The Pit of Despair

Feeling Disappointed

Over the years, I have visited many people who have that look on their faces: disappointment. It's a blank, hurt look, with no interest in any future possibilities — it's all over for them. It is so sad to see. Does the Bible speak to such feelings? Yes, Psalm 22 has...

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The Poinsettia

Luke 2:10-11 – Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." (NKJV)Christmas is truly a time of...

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Keeping in Step With the Spirit

Galatians 5:25 "Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit." (NIV)When I read this verse, it hits me hard, because, as I look back on my life, during so little of it was I aware of the need to keep in step with the Spirit.When I look back at my...

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Suffering Pain

I don't remember ever writing a devotional on pain and suffering before, but now, I am suffering pain, so I have thought and prayed about it and looked up certain verses in the Bible. There are very few verses that speak about pain — just four, actually — but then, I...

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Feeling Lonely?

Are you feeling lonely today? Loneliness is a hollow emptiness, a feeling of isolation and disconnection, of not knowing what to do, as no one seems to care.In reading about this subject, I note that loneliness is increasing everywhere. It can be as unhealthy as...

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Waiting on the Lord, Part 1

Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." (KJV)During my childhood, the beautiful grounds of St. Andrew's Presbyterian...

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Iris Ford