Today’s Walk in the Word

Just Passing Through

By Joe Barnett / October 21, 2022 / Comments Off on Just Passing Through

Our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed.                               —Romans 8:18 Sometimes God’s children get testy when trouble comes. Why doesn’t he deliver the righteous from trouble and dump it on the wicked? Asaph complained […]

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Do Not Be Afraid

By Joe Barnett / October 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Do Not Be Afraid

I will trust and not be afraid.                —Isaiah 12:2 What are you afraid of? Terrorism? Failure? Being alone? Shaky financial future? Illness? Old age? “Do not be afraid.” That’s what God said to Abram: “Do not be afraid, I am your shield” (Gn 15:1). He said the same […]

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That’s the Law

By Joe Barnett / October 19, 2022 / Comments Off on That’s the Law

You will always reap what you sow.                     —Galatians 6:7 You reap what you sow. That’s the law. Consistent. Unalterable. Irrevocable. Sow wheat—reap wheat. Sow cotton—reap cotton. It’s that simple. And that certain. Some people expect the worst; if anything can go wrong, it will—and, sure […]

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God’s Timing

By Joe Barnett / October 18, 2022 / Comments Off on God’s Timing

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.                —Psalm 27:14 Best-selling author Sarah Breathnach said, “When I wrote Simple Abundance it was turned down 30 times before I got a publisher. Looking back, if it had been published earlier it never would […]

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At Anchor

By Joe Barnett / October 17, 2022 / Comments Off on At Anchor

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed.                                 —Romans 4:18 I was in my mid-twenties when I pulled into a scenic turnout on the California coast. I was fascinated by a small boat riding an angry ocean a hundred or […]

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Precious Promises

By Joe Barnett / October 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Precious Promises

Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you.             —Psalm 50:15 The Promise of Presence When you feel alone, friendless, and forsaken, you’re not. You may be isolated from people by geography, circumstance, or sin, but your Lord is near. He invites you to call upon […]

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Neglecting Those Who Need You Most

By Joe Barnett / October 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Neglecting Those Who Need You Most

Use every chance you have for doing good.                                —Ephesians 5:16 Tommy asked his busy lawyer father, “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?” “$300.” Months later, Tommy tiptoed into his father’s home office. Irritated by the interruption, his father […]

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Does God Know? Does He Care?

By Joe Barnett / October 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Does God Know? Does He Care?

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.             —1 Peter 5:7 What’s eating at you? Health gone bad? Marriage gone sour? Child gone haywire? Finances gone south? Hope gone belly up? Does God know? Does he care? After all, he has his hands full. Somewhere in […]

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A Mixed Bag

By Joe Barnett / October 11, 2022 / Comments Off on A Mixed Bag

Help me overcome my unbelief.                        —Mark 9:24 The child fell to the ground, thrashing and foaming at the mouth. “How long has he been like this?” Jesus asked. “All his life,” said his father. “If you can do anything, take pity on us and […]

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God Is Able

By Joe Barnett / October 10, 2022 / Comments Off on God Is Able

I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?           —Jeremiah 32:27 There are three doxologies in the New Testament that begin by saying that God is able: “Now to him who is able to strengthen you” (Rom 16:25). “Now to him who is able […]

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