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February 11—Sovereignty The word for today is sovereignty. “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please” (Isa. 46:10). “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Prov. 19:21). “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his ...

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February 7—Failure The word for today is failure. “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope” (Ps. 130:1-5). “There is a way that se...

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February 6—Sin The word for today is sin. “‘Come now, let us reason together,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool’” (Isa. 1:18). “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” (Ps. 51:10). “Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive t...

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February 1—A Pearl for Today “But thou, O Lord art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head” (Ps. 3:3 KJV). PERSONALIZING THE PROMISES OF GOD One day my eldest daughter told me, “Mom when you die, I want your Bible as my inheritance.” Her husband Mark, our son-in-law, kiddingly quipped, “Forget the Bible; go for the house!” We had a good laugh, but it reminded me afr...

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January 29—Worry The word for today is worry. “Do not be anxious then, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘With what shall we clothe ourselves?’ For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore d...

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January 23—Brokenness The word for today is brokenness. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Ps. 34:18). “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise” (Ps. 51:17). “‘Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?’ declares the Lord. ‘This is the one I esteem...

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