Category Archives: God

A New Day: Comfort in God’s Strength, Part 2

In Isaiah 40, the prophet declares that God does not faint or grow weary. Isaiah wants the people to know that their God has not grown tired. The people might be weary, but God is not. He hasn’t lost a … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Strength, Part 1

One of the things I really love about God’s Word is that it provides us with an antidote to the weariness we feel from time to time. I wonder how many of us are weary with worry. Maybe your worries … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Character, Part 4

These two images — God as Mighty Warrior and God as Gentle Shepherd — must be held in balance. If we picture God merely as the Mighty Warrior without the balancing image of the Gentle Shepherd, we might end up … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Character, Part 3

God as Gentle Shepherd The picture of the Mighty Warrior is balanced by a second picture: that of God as a gentle shepherd. Isaiah says, He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Character, Part 2

God as Mighty Warrior Isaiah says, Behold, the Lord God comes with might and his arm rules for him. The picture here is one of God as a mighty warrior who fights on behalf of His people. It’s similar to … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Character, Part 1

Juniper Village is a memory-care facility located just outside Denver, Colorado. This week, Juniper Village set up a “hug tent” for their residents, many of whom are not only dealing with memory loss issues but they have not been able … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Gift, Part 2

The Gospel writer tells us that Isaiah’s prophecy was fulfilled in Jesus. In Matthew 4, Matthew quotes this verse when Jesus begins His ministry, specifically when He begins preaching His message of repentance. Jesus is indeed the great light, the … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Gift, Part 1

When Owen and Caroline Williams moved into their home in 2015, they quickly befriended their next door neighbor, an elderly widower named Ken Watson. When their daughter, Cadi, came along the next year, Ken doted on her as if she … Continue reading

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Overexpecting

It seems to me that we tend to overexpect quite a bit — we have unrealistic expectations for our institutions, our relationships, or really just about any area of our lives. I first came across the word in James K.A. … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Power of “With,” Part 4

We live in a time when the nature of truth seems to be up for grabs. Every news story can be spun one way or another to say almost anything someone wants to believe. In times like these, I have … Continue reading

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