“One Mediator” ( 1 Timothy 2: 5-6, NIV ) by Carley Evans


Job, in his terror, longs for a mediator, one who will state his case to God. Job cries out, “If only there were someone to arbitrate between us, to lay His hand upon us both, someone to remove God’s rod from me, so that His terror would frighten me no more. Then I would speak…

“I Am Never Shaken” ( Psalm 62: 7, NIV ) by Carley Evans


Like David the psalmist, I am completely dependent upon God; for this reason, I am grateful He is both strong and loving. Because “He is my fortress, I am never shaken.” (Psalm 62:2) “With God I gain the victory.” (Psalm 60:12) My rest is found in God alone. My hope comes from Him which explains…

“To All Nations” ( Mark 13: 10, NIV ) by Carley Evans


Jesus privately tells Peter, James, John and Andrew about the future destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. At the same time, He speaks of His return and “the beginning of the birth pains” when “nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines.” Jesus also states,…

“Why We Call It Grace” by Carley Evans


My neighbor came over this evening to look at photographs of my new puppy, and to have a glass of red wine. He told me that an American had been found dead in Japan. “An American?” A young teacher of English — a young woman who apparently got caught in the tsunami as she attempted…

“Trust The God Of Hope” ( Romans 15: 13, NIV ) by Carley Evans


Through His Holy Spirit, God “gives endurance and encouragement.” (Romans 15:5) “The God of hope fills [us] with all joy and peace as [we] trust in Him.” (Romans 15:13) “[We] overflow with hope.” (Romans 15:13) “To the [people] who do not work but trust God who justifies the wicked, [our] faith is credited as righteousness.”…

“Where Is Job?” ( Job 1: 8, NIV ) by Carley Evans


Where does it say that God knows the location of His servant, Job? In the Book of Job, the angels come “to present themselves before the Lord.” (Job 1:6) Satan is present with these angels. God says to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is…