When Hope Runs Out

“The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness.” Lam. 3:22-23, NASB Maybe you watched my Devotions for Women: NO WATER! segment yesterday. If so, you’re aware that water is currently unavailable at the Wickham household. I like camping, but really, not in my own house. Yet the trial continues … a third repairmen is scheduled to investigate the issue tomorrow morning. I pray he’ll be able to correct it. Sadly I discovered that the […]

Discovering God’s Names: Because He’s the Alpha & Omega, We Need Not Fear

photo credit: 2015-10-28 fin via photopin (license) “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Rev. 22:13, NASB In the writing world, many beginnings and endings occur. The way an article, a chapter—or in my case, a lesson—starts and finishes is of utmost importance. In fact, the entire book should draw the reader in immediately, retain his/her interest throughout, and close so the reader is satisfied but wanting more. Did you know Jesus is the beginning and the end? […]

Discovering God’s Names: Yahweh-Shalom

photo credit: Mirrors Grain 20110510_51 (1) via photopin (license)   “And the LORD said to him, ‘Peace to you, do not fear; you shall not die.’ Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD and named it The LORD is peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.” Judges 6:23-24, Nasb On my way out of the grocery story, the news headline, “Pray for Peace,” caught my eye. Quickly the thought crossed my mind, “Without Jesus, there is no peace.” Everywhere […]

Discovering God’s Names: Yahweh-Rohi

photo credit: Maaaa via photopin (license)   “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1, Nasb Life is a journey… Even more, I believe the Christian life is a journey. As we travel from the point of salvation toward the day we’re in Christ’s presence, we encounter various terrains. Whether our path is smooth and uncluttered or complicated and treacherous, we need a Shepherd. (Click to tweet) David, the beloved psalmist, realized this truth even before he ascended the throne. Amidst the perils he suffered from King […]

Discovering God’s Names: It’s Wonderful

photo credit: _MG_6592-00 via photopin (license)   Dear Readers, Sometimes it’s good to pause. Breathe. Allow truth to sink in. And I hope this post inspires you to do just that. Over the past several months, we’ve been discovering different names of God that explain His character’s various aspects. Like diamond facets, these names sparkle in their display of WHO He is. The God of the universe, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the God of you and me—possesses such an infinite character that numerous names are attached to Him. At […]