Tag Archives: Emotion

When a Hallmark Card Just Won’t Do

“Why are you crying, Hannah?” Elkanah would ask. “Why aren’t you eating? Why be downhearted just because you have no children? You have me—isn’t that better than having ten sons?” 1 Samuel 1:8 (NLT) Trust me when I say that … Continue reading

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Real Men Weep

Then Joseph hurried from the room because he was overcome with emotion for his brother. He went into his private room, where he broke down and wept. Genesis 43:30 (NLT) “Big boys don’t cry,” many of us were told when … Continue reading

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Three, Two, One

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 70 But I’ve lost it. I’m wasted. God—quickly, quickly! Quick to my side, quick to my rescue! God, don’t lose a minute. Psalm 70:5 (MSG) Can you think of how many movies and television shows you’ve watched that include … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Psalm 34

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;     he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. Psalm 34:18 (NLT) I don’t care who you are, where you live, or how blessed you are in life – sometimes the blues descend upon you out of … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Psalm 33

The Lord looks down from heaven     and sees the whole human race. From his throne he observes     all who live on the earth. He made their hearts,     so he understands everything they do. Psalm 33:13-15 (NLT) The other night we were at … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day John 11

Then Jesus wept. John 11:35 (NLT) I’m struck by the range of emotions Jesus experienced in today’s chapter. Confidence, frustration, compassion, anger, trouble, sorrow, and earnestness to list those top of mind. Jesus was clearly not afraid of His emotions. … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Ezra 3

All the people boomed out hurrahs, praising God as the foundation of The Temple of God was laid. As many were noisily shouting with joy, many of the older priests, Levites, and family heads who had seen the first Temple, … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Numbers 14

But they went anyway; recklessly and arrogantly they climbed to the high hill country. But the Chest of the Covenant and Moses didn’t budge from the camp. The Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in the hill country came out … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Matthew 9

When he looked out over the crowds, his heart broke. So confused and aimless they were, like sheep with no shepherd. Matthew 9:36 (MSG) The prophet Ezekiel said that God would take away our heart of stone and give us a … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day 1 Chronicles 29

“But me—who am I, and who are these my people, that we should presume to be giving something to you? Everything comes from you; all we’re doing is giving back what we’ve been given from your generous hand. As far … Continue reading

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