arise and shine, for His light has come

“Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.” (Isaiah 60:1-2) This we know — sometimes it takes darkness […]

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for the days when you feel worthless

“Since you were precious in My sight, you have been honored, and I have loved you” (Isaiah 43:3) Some days it is just plain difficult to believe you are worth anything at all. It is a battlefield right there, this seemingly never-ending war to fight, and all these years of fighting have left you scarred. You get tired […]

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the Lord will wait for you

I have been reading Isaiah 30 for days now, unable to leave this chapter; unable to leave the glimpses of grace and glory that come through these pages and fill my heart. These are the words I have kept reading over and over, “therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you.” These […]

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what if we would choose grace?

These days, I am thinking about God’s grace a lot. This all-embracing, far-reaching grace that breaks the chains and brings down walls and fortresses. This radiant, wondrous grace that breaks through to the darkness and delivers into light. This grace, that reaches the least of us. And I can’t help but wonder, how would the […]

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