Posts with the tag “peace”

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
Shalom
by Devon McCoy on August 31st, 2021
“Return to me, for I have redeemed you.” – Isaiah 44:22About this time last year, I became friends with the sweetest couple from Bangladesh. Now fast forward to this past weekend. I was hanging out with them, their one year old boy, and a few other friends, when all of a sudden they hand me a gift bag. Inside the bag was a miniature replica of Christ The Redeemer, the giant statue of Jesus with hi...  Read More
Peace
by Devon McCoy on March 28th, 2021
I feel like our generation has been plagued by guilt. Guilt for not being productive enough, not being studious enough, not being interesting enough, not being friendly enough, not being ENOUGH. Every day I wake up and feel stress for each second “wasted,” then I feel guilty for letting time slip away as I do the things I really enjoy. Even if I am doing things I like, there is a clock ticking in ...  Read More
A Filling of Hope
by Devon McCoy on 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 waiting for us to open the door to it. The enemy is poised to strike, because he knows our fears. But the enemy only has one hope in his attack: that we would listen to the lies he is feeding us which...  Read More
Election Week Prayer Guide
by Devon McCoy on 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 as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. (Colossians 3:15) I want peace to be my pacesetter for the week. I pray that a peaceful tone rings in my chest each day. ...  Read More
Racial Unity
by Devon McCoy on 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 that. God allows us to be a part of showing His Kingdom in Heaven here on Earth- something way bigger than us alone. In fact, unity is a vital part. With all of the light that has been shed on racial ...  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