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    God Is Our Refuge

    This is the fourth devotion in the Holding on By Faith Devotional series: God is our refuge. Today we’re looking at seasons of life where we experience deep pain and how we can turn to God for His presence and comfort. God is Our Refuge – Focus Verse “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 Devotion Sometimes we go through seasons in life where all we can feel is heartache. And in those moments, we feel like we’re alone. We can’t feel God’s presence or peace – just turmoil and despair. Our expectations and dreams for the future have been smashed into smithereens.…

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    Do Not Fear

    This is the second devotion in the Holding On By Faith Devotional Series: Do Not Fear. Today, we’re looking at the character of God and His heart of compassion toward us. Focus verse “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will also help you, I will also uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 Devotion God is with you. He will strengthen you. No matter what struggles you’re experiencing. Don’t be anxious. Don’t be afraid. God will help you. He will uphold you. These are all truths. Truths I am speaking over myself.…

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    Be Still And Know

    This is the second devotion in the Holding On By Faith Devotional Series here on the blog and today’s reflection is an encouragement to be still and know God’s power. The focus verse for today is lovely and it comes from Psalm 46. I want to encourage you to stop whatever you’re doing, take a deep breath, and settle in to read with a ready heart to listen to God’s word and the devotion for today. Also, please read the whole chapter after! Focus verse “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 Devotion…

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    Do Not Be Anxious

    This is the first devotion in the Holding on By Faith Devotional Series on the blog and today we’re looking at a command given to us in scripture: do not be anxious! Focus verse “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 Devotion In seasons of life when we are just holding on by a thread, often anxiety can completely engulf us as we envision ourselves being caught by our circumstances. It’s common in these situations…

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    Just Say The Word

    This is the fifth devotion in the Seeing By Faith Devotional Series: Just Say The Word. Today’s devotion focuses on believing in God’s word first, before we see an outworking in our circumstances. Focus verse “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.” Matthew 8:8 Devotion Often, our lack of faith is related to one thing. We can’t see any outward evidence of what we’re praying for. Yet, God wants us to have the kind of faith that believes in God’s promise first, which then leads to an outworking in reality. God wants us to…

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    Holy Fear

    This is the fourth devotion in the Seeing By Faith Devotional Series. This devotion is based on Hebrews 11:7 where Noah is commended for his faith and holy fear of the Lord. Focus verse By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith. Hebrews 11:7 Devotion It takes fear of the Lord to see by faith and not by sight. One great example of tremendous faith comes from none other than Noah. It was faith in the Lord that induced…

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    Trust In The Lord

    This is the third devotion in the Seeing By Faith Devotional Series and today we’re looking at trust in the Lord. Focus verse “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Devotion As human beings, we often lean on our own bird’s-eye view of things when we think about the future. We see limits; not possibilities. We think that certain things can only come about in specific ways. For instance, in our worldly mindset, we think that to gain money, we need a secure job. Or that…

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    Not By Sight!

    As Christians, we walk by faith, not by sight. What does that mean, though? How can we walk by faith? This is the second devotion in the Seeing By Faith Devotional Series. Not By Sight Focus verse “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7 Devotion The Christian life is not about deciding to have faith in Jesus one day, and then maintaining the same amount of faith forever. The Christian life is a journey. We grow in faith as we walk through life with Jesus by our side. Faith is a dynamic and organic current that transforms us from the inside out. Walking by faith…

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    Faith Is The Conviction Of Things Not Seen

    This is the first devotion in the Seeing By Faith Devotional Series and today’s devotion is about the assurance of things hoped for and conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). My prayer is that this devotion blesses your life. May God’s grace and peace be with you as you read and meditate. Faith Is The Conviction Of Things Not Seen Focus verse Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.– Hebrews 11:1 Devotion When I was younger in the Christian faith, I used to see faith as a one-time experience of putting your hope in Christ for salvation. Now I no longer…

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    Take Every Thought Captive!

    This is devotion number six in the Walking By Faith Devotional Series: Take Every Thought Captive. And today we’re looking at taking our thoughts captive to make them obedient to Christ.  Walking By Faith – Take Every Thought Captive Focus verse “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 Devotion Does it seem like there’s a war in your mind sometimes? That’s because it’s true, we are at war. Yet, this war is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers. In his second letter to…