Have you ever found yourself standing in a barley field, struggling to beat back the enemy? And maybe you had one person fighting with you, or maybe you were all alone.
This Psalm is one of my favorites. I love how the Psalmist is truthful about his discouragement, trying to hide nothing from his readers. His heart is heavy.
Many of us live paycheck to paycheck and pray for God to fill in the gaps… but are we living with our hands open?
Years ago, we lived in a house with a wonderfully large basement. Our kids loved to ride bikes and rollerblading around the amazing space. It was a mother’s “dream basement”- space and lots of it for play. The kids and their friends spent hours upon hours down there! But there was one concern I had, over the years one wall of the foundation seemed to be a bit iffy.
One of the great things about getting a bit older is having so many memories. Some of them make me smile, some are sad, and then there are those that make me feel the same way I did as the original event took place. This is one of those times.
No matter who you are or where you live, you too are affected by the thundering noise of the abnormally noisy and harsh world. It is way too, LOUD!
But there is hope.
I wrote this Christmas devotional for the Advent Devotional put out by the Women’s Ministry of my church. I hope it encourages you during this Christmas season…
[Exo 13:21 NLT] 21 The LORD went ahead of them. He guided them during the day with a pillar of cloud, and he provided light at night with a pillar of fire. This allowed them to travel by day or by night. The people of Israel were on their way out of Egypt and finallyContinue reading “Christmas and the Pillar of Fire”
Then, as I left the room, a small voice requested that I leave the door open just a bit so that some light from the Christmas tree could stream in.
This is a Christmas devotional I wrote for the Advent Devotional put out by the Women’s Ministry of my church. I hope it encourages you during this Christmas season.