or a stanza from a hymn or chorus. One that has helped me is “Be still my soul: the Lord is on your side…”

Tell God about your fear with thanksgiving.  “God, you are bigger than this problem.  I give this to you now. I want to trust you with it.”

Move ahead despite your fear.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus Philippians 4:4-7.

Lord Jesus, fill my heart and mind with your peace.

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I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world
(John 16:33)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)


When we look at the world news, our hearts tend to get frightened. So much unrest, violence, fear! Jesus predicted it would be this way. “In this world you will have trouble,” he said. “But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

How can we as Christians still have peace in our hearts and make a difference in our world?

Paul gives us some practical steps: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful” (Colossians 4:2).

Devote yourselves to prayer for your families, church leaders, governments, refugees…

Is there a friend or neighbor you could team up with for prayer on a weekly basis?

Being watchful. Instead of looking at the problem, keep your eyes on Jesus. As long as Peter kept looking at the Lord Jesus, he walked on water. The moment he focused on the waves, he began to sink. Readjusting our focus may mean spending more time reading God’s Word and less time on watching the news on television.

Be thankful that no matter what happens in the world, God is still in control. He is never ringing His hands saying, “What am I going to do?” The atrocities committed on innocent refugees, families, children and youths sadden His heart. Pray that they will feel God’s nearness and that they will get the help they need. Perhaps we can help with a donation.

Be thankful for your daily blessings. Write them down in a gratitude journal.

We can rest assured that no matter what happens in the world, Jesus Christ is still the victorious One and Our Sovereign Lord. “I know that you can do all things,” Job said. “No plan of yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2).

Dwelling on Jesus’ words we can have peace.

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For this God is our God forever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.” Psalm 48:14


Do not put your confidence in your ability to follow Christ, but instead in his ability to lead you. by Jack Deere.

While visiting my children in Senegal, West Africa, we were invited to attend a wedding. The wedding reception was held at the bride’s parent’s homestead. But how to get there was a problem.

We had travelled for about an hour on rutted roads crossing barren fields–hot in the African sun–and through small villages sending chickens and goats scurrying. At clusters of mud huts wide-eyed children waved. Geoff had stopped several times to ask directions, to no avail. No road signs, I thought. How will we ever find the way?

At the fork of a dusty road, Geoff slowed the four-wheel drive. “Which way?” he asked his wife Esther. “Your guess is as good as mine,” she laughed. “How about left at the baobab tree.”

We passed an old man walking barefoot beside the road. Geoff slowed and waited for the man to approach the window. A brisk conversation ensued. The man nodded his head, then entered the van. “He knows where the place is. He’ll show us the way,” Geoff said. Immediately we relaxed. With a good guide sitting beside the driver, in no time we arrived at our destination.

As we approach the uncharted territory of another year, with its challenges and opportunities, we will lose our way unless we have Jesus as our guide sitting up front showing us the way. This year is not new to Him. After all, “Every day of our lives is written in his book” (Psalm 139:16). He knows the way.

Do you have Jesus in your life? Are you following His directions? With Jesus in your “car” directing the way, you will get to your desired destination.

Lord Jesus, I want to follow you. Show me the way today and help me to listen. Amen.

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God  is waiting to show His love and kindness to you and to guide your life.  He wants to make something beautiful of your life.  And you can open your heart and life to Him today by praying this prayer with a sincere attitude.

Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life to you and ask you to come in as my Savior and Lord. Take control of my life. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Make me the kind of person you want me to be.


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Do you sometimes wonder why bad things happen to good people?


Are you confused by what’s happening in your life?

Do you wonder where is God in all this?

We have been conditioned to think of God as a doting parent whose function is to shield us from unpleasant circumstances. No wonder we are disappointed. The Bible clearly teaches that God sometimes acts in severity. C.S. Lewis describes these actions of God as His “severe mercy.”

Listen to these Bible verses:

For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt” (Psalm 69:26).

Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction” (Isaiah 30:20).

Notice, it wasn’t insensitive people, nor my own shortsightedness, nor the devil who gives the afflictions, but the Lord. Because He chooses them, they are carefully and lovingly measured to suit my person. Furthermore, there is a design, a redemptive purpose to what He chooses to bring into our lives.

The LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted” (Isaiah 30:26)

God is very much involved in everything that happens to us.

I find great comfort in a balanced view of God: a parent wiser than I am (Isaiah 55:8); a God who cannot be manipulated by me or anyone else. God loves me enough to bring trials into my life that will grow my character and give me a deeper understanding of Who He is.

True, some hardships do come my way because of my own failures, selfish persons, or Satan’s strategies, but no matter, God is involved and His loving plan will be carried out. Job came to this conclusion at the end of his long ordeal. “No plan of yours can be thwarted,” he said. (Job 42:2)

Father, thank you that You work all things together for good in my life. I want to trust you more.

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May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it.  Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” (Ephesians 3:19 NLT).


Most of us have sung, “Jesus loves me this I know,” and recited “For God so loved the world,” since we were children. Yet, we don’t experience God’s love. Why is that?

We may have been desperately disappointed by people who claim to love us, and now we are skeptical of love–even God’s love.

When we look to any other person besides God to meet all our love needs, we set ourselves up for disappointment. There is no human being alive that can love us as completely and as fully as we need to be loved, and there never will be. Only God can do that.

On the other hand, we may feel betrayed by God Himself. Maybe we’ve prayed fervently for a need and, instead of the situation getting better, it got worse.  It’s like God doesn’t care.

Now stubborn independence and pride have taken over.  We’re like a pebble in a brook bathed in life-giving water, but because it remains unyielding, it can’t absorb the water.

The Bible tells us that God’s love is available to all:

But God shows and clearly proves his love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8 Amp).  “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:9, 10).

But love is also relational. For us to benefit from God’s love, we need to respond to it in faith and obedience. We need to make our hearts soft so the love of God can penetrate.

“But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him…to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments” (Psalm 103:17 NRSV).

God’s abundant love is swirling all around us, but we need to reciprocate. How? “By fearing the LORD and obeying His commandments.”

But aren’t we then earning God’s love? No, we are tuning our hearts to be receptive to God’s love. By faith we affirm His love and by our obedience we respond to his love. As we do so, it becomes a heart-felt reality.

Dear God, thank You that You love me always. I want to tune my heart to receive Your love. I want to be alert to all the reminders of your love you scatter throughout the day.  In Jesus name, amen

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Jesus tells the crowd at the temple, “the miracles that I do in my Father’s name speak for me” (John 10:25). “I did not speak of my own accord but my Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it” (John 12:49).

The world looks at dependency as immaturity.

The Bible teaches that dependency upon God is the right and natural way to live.

Jesus modeled for us complete dependency upon God. He went to a lonely place to pray, that is, to grow in the awareness that all the power He had was given to Him; that all the words He spoke came from His Father; and that all the works He did were not really His but the works of the One who had sent Him.

God encourages our dependency on Him, not because He delights to be boss, but because we were made to be dependent beings and we function best when we live in dependency on Him. God made us to be wired into Him.

I visualize my dependency on Christ as being a branch in a tree that expects to be nourished moment by moment by the sap that flows through the tree. When I feel empty, I hear Jesus saying, “Tap into my wisdom, my patience, my love, my energy.” There’s no danger of running out, for His supply is inexhaustible.

If we would practice this moment-by-moment dependency upon God, how much more relaxed we would be! We’d have more poise and confidence.

Thank you, Father, that I’m a branch in the Vine, Christ Jesus, and His resources never run out. I count on His strength and joy today.

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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 protection.”
Psalm 91:1,4

I read about a clever little bird in the tropics who, before she leaves the nest, covers her young birds with leaves. Should a poisonous snake strike its tongue against the leaves, it will instantly recoil. The leaves are poisonous to the snake.

As Christians we also have an adequate covering against our adversary, the devil. God Himself is our covering. He shields us with his wings. He shelters us with his feathers. His faithful promises are our armor and protection (Psalm 91:1,4).

How have you experienced this?

Some years ago, when I was especially run down in body and spirit, I sensed an encroaching darkness descend upon me. On this particular day, I had gone to bed early but I couldn’t sleep. An ominous dread filled my heart. When I opened my eyes, I saw a dark figure had entered the room. I called for my husband to come and together we said, “In the name of Jesus Christ, we command you to leave. We are covered with the blood of Jesus Christ and you cannot touch us. We belong to God.”

Instantly, the darkness vanished.

In Christ, we have a covering that the powers of darkness cannot penetrate. Therefore, we have nothing to fear–ever.

Father, I thank you for the victory that is ours in Christ Jesus. Knowing that You are covering me and my family, I can now relax and go to sleep.

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But now this is what the LORD says,–“Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mineIsaiah 43:1


We phone a business and get an automated voice telling us to press #1 for English, press #2 for another language, press #3 for a certain option, press #4 to leave a message… In a busy office we’re instructed to pick a number, then to wait for our turn.

Now imagine you’re stepping into the presence of God almighty. Remember, He is the Sovereign God who runs the universe. He must be exceedingly busy, right? So it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a sign saying, “pick a number and wait for your turn.”

But no! I can see Him turning to you with a smile that says, “Well, come on in. I’ve been waiting for you! What took you so long?”

To our heavenly Father we’re not just a number; we are not put on a wait list. He sees us as a valued person, redeemed—bought back—from the enemy with the blood of Jesus; a precious child whom the Father loves dearly; for whom He fights; whom He defends; whom He cheers on. Why? “Because you are precious and honored in my sight and because I love you…But now this is what the LORD says—‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine,’” (Isaiah 43:1-4).

Imagine, He calls each one of us by name! Like a mother calls her precious child. Like a lover whispers the name of his beloved.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,” Jesus invites. “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”. This is not a general invitation, but a personal invitation with your name on it. Can you hear him call your name?

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The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.Zephaniah 3:17


Have you ever felt like you were excluded from the “in” crowd?


Maybe it happened in school when teams were chosen or perhaps there was a family gathering and nobody told you about it.

I know the feeling of isolation well. I was a refugee kid in Europe, not as good as the children born in the country. In my young teens, I became an immigrant in Canada. I couldn’t speak English, hit a baseball, shoot a basket, comprehend the jokes. I didn’t belong. Even at home, I was the odd one out. I felt like a misfit.

The feeling of not belonging trailed me for many years.

When I heard that God loves me, I figured, of course, he has to because God loves the whole world. But, as I continued to read the Bible, I began to comprehend that Jesus loves Me, personally. I was not an accident for God created me according to a beautiful blue print.  He  watched me as I was being formed…woven together in the womb (Psalm 139:14-16). What’s more, Jesus valued me enough to die for me. “But God demonstrates his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

Now if I would receive Jesus as my Savior and Lord, He would adopt me into his family.  And it had nothing to do with being deserving; it was God’s free gift. What good news!

One day I did invite Jesus to come into my heart, cleanse me of all sin, and make me a child of God. That was the beginning of a brand new identity: a beloved child of God in whom God delights—even with singing!

This good news is for each of you too.

Think of it: the Creator of the universe loves us! It’s not love at a distance, but He’s actually involved in our lives. He’s walking with us. “The steps of the godly are directed by the LORD. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand” (Psalm 37:23, 24 NLT). He created us for fellowship with Himself and with each other.

Father, I feel so blessed that you have adopted me into your family. I want to see everyone I meet today, as you see them and make them feel special and included.

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Lord Jesus, I want to know You personally. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life to You and ask you to come in as my Savior and Lord. Take control of my life. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. Amen.


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“The  LORD is my strength and my song, he has  become my salvation.”  Psalm 118:14


Do you ever feel like the challenges of life you’re facing are too much for you—like you can’t handle anymore? You just don’t have the strength for it?

Gideon lived in very troubled times. Foreign armies—the Medianites, the Amelekites and other eastern countries– invaded the country and plundered the fields and killed the livestock. For this reason, Gideon and other Israelites lived in mountain caves and harvested at night. One day an angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon. “The Lord is with you mighty warrior,” he said.“ Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of the Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you.”

How can I save Israel?” Gideon said. “My clan is the weakest in the nation and I am the least in my family.

I will be with you,” The Lord said. “Go in this your strength.” In other words, “I am your strength and that’s all the strength you need.’

And in that strength, with a very small army, Gideon defeated a huge army and brought peace to Israel. How did Gideon do it? He listened to God rather than his feelings. He moved ahead step by step as God gave him direction. He gave God the freedom to work out His plan.

If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ’

I PRAY THAT out of his glorious riches he may strengthen me with power through his Spirit in my inner being so that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith (Ephesians 3:16). Today I will remember that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

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Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvationIsaiah 12:2

In my home I have a small dial on the wall that automatically regulates the temperature in a room. When a room is too hot or too cold, I check to see if it is set correctly. Then I adjust it according to my wishes. And soon the atmosphere in my home changes.

I find this principle works also in the spiritual realm.

Each morning I need to check the temperature of my heart and reset my internal thermostat.

How? By starting the day, not with the newspaper or with some urgent thing to do, but with a Scripture that will set my heart and mind on God. For instance, Isaiah 12 has often been my thermostat regulator. I say the words out loud as I seek to set my heart on God.

Today I will praise you, O LORD“… I may feel discouraged but I will praise You anyway.

With joy I will draw water from the wells of salvation –God’s well never dries up. Therefore I will have all the resources I need today.

Today I will say: “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.–” Yes, I want this to be my aim today.

Today I will sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things– When I’m tempted to complain, I will remember the good things God is doing.

I will remember that great is the Holy One of Israel among us– When I feel  overwhelmed, I will remember it’s not all up to me. It’s God within me doing the work.

By setting my internal thermostat on God’s truths, what a difference it makes to my outlook. The whole day works better.

Dear God, thank You for leaving us Your Word and your Holy Spirit. We do not have to go through this day alone; we do not have to work in our own strength. Today we will praise You, oh God, for Your faithfulness.

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The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130

One winter evening as I was driving through thick fog, I had a hard time seeing the road. I focused hard on the  dim reflectors that marked the lanes. Inching my way from light to light, I managed to get home.

In my spiritual journey also there are times when I have a hard time finding my way. What helps me at a time like that? I focus on the light of God’s Word. A verse in the Bible will light up as though I am seeing it for the first time. Sometimes, a friend will give me a Scripture coupled with the words “I will pray for you.” After I’ve read it, I jot down my friend’s name beside it. Verses such as:

The steps of the godly are directed by the LORD. He delights in every detail of their lives.” (Psalm37:23)—given by Margaret

You will keep on guiding me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.” (Psalm 73:24)—given by Dolores

The LORD will guide you continually, watering your life when you are dry…” (Isaiah 58:11)—given by Agnes

Margaret, Dolores, Agnes—each friend has held up a reflector of God’s truth. As I’ve focused on it, hope has revived me. With God as my Guide, I will find my way home.

Can you think of someone today who could use an encouraging word from the Bible?

Father, thank you for the light of your Word and for people who hold it up high for us to find our way.

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“Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.” Isaiah 50:10


In the Bible a new day begins with darkness. In Genesis chapter 1 each new day is introduced with the words, “and there was evening, and there was morning—the first day“. The second day, and so on.

When God wants to take us into a new day of spiritual experience, He often begins with darkness. He leads us into a period of confusion, pain and disappointment. Take Joseph for example. God had told him that he would be ruling one day. Instead, for years he endured the exact opposite. He was rejected by his brothers, sold into slavery and endured a long imprisonment. Yet, all the while God was preparing him for a new day when the promise would become reality.

Are you in a time of darkness? You can’t see the way. You don’t understand what’s happening. It makes no sense to you. Tell God about it and then leave it with Him. He knows the way and He is leading you into a new day.

God has promised us treasures of darkness. “I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by name “ (Isaiah 45:3).

The greatest treasure is to know God in a deeper way: to know that God is real and He meets real needs. It’s in the dark that God’s picture unfolds.

God says, “Trust Me. Don’t try to figure out what is happening. Simply trust Me and thank Me in advance for the good that will come out of it all.”

It will be a surprise how God will break into your life this time.

Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” (Psalm 25:4,5).

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For since the world began, no ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him!Isaiah 64:4 (Application Study Bible). “Blessed are all who wait for him!” Isaiah 30:18

Jesus loved Martha and Mary and their brother, Lazarus. They were His dearest friends. When Lazarus became gravely ill, his sisters sent an urgent message to Jesus: “Lord, the one you love is sick” (John 11:3). They were certain that Jesus would come quickly.

But Jesus didn’t rush to their side. Even though He knew the gravity of the situation, He stayed where He was two more days (John 11:5,6). Meanwhile, Lazarus’ condition worsened. Overcome with worry, the sisters fretted,  “What’s keeping Him? We told Him it was urgent.”

Their brother Lazarus died.

Imagine the pain! Coupled with the grief of losing a dear brother was the feeling of betrayal. In their deepest need, Jesus had not come. When Jesus finally came, the sisters both said, “It’s too late.”

Can you relate?  Despite your earnest prayers, you’ve waited weeks, months and even years for things to change. God seems very far away. You cry out with the psalmist,

How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart?” (Psalm 13:1,2)

Some prayers are followed by silence because they are wrong,  others because they are bigger than we understand,” writes Oswald Chambers. God is silent because He wants to give us a bigger revelation of Himself than we’ve ever had before.

That’s what Jesus’ delay was all about. Instead of healing Lazarus, Jesus raised him from the dead. Jesus revealed to them that He Himself is the resurrection and the life.

Are there times in your life when you feel like giving up on prayer? Nothing seems to be happening. It’s as though God isn’t listening or caring. But God’s delays are not denials. He is listening and He does care. He wants to show Himself to you in a new way.

I pray that you will be strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience and joyfully give thanks to the Father—even before the answer comes.

”Father, I thank you that you are working even though I can’t see it at this time. I want to trust you with this. I give it to you now.”

By Helen Lescheid
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