Category Archives: Teaching

Can Any Good Come from Hardship?

Naturally, none of us want to suffer! But we would have to agree that while we live in our imperfect world, there will be seasons of sufferi [...]

Waiting on God

Waiting on God is not a passive state. The spiritual state of ‘waiting on God’ and just gritting our teeth and trying to wait for some r [...]

Godly Grief vs. Worldly Grief

When we experience the pain of grief it is usually associated with some sort of loss. Personal grief which affects the whole human race can [...]

Tearing Down-Letting Go-Building Up

Our spiritual selves are ever in the process of being renewed and remodeled into a fuller and more perfect likeness of Him Who created us.  [...]

Stability in the Day of Adversity

  In our challenging world most of us long to be stable individuals with calm and steady temperaments – not excitable people who [...]

What Do You Do When You are Afraid?

Fear is not from God, in fact He wants to give us the opposite- His spirit of love and power. As we grow in our relationship with Jesus, we [...]

The Healing Touch

The Scripture states that a woman with “an issue of blood” had been sick and suffered for twelve long years. Over time, she had visited [...]

Has Your Spiritual Breath Been Knocked Out?

There are many people that in spite of having a living connection with Jesus, feel as if their spiritual breath which radiates power, purpos [...]

Jesus Understands and Feels Our Pain

The Scripture states that the two sisters Mary and Martha and their brother Lazarus lived in Bethany. All three were dear, valued friends of [...]

He Heals the Brokenhearted

All throughout the Bible, as God’s children, we are promised favor, good plans for our future, restoration and healing. WOW, we are so ble [...]

Rend Your Hearts

During Bible times, when people experienced loss, anger, grief, or despair, the custom of “tearing garments” as an outward sign of their [...]

Are You in a State of Distress?

Being in a state of distress is difficult! Our distresses can be the result of mental suffering caused by grief, anxiety, or unhappiness, ha [...]

I Will Harden You to Difficulties

Many times when we encounter problems in our lives, we experience the familiar feelings of anxiety, fear, and distress. However, our loving [...]

Drawing Close to the Pain Brings a Blessing

When Jesus was born in a stable at Bethlehem the shepherds came and worshipped Him, and the star of wonder guided wise men to bring gifts of [...]

Are You Longing to See the Glory of God?

As believers and God lovers we all long to witness the “glory of God,” and see His power unveiled. That is, we desire to stand in awe, a [...]

Tossed on the Waves of Fear and Doubt

Like the arrival of a sudden storm at sea, we will all experience times of unexpected difficulty and trouble in our lives. Whatever the prob [...]

Sometimes You Need to Cry!

Most of us are so afraid when we encounter hardship, loss, or disappointment that we are blinded to the positive spiritual and emotional ben [...]

Feeling Defeated by Anger or Hurt?

Anger and Hurt are like a hand and glove, and generally speaking these emotions are layered in our hearts when we have been offended, or whe [...]

I AM

Throughout the Old Testament, God reveals Himself as the great “I AM” to those who long to know Him. In the New Testament Jesus affirms [...]

The Secret Place

At times we all feel the need of a “getaway” from the responsibilities and pressures of everyday life! Yes, travel and vacations [...]

“Having Done All Stand”

We are given instructions in the Word of God, of how to overcome and stand victorious in the face of spiritual opposition. First, we are tol [...]

Letting Go of Hurt

Crying helps us release and let go of our souls hurt and pain. God created tears as an integral part of healing the heart.  On the other ha [...]

Letting Go of Anger

Sometimes we know we are angry, and at other times we are not able or we are unwilling to recognize and own the anger in our hearts. We may [...]

Open Hands/Open Heart

In wisdom and love God calls us to open our hearts and cast our anxieties, worries, and concerns onto Him. The dictionary states that the wo [...]

Looking at the Heart

The outward appearance of our lives is often different from what’s really going on inwardly. Our ego works very hard to make the external [...]

A Larger Place

There will be seasons of difficulty and problems for all of us who live on fallen planet Earth. More often than not, when we find ourselves [...]

What is in Your Heart?

What is in your heart, Deborah? I heard the still, small voice of the Lord asking the question in the midst of my struggles. My heart? I tho [...]

Pour Out Your Heart through Prayer

www.deborahbyrd.org Join me, everyone! Trust only in God every moment! Tell him all your troubles and Pour out your heart-longings to him. B [...]

Releasing the Burden

Is your heart and mind burdened down with the weight of anxiety, fear, or worry? Many times King David, a man after God’s own heart, exper [...]

Continue in God’s Love

Being full of God’s love is the zenith of spiritual maturity! Our loving God longs for us to grow in His grace, which will take us to a hi [...]

Don’t Give Up on Life!

Sometimes life gets hard! Usually at first, we struggle to fix what’s broken, whether the trouble we are experiencing is with our job, fam [...]

Show Me What Love is Jesus

Most believers recognize 1Corinthians 13 as the Bible’s love chapter. This New Testament section enlightens us as to what God’s higher l [...]

In the Day of Trouble

We have all experienced days or seasons of trouble and difficulty. During these times we usually feel the need to lean on God. Often our pro [...]

Light that Pierces the Darkness

In the physical realm, when it’s dark we are unable to see. In the spiritual realm, darkness which is the opposite of ‘the Light’ blin [...]

Discovering Our True Identity

We come into this world seeking after our true identity, and longing to be loved. If our parents of origin were full of God’s grace, and s [...]

Simply Trusting

Even though most of us work hard at planning and ordering our lives, sometimes the challenge of life’s  changing circumstances seems too [...]

Living for Jesus

Jesus said, He that will lose his life for my sake will discover true life, but he that holds on to stubborn self-will and wanting his way a [...]

Our Plans vs. God’s Plans

Many times we make important decisions and plans for the future based on our fear of what might happen, or what might not happen. Our anxiet [...]

Who is the Greatest?

Jesus’ disciples came to know Him as teacher, friend, healer, Messiah, and Savior. They followed Him throughout His earthly ministry, and [...]

The Lord Rejoices Over You with Singing

As God-lovers, it’s so enjoyable to come before Him, with uncontainable praises spilling from our hearts! We love to sing our praises over [...]

Go Ahead-Sing Your New Song to the Lord!

“And He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and revere and worship and put their trust and confide [...]

True Worship

“O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” Psalm 96:9 Many times, when religious people hear the word holiness, they relate it to ma [...]

Yielding to Extravagant Love

God has called us to live a life of freedom in the Holy Spirit. Yet this wonderful freedom is not given to us as an opportunity to set up ba [...]

Cast Your Burden on the Lord

“Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you: He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be [...]

He Gives Strength to the Weary and Discouraged

Sometimes in our Christian walk, we are confident and energized to keep on keeping on, as we stand dependent on Jesus, strong and firm in ou [...]
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