Posts with the tag “trust”

Sovereign and Faithful
October 1st, 2021
When asked to write for this blog, I was given the task to write about a single encounter I had with God that revealed more of His character. At first glance, this should be a pretty easy and straight...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
God Speaks in the Mundane
September 27th, 2021
I recently had an encounter with God while tending to my houseplants.You see, I love my houseplants.I love taking care of them, watering them, tending to them, thinking of ways I want them to grow… ye...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Tell a Good Story
September 26th, 2021
In loving memory of JMRSix years ago, the Lord wrecked my life in ways I never imagined. The person I looked up to most as an example of what true joy in Christ looked like tragically passed away. Joh...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
He Is Proven as Trustworthy
September 26th, 2021
Part of what being trustworthy means to me is that someone will only ask me to do something for them if they are also willing to do it for me. My roommates are great examples of this. If they ask me t...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Confidence in the Covenant
September 22nd, 2021
“‘Just as I swore in the time of Noah that I would never again let a flood cover the Earth, so now I swear that I will never again be angry and punish you. For the mountains may move and the hills dis...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
A Consistent Faithfulness
September 21st, 2021
Trust. This is a concept that I find to be intensely lacking in our culture. We live in such an individualistic culture where you have to do everything yourself and also where we just constantly expec...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
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 McCoy
In the Wild and the Waves
January 8th, 2021
Peter is one of my favorite people mentioned in the New Testament.  If you’re not familiar with Peter, he’s the guy that Jesus refers to as “the Rock” in which the Church would be built on (Matthew 16...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Be Still
December 23rd, 2020
"Be still and know that I am God." This commandment from Psalm 46:10 is something I have been trying to grasp for most of my life. The grasping, I find, sometimes is even counter-productive to the ver...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Outcome is Greater
October 28th, 2020
To say 2020 has not been the year I was expecting is an understatement. Amidst a global pandemic and racial injustice I find myself questioning where God is in all of this. I would be lying if I said ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Wilderness
October 19th, 2020
About a week before I got the news that I would not be returning to school last semester, God told me that I was entering into a wilderness- unknown to me, but not to Him. Let me tell you, not getting...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Infinite Ways to Communicate
October 5th, 2020
Prayer is simply communicating with God. And just like in any healthy relationship, it’s important to talk about the ways you are communicating. It’s also important (and fun!) to hear how other health...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Comfort in the Unknown
August 20th, 2020
These days are not comfortable. We are being stretched and pulled, twisted and grown. There are moments when it feels like this season will last forever. The pages which we thought held the plans for ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Personal Revival
July 15th, 2020
Freshmen year of college looks different for everyone. For me particularly, I had very little expectations and came to Athens without a clue of what I was doing. I remember praying that I would make g...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
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 McCoy
An Invitation
April 8th, 2020
Recently the Lord was speaking about the Passover to me in way that I had never really paid attention to before. After spending some time studying the history and context of the Passover from the deli...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Faithfulness
March 4th, 2020
When I was a kid, I loved playing with Play-Doh and Crayons. I loved the smell (I know, I’m a weirdo), I loved the consistency, I loved the colors. Play-Doh and Crayons were my favorite things to play...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Goodness is Chasing After Me
February 23rd, 2020
Dear You,That moment is over now. I know that you’re not proud. You feel the shame and condemnation creeping in but I’m chasing you down. Your redemption’s found. Just take one step toward Me and I’ll...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
God Speaks to You
February 23rd, 2020
The past few weeks at Wesley we’ve been focusing on the Holy Spirit. What He’s like and how He speaks to us.  Something that I’m really passionate about is that people believe God speaks to them. When...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
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 McCoy
Grace to Surrender
November 23rd, 2019
Surrender is almost impossible unless you start first with knowing God and trusting Him. When we know that He is good, kind, and faithful to us we are able to give over our desires, fears, and lives t...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Daily Abiding
November 13th, 2019
Over the summer, I was reading Dare to Lead by Brene Brown. If you don’t know Brene Brown,she is a leading researcher on what vulnerability and shame mean and how to apply that to“daring leadership.” ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Trust in the Midst of Struggle
November 13th, 2019
If you’re anything like me you like to hope people keep their promises more often than not. I liketo see the good in people 9 times out of 10 and it takes about 87 times for me to finally reachtime nu...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Power of Peace
October 2nd, 2019
Combating or overcoming fear of the future can get exhausting. Hopelessness, confusion, changed plans, and lack of vision can all get in the way of “not worrying about tomorrow” like Jesus asked us to...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Look Up
October 1st, 2019
Have you ever been in a situation that seemed to go from bad to worse? You get to a point where you think, well at least nothing else can happen now… and then it does?! I had one of those moments this...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Chasing After Peace
October 1st, 2019
All of us carry baggage in some way, even if it’s seemingly insignificant. We can’t get over the way we’ve been hurt or the way we’ve been left by the people we thought would always be there. We’ve be...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Jehovah Jireh
September 30th, 2019
To me, the root of anxiety is the need for control. But we don’t always have control of things. Actually a lot of things we don’t have any control over at all. But we try to control it. We want contro...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Jesus, My Good Shepherd
September 15th, 2019
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. - Psalm 23:4 NLT In verse 4 of Psalm 23, there are three...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Rest in Every Season
September 9th, 2019
"The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures." -  Psalm 23:1-2 ESVClassic church stuff right here... I mean, I'm assuming. I didn't exactly grow up in church. Lif...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Searched and Known
August 31st, 2019
I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard someone say “I just really want to grow in intimacy with Jesus.” We know what it means to us, but practically what does that actually look like? I think we...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
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 McCoy
Cultivating Humility
August 19th, 2019
I heard someone say recently the most humble thing you can do is believe you are who God says you are. To put it simply: when God says something to you, believe Him. Whether it’s a specific identity, ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Way, The Truth, and the Life
July 15th, 2019
Think about the person you most trust in your life. It could be a friend, a parent, a sibling, it could be anyone. Why do you trust them? Is it because they’re loyal? Are they trustworthy and honest? ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Shepherd & the Sheep
July 3rd, 2019
I love that Jesus is our Good Shepherd. A shepherd is such a perfect way to describe who he is to us. It gives us a window into God’s character. In John 10:1-21, Jesus tells the Pharisees the parable ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
I am the Light
June 24th, 2019
One thing that I have realized about Jesus over the years is that while He is humble and walks in the utmost humility, that does not shake the fact that He is fully confident in His identity: He knows...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
A Life Proclaiming Redemption
April 24th, 2019
“and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,the oil of joy instead of mourning,and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.They will be ca...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
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 McCoy
Trusting His Greatness
April 6th, 2019
If you want to experience chaos in your life, go a whole week without making a single decision. The only way this might be good is when you and your friends are trying to decide where to eat. If I cou...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
He Orchestrates Everything for Good
April 6th, 2019
“Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens; who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, no...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Finding Peace in Jesus
April 5th, 2019
4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplic...  Read More
by Devon McCoy