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: 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 […]

Drawing Near: You Give Me Peace

  “The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26, NASB Loving Father in heaven, Your peace encompasses so much more than I realized: tranquility, a satisfied condition, and a sense of well-being.* How fitting and perfect You are, knowing what I need and always ready to supply. Renew a tranquil spirit within me. Let me view life with a calm eye, resting […]

Discovering God’s Names: Jesus, Prince of Peace

“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6, NASB Peace. It can be an elusive feeling … like last night when I turned into the Krispy Kreme parking lot. Cars looped around the building as people purchased donuts in a crazy mad rush. Or when I drove down the road, vehicles clogged my […]