Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! – Psalms 27:14 Waiting is one of the hardest things to do. Especially when you are waiting for something you really want; a job, a test result, a prayer answered. While waiting is hard, it is also a necessary part of our life as it builds our resilience and patience. It also builds our faith as it requires a lot of trust in God. It requires us to stop striving to fix or change things and to trust that God has it under control. … Continue reading Minute Devotions: A time of waiting
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word. Psalm 119:144 One of my favourite games as a child was hide and seek. When it was my turn to hide, I would seek out the best place that I could hide in that also allowed me to see or hear when the seeker was coming. I used to find it really comforting being hidden but still being able to see and hear what was going on; it was as if I was wrapped in an invisible blanket. That’s what its like when we turn to God. In the … Continue reading Minute Devotions: Hiding Place
Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path – Psalm 119:105 (NRSV) Have you ever walked in the woods in the dark? You walk slowly, arms outstretched touching the trees for guidance and balance. The danger isn’t what you can feel but what you can’t see; the weeds hidden beneath the leaves, tripping you up as you walk and bringing you to your knees. Life is like a walk in the woods at night, some things we can feel however there is much that we can’t see. Yet God loves us too much to … Continue reading Minute Devotions: Walking in the light.