Posts with the tag “empathy”

Beauty from Ashes
by Devon McCoy on October 19th, 2021
You can grieve and still be hopeful…"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." - Matthew 5:4 NIV"What delight comes to you when you wait upon the Lord! For you will find what you long for." - Matthew 5:4 TPTWhen someone is grieving, we never think of them as being blessed. Actually most people think quite the opposite, and even those in mourning commonly say “I don’t wish this even...  Read More
Loving Our Neighbor
by Devon McCoy on October 15th, 2021
If God calls us to love our neighbor, how do we apply that command to vulnerable people groups? The concept of loving our neighbor as ourselves when it comes to vulnerable people groups is applicable in many contexts, but in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, this blog post will explore what it means under the context of the mass migrations of Latin Americans to the U.S. border. While the politics ...  Read More
The Less-Traveled Road
by Devon McCoy on October 14th, 2021
Growing up in my parent’s old church, I always heard our pastor give a benediction at the end of his sermons that confused me. After he finished delivering his message he would stand at the front of the church reciting this prayer from St. Francis of Assisi:“May God bless you with discomfort about easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships so that you may live deep from the heart.May...  Read More
Feeling WITH God
by Devon McCoy on September 7th, 2021
"So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him." - 1 John 4:16 NIV“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them." - 1 John 4:16 ESVGod’s love is so hard to try and comprehend. It is so deep and wide and endless and full of every...  Read More
Delicately Crave Depth
by Devon McCoy on June 18th, 2021
Earlier this year, God gave me the phrase, “Delicately crave depth.” I thought it was beautiful, but didn’t know what the context was surrounding it or how to interpret it.These past six months have been sweet, but not short of sorrows, let-downs and confusion. I have the tendency to let emotions become all consuming. I think it’s really cool that God gave me a capacity to care so deeply, but some...  Read More
A Season of Shifting
by Devon McCoy on October 9th, 2020
When I think of authentic and deep intercessory prayer in any environment, it is my greatest desire for people to understand and experience the heart of God for other people. This encompasses His mercy, His compassion, His vision, and His justice for the world while both knowing and believing that God can do the impossible and wants to answer prayers of people that believe in Him.I think this long...  Read More
God's Vision
by Devon McCoy on September 7th, 2020
When I was growing up, sometimes my dad would go all day wearing his shirt inside out. He usually didn’t realize it until he came home and saw himself in the mirror or until my mom noticed and immediately began roasting him for it. Needless to say, he’s not a big fashion guy. I’m sure we can all relate to this at some level. Maybe you look in the mirror and realize you’ve had a piece of lettuce st...  Read More
I Choose Peace
by Devon McCoy on September 2nd, 2020
I have been really into World War II documentaries recently. I think I find some comfort in the perspective it brings. What is war but pure division on display? What pain are people capable of enduring? What resilience is possible?These questions help me process our current world at war, our current national divide. It helps me wrestle with the concept of unity, especially in the body of Christ. W...  Read More