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Daily devotions written by Pastor Mike and many other Time of Grace writers. These Bible-based messages cover a wide variety of topics and help you experience a satisfied life as you see God all around you. Join the thousands of people who receive these devotions for encouragement by subscribing to have them delivered to your inbox each morning.

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Depression & Anxiety

Quiet; be still

I’ve never been in a boat in rough water. Have you? I almost drowned when I was about ten, so choppy water makes me…

Depression & Anxiety

A daily reminder

Allow me to introduce you to my number-one enemies—anxiety and doubt. How often I forget the words of God when a crisis or problem…

Depression & Anxiety

Why, God?

A friend, colleague, husband, and father is suddenly called home to heaven. Why, God? Bluntly speaking, life stinks. When we grieve, and trust me,…

Depression & Anxiety

The most powerful antidepressant

Dr. Dale Archer, an American psychiatrist, once claimed that if he could package hope and hand it out, it would be better than any…

Depression & Anxiety

When the fever breaks

Having the flu is no fun, especially when it’s accompanied by aches, fever, and chills that make you toss and turn all night, shivering…

Depression & Anxiety

.1% happy

If you don’t think being happy is hard, listen to the words of tenth-century ruler Abd al-Rahman III: “I have now reigned above fifty…

Depression & Anxiety

Plug in to the power source

A young man was studying to be a pastor when he learned that his brother had been killed. He felt he should be able…

Depression & Anxiety

Jesus is with you

Times are hard. These words of Psalm 60 may just roll off your tongue: “You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us; you…

Depression & Anxiety

How to deal with anxiety (Part 5)

I loved the email I received from a fellow Christian who is doing better than ever in dealing with her anxiety. Her secret? She…

Depression & Anxiety

How to deal with anxiety (Part 4)

Out of the 30 times that words like worry and anxiety show up in the Bible, 8 of them are in Jesus’ classic teaching…

Depression & Anxiety

How to deal with anxiety (Part 3)

There are 30 Bible passages where words like anxious or worry show up, and two of them specifically encourage us to pray. Paul wrote,…

Depression & Anxiety

How to deal with anxiety (Part 2)

This might sound like heresy, but if you’re super anxious, it might be better to start with breathing than with your Bible. I say…