Journey for the Heart

a weekly devotional

Safe Place

“Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.” (Job 12:9-10) Do you need a fresh infusion of security, safety, protection? Consider the picture of being tucked in...

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On the Way to the Cross

On the Way to the Cross

“Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, and Peter was following at a distance.” (Luke 22:54)...

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Love Lived Out

Love Lived Out

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable...

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Uncommon Touch

Uncommon Touch

“The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.” (Psalm 145:9) Black clouds in military formation marched across the...

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Danger Zone

Danger Zone

“Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples.” (John 18:2) The familiar is usually our...

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On the Way to the Cross

On the Way to the Cross

“Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, and Peter was following at a distance.” (Luke 22:54)...

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Courage

Constant

Constant

“For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same...

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Truth Be Known

Truth Be Known

“Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.” (Luke...

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Giving Out

Giving Out

“And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and her household ate for many days. The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become...

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Hold

Hold

“But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and showed him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison…because the LORD was with...

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Constant

Constant

“For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same...

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Gratitude

Beautiful

Beautiful

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught,...

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Every Day

Every Day

“Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.” (Psalm 145:2) Every day means even today—perhaps especially today—when the...

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Leaves Behind

Leaves Behind

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to...

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In the Making

In the Making

“But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those...

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Beautiful

Beautiful

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught,...

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Purpose

Take 40

Take 40

I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.” (Psalm 40:1 NLT) Puzzling angle, this call to wait patiently when our...

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Hush

Hush

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his...

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Appointment

Appointment

“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service.”  (1 Timothy 1:12)...

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Preserve

Preserve

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.” (Psalms 16:1) Life preserver! Flawless picture of our God and how he encircles us with his own life-saving...

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Take 40

Take 40

I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.” (Psalm 40:1 NLT) Puzzling angle, this call to wait patiently when our...

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Wisdom

Matters

Matters

“Weeping may tarry for the night.” (Psalm 30:5) It matters that they lived, regardless how short the span. It matters on a scale of enormous significance that...

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Capes and All

Capes and All

“Blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodguilt and from avenging myself with my own hand.” (I Samuel 25:33) My...

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Ironclad

Ironclad

“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:27 The ironclad door will not budge, its hinges immobile and...

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More Desirable

More Desirable

“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.” (Proverbs 22:1) As a young man, my father attended a funeral...

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Matters

Matters

“Weeping may tarry for the night.” (Psalm 30:5) It matters that they lived, regardless how short the span. It matters on a scale of enormous significance that...

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