Posts with the tag “hope”

Loving Others: The Ideal vs What's Real
February 15th, 2023
We have all heard 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Likely, we’ve heard it in sermons, or quoted by a friend, or read on a coffee mug your grandma has from Cracker Barrel. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Freedom in Surrender
August 22nd, 2022
We live in an age where hope is scarce and fear is our dominant posture. I want us to get our hopes up again. What would it look like if we partnered with God and took 1 Peter 1:3-8 seriously, that Je...  Read More
by Devon Radford
April 14th, 2022
Many of us know the story of Ruth. It’s been held up as a testimony of hope. Out of suffering and tragedy, comes redemption and restoration. In particular, we focus on Ruth’s faithfulness to Naomi and...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Living Hope
February 24th, 2021
For a few years I struggled with progressive, chronic pain. What started out as severe migraines led to me practically missing a semester of school, stepping down from some of the things that I loved,...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Braving the Unknown
February 7th, 2021
I always thought I knew what it was to be brave in the Kingdom.As a little girl, I envisioned forsaking life as I knew it for the mission field. Or adopting children from faraway lands. Or sharing my ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Back to Abiding
December 2nd, 2020
We’ve made it to the Christmas season once again.  To me, this year feels like it was a blur and just flew by.  I can’t believe we’re at Christmas already.  It can be easy to slip into feelings of hop...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Filling of Hope
November 4th, 2020
Today is full of heightened emotions. There are feelings of fear, frustration, apathy, resignation, anger, mistrust and more running rampant. We all recognize that there is a threat of darkness, just ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Election Week Prayer Guide
November 2nd, 2020
This week holds a lot of unknowns. I want to be committed to praying through the heaviness and the confusion.Monday: Let peace rule. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For a...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Consider it Pure Joy
October 23rd, 2020
One of my favorite verses, which I was challenged to learn in middle school, is James 1:2-4. It reads,“Consider it pure joy my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds for the testing of your f...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Racial Unity
September 9th, 2020
Unity in God. The phrase alone holds power. Everyone knows that feeling of being a part of something bigger, knowing that you’re needed, yet such a small part of the whole. The Christian body is like ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Hope for a Future
August 18th, 2020
I would be lying to you if I said that this season of quarantine and self-isolation had been easy for me. I am the textbook definition of an extravert to a “T”, and anyone who knows me can attest that...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Celebrating What is to Come
July 3rd, 2020
How do we celebrate the future when it seems anything but certain?There are days when the weight of current pressures seem to have a hook connected within your middle and dragging you down. Thinking a...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Let's Celebrate!
June 29th, 2020
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by Devon Radford
Abounding Hope in Him
April 23rd, 2020
Hope /hōp/ (to anticipate, usually with pleasure); expectation (abstractly or concretely) or confidence:— faith, hope.I love that—anticipation with pleasure, a confidence—hope. I think that when we’r...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Our Greatest Hope
April 23rd, 2020
Albert Barnes wrote a commentary on Romans 5:2 with an inspired understanding of hope in God. His revelation was my stepping stone to more confidence in God and all God has for me. Hope was less of a ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Identify as the One Jesus Loves
April 2nd, 2020
“Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. The...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Come and See
April 1st, 2020
“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” - Ma...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Hopeful Spring
March 22nd, 2020
I’ve been thinking about the idea of a “hopeful spring” for a couple of weeks now. Seems kind of silly doesn’t it? In the midst of all this chaos, how could a hopeful spring possibly exist anymore? Bu...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Living in Hope
February 14th, 2020
For a few years, I struggled with progressive, chronic pain. What started out as severe migraines led me to practically missing a semester of school, stepping down from some of the things that I loved...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Miracles and the Heart of God
February 14th, 2020
m i r a c l e s :) wow. So much power in the word. And yet I think we also don’t realize the weight of it all.God does miracles. Today. In this time and in this place. And they are beautiful. They are...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Even Still, Hope is Alive
December 27th, 2019
“And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” - Romans 5:5Hope is alive. I can see its constant motion ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Freedom is for You
October 30th, 2019
I’ve been finding myself in Psalm 18 over and over again lately.  It’s a great passage to return to when I feel hopeless or overcome.  The psalmist begins by expressing his love for the Lord and share...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Partnering with the Spirit of Hope
October 25th, 2019
I want to preface this topic with this: if you have experienced or are struggling with anxiety, youare not alone—there is hope, friend. Not just hope for the future but hope for right here and rightno...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A New Song of Hope
October 18th, 2019
Depression: what is it? If you google the definition, depression is, “feelings of severe despondency and dejection; low spirits caused by a loss of hope or courage.” And while this isn’t inaccurate, d...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Pursuing Hope
October 18th, 2019
Hopelessness is the best lie the enemy has ever come up with. As Christians, we have every reason for hope, but our situations often convince us that hope is the lie. The enemy can convince us that we...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A People of Hope
October 9th, 2019
Before I knew God, I thought I was the only broken person. I was under the impression that everyone around me was doing well, and was exempt from the misfortune of brokenness and pain that I seemed to...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Overflowing Hope
September 20th, 2019
I’m going to start this blog post very honestly: the first thing I did when starting to write was google “righteousness” because I wasn’t entirely sure what it meant. I’ve grown up in church so I’ve h...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Building Trust
August 21st, 2019
When we think of trust, we think of a lot of things: friends, promises, maybe even the concept of a trust fund (I mean hey, I don’t understand money yet, but some of y’all do), but what exactly is tru...  Read More
by Devon Radford
I Am the Resurrection + the Life
July 10th, 2019
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Life at His Feet
July 9th, 2019
I wonder if Mary’s heart was beating fast as she gazed upon her Savior for the first time. Her sister’s complaints fading into the background as she heard the sound of His feet walking around her home...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Beauty of His Promise
April 9th, 2019
"Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them." - Isaiah 42:9 ESVHow absolutely unbelievably kind of God is it to give His peo...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Significance of the Secret Place with God
March 18th, 2019
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Wrestling & Embracing with God
March 2nd, 2019
I don’t know about you, but I really like asking questions, for better or for worse. I think that we were created to be curious beings. According to Genesis we were made uniquely: we were made in the ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Resolutions: Partnering with God's Perspective
January 2nd, 2019
Around this time of the year, I get caught up in what I like to call “the magic of new beginnings.” With the beginning of the new year comes a wind full of hope, and God only knows we could all use a ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Barren to Beautiful
December 13th, 2018
“And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, ‘Do n...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Promise of Immanuel
December 7th, 2018
I remember the first time I really started talking to God. I was 14. I would get up super early each day. It would be before the sun even broke through the morning sky, and I would write down everythi...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Compassion | An Expression of Love
November 27th, 2018
The story I want to dive into is one of compassion. It is the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead in John 11. I encourage you to read through the whole chapter on your own, it’s pretty amazin...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Testimony | Thankfulness
November 19th, 2018
This time of year has been a struggle for me since high school. Something about the darker skies and the colder weather makes me less enthusiastic about each day.As I started to notice my decline in h...  Read More
by Devon Radford
How to Fight in Prayer
October 25th, 2018
There's that one thing you want so badly. You just know that if God were to move and do something, everything would change. Maybe it's healing from anxiety or depression, maybe is getting into grad sc...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Welcome to Waiting
October 20th, 2018
I’ve been waiting for prayers to be answered for years now, and I haven’t seen many things happen.  I’ve been dreaming big with God and setting my hopes up high, and it hurts because I’m holding onto ...  Read More
by Devon Radford