Grace Day

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Isaiah 43:2

Take this day to catch up on your reading, pray, and rest in the presence of the Lord.

“When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you,
and the rivers will not overwhelm you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be scorched,
and the flame will not burn you.”
—Isaiah 43:2

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  1. Michelle Patire says:

    Thank you for your prayer, Julia C – it is nice to be remembered by you Shes :) I actually was struggling a little bit this morning with that, actually, now that I recall. Thank you for thinking of me. ❤️

    I have been having a hard time getting myself on here on the weekends. I usually spend time working on my current Scripture memory or doing another devotional. I probably won’t make it to communion, but I love the idea! I just participated in one on Wednesday with my church worship night. ❤️

  2. Mercy says:

    Happy Saturday she’s.
    I want to share a thought provoking devotional I read today. I can’t say I understand what the author meant, but I am starting to.

    So here it is ..


    Behold, He cometh with clouds.
    Revelation 1:7

    In the Bible clouds are always connected with God. Clouds are those sorrows or sufferings or providences, within or without our personal lives, which seem to dispute the rule of God. It is by those very clouds that the Spirit of God is teaching us how to walk by faith. If there were no clouds, we should have no faith. The clouds are but the dust of our Father’s feet. The clouds are a sign that He is there. What a revelation it is to know that sorrow and bereavement and suffering are the clouds that come along with God! God cannot come near without clouds, He does not come in clear shining.

    It is not true to say that God wants to teach us something in our trials; through every cloud He brings, He wants us to unlearn something. His purpose in the cloud is to simplify our belief until our relationship to Him is exactly that of a child — God and my own soul, other people are shadows. Until other people become shadows, clouds and darkness will be mine every now and again. Is the relationship between myself and God getting simpler than ever it has been?

    There is a connection between the strange providences of God and what we know of Him, and we have to learn to interpret the mysteries of life in the light of our knowledge of God. Unless we can look the darkest, blackest fact full in the face without damaging God’s character, we do not yet know Him.

    “They feared as they entered the cloud.…” Is there anyone “save Jesus only” in your cloud? If so, it will get darker; you must get to the place where there is “no one any more save Jesus only.”

    -by Oswald Chambers (my utmost for His highest).

    May we not damage God’s character in the darkest and blackest of clouds.

    Thank you Julia C ❤️
    Thank you ERB ❤️ for our first upcoming communion across time zones.

    We got real bad snow fall today, perhaps 6 inches and counting. I am praying for safe travels.

    Be blessed dear sisters.❤️

  3. Teresa Donley says:

    JULIA C – what a beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing it with us. May it be the prayer of my heart, as well.
    TRACIE GENDRON – my heart hurts for the loss of your father in that fire. Fears can be so debilitating for us. They’re also understandable when traumas are involved. Thankfully, God knows each of those fears, and is walking with us through them. My prayer is that God will wrap you in His comfort each time you face a fear, and will bring peace to your heart.

    I am lifting each prayer request as I read it, and know that God is working in each situation. Father, be with each SRT sister, meeting the needs in their lives and allowing them to feel not only Your amazing love and power, but the comfort from knowing many are lifting them in prayer to YOU. Amen.

    My sister, Karen, is still in the hospital. She learned yesterday that she has ischemic colitis and three ulcers. Please pray she will be able to tolerate food, and can go home soon. Please pray for ongoing management and healing of her condition. Thank you so much for your prayers.

  4. Kat D says:

    As I reflect on comments made and on the Book of truth, I find the various translations and interpretations do lead to differences between many churches in what they believe and how their members worship.

    I’m not surprised as God created us all as unique individuals. Each of us has their part in the body of Christ. We cannot all be the head; there are many needs for the hands and feet as well. We are not meant to compete with others for sitting at Jesus’ right or left hand. We all have sinned and should not be casting stones thinking our sins don’t count. So with different tasks and different life experiences I can understand how people are drawn to different churches and different church programs.

    With awareness that God works in mysterious ways, we should look at what these churches have in common and if they are leading people to God. I think the two big questions to answer are: do they love God and do they love others?

    The lyrics of Peter Scholtes keep coming to mind:

    We are one in the Spirit,
    We are one in the Lord
    And we pray that our unity
    will one day be restored
    And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love
    Yeah they’ll know we are Christians by our love

    May our words and actions make it obvious to ALL that we are Christians by our love for God and others.

  5. Donna Wolcott says:

    From today’s reading in “Jesus Always”, .. the ways I work in your world are often mysterious to you – beyond tracing out. This presents you with a choice: to resent My ways or to bow before Me in wonder and worship. Marvel at the depth of the riches of My wisdom and knowledge!”. Have a blessed weekend sisters and many prayers lifted.

  6. Mari V says:

    SWEET She’s!!! OUR JESUS is with us!! Happy Saturday, made myself stay in bed longer as I was AGAIN up for over an hour in the middle of the night. THANKFULLY its the weekend and was able to stay in bed. Skipping out on my Saturday run/walk with my sweet friend due to MANY and not-so-fun chores in which I have MORE energy in the morning to do rather the afternoon. @Julia C….THANK YOU, thank you for mentioning us by name in your prayers. @ERB…I have set an alarm labeled COMMUNION WITH SRT @ 5:15 PM (PST) giving me time to get ready to partake with all of you at 5:30 PM (PST) my time. THANK YOU for doing this. SWEET SHE’s I am asking for prayer as I was asked to give my testimony tomorrow morning at our youth group which meets at 11:00 AM, most likely I will be giving my testimony around 11:45 AM. I attend service at our youth group every Sunday as I feel safe here and I still get spiritually feed. Thursday afternoon, after work, I received an unexpected call by the pastor who is currently serving in our youth ministry until we get a full-time youth pastor. This pastor WAS the youth pastor over 20 years ago, then served as the senior pastor and now semi-retired and serves as an associate pastor and currently BACK in our youth ministry. AND funny thing is I mention him in my testimony! OK…I rambled… Please pray for the HOLY SPIRIT to guide me.

  7. Adrienne says:

    I noticed “when”, as well, DENISE.

    I’ve been reading one Proverb each day (and will throughout the year, as part of this year’s Bible reading plan I’ve chosen).

    Proverbs 2: 7 & 8…
    “He holds victory in store for the upright,
    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
    for he guards the course of the just
    and protects the way of his faithful ones.”

    Of course, our walks (well mine, anyways) are not blameless, but we are faithful, and He will protect His faithful ones.

    When, not if.

  8. Cee Gee says:

    From EPHESIANS 3
    12 In him we have boldness and confident access through faith in him.
    16 I pray that he may grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power in your inner being through his Spirit, 17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, 19 and to know Christ’s love that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

    Adding an amen to Paul’s words and claiming this for each of us. Also adding my amen to the focused prayers and tagging by other sisters. I appreciate you so much – SEARCHING, KELLY NEO, JULIA C, and others. ❤

    RYAN MYERS, THANK YOU and the steadfast SRT team! Your diligence is so very appreciated – in ALL you do in bringing together a community of worship, learning, and fellowship! God bless you through these challenges!

    SEARCHING – ❤ I agree! one of my FAVORITE songs! “Hallelujah, we are NOT ALONE…GOD REALLY LOVES US!”

    Thanks to any who prayed for my day yesterday! It had its challenging moments, but God’s favor shone through! ❤

    Have a blessed day sisters! ❤

  9. Cheryl Blow says:

    What a great verse to leave with us! As I read all the prayer requests i can clearly see everyone is going through trials or has gone through them. But God, He walks with us through it all! He is faithful and true!

    I will have at the end of the month a reverse shoulder surgery but God has prepared me for it! He has given me Deut 31:6, Josh 1:9, Phil 4:6-7, and this verse Isaiah 43:2. These verses have shown up so many times over the last month, almost daily. I cannot deny that God is reassuring me! He is so good to speak to us individually. I just want to encourage you to cry out to God and He will answer. Oh yeah, just another miracle is that I have minimal pain! God is good!

  10. Rachel says:

    Happy Saturday! Thank you for praying for my test results- my polyp did not have active cancer, praises be! It was pre-cancerous, so I am on a 5 (instead of 10)-yr plan for surveillance. Single ladies, praying especially for you all this morning, that God will meet you in the waiting and that you will rest in His love for you and His good, good plan.❤️

  11. Denise says:

    I find comfort in these verses. We will have problems, trials and issues. It says “when” not if. But God will be with us as He always is. No matter what, He is here. Thank you Jesus for your Word and absolute truth.

  12. Sharon, Jersey Girl says:

    What a comfort to know that whatever we face, whatever difficult trials we may go through – we are not alone. God is right beside us, making sure the waters don’t overwhelm us and the fires not burn us. Only God. Thank you Father.

    Have a blessed Saturday.

    @Sarah D – my heart aches for you, and it prompts me to pray even more. May God’s perfect will be done.

  13. ERB says:

    JULIA C ..thank you for trying to make a community communion work for all you wonderful ladies in Europe!! Such a blessing!! If you end up doing it, let me know!! I will try and join you!! Lots of love & blessings!! Xoxo

  14. Traci Gendron says:

    20 years ago we lost our family home to a house fire. My dad died in that fire. My mom was there trying her best to get him out, but he was ill and not very mobile. She had severe burns from her trying. Fire was a hard thing for me to be around for a long long time. I tend to have a lot of fears. I won’t hike in the mountains anymore because we have moose right at the end of our drive. I won’t swim in the ocean. I also have medical trauma. The list can go on if I let it.

    BUT I’m trying to let go and give some of these anxieties to God. We have one life and I don’t want to live it afraid of everything. With God I know I can take baby steps and overcome some of these silly fears.

  15. Adrienne says:

    He walks with us, sweet sisters., always.

  16. ERB says:

    Community COMMUNION tomorrow night (March 3rd) 9pm EST

    You can join us on Facebook through the private group SRT SHE’S (attempting to do a live stream) I will open the live stream video @ 8:30pm EST (7:30pm CST, 5:30pm PST, 1:30am GMT) and hopefully by 9pm EST everyone will be on and ready!! I thought we’d start by saying Hi to each other, praying, then reading scripture, and end with taking communion together & listening to a worship song.. does that sound good to everyone?

    If you don’t have Facebook please feel free to join us right where you’re at!! I will post a comment here right before 9pm EST so we can all do communion together!!

    Any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact me!!

    Love & Blessings to you all!! Xoxo

  17. Sarah D. says:

    Good morning SRT sisters, thank you for your prayers for me. This week was hard. Yesterday was a better day for my class, but still had some challenges with the little boy- just very scary how he can be violent towards his friends and even to me sometimes.
    Yesterday my church had a trivia night, and it was a fun time! I wish I could say though that my mind wasn’t distracted, but it was, because the guy I thought was pursuing me was there. He came and said hi to my girl friend and I after. Only thing is, he seemed to be asking her more questions than me. He talked to me some, but I kind of felt like he was talking more to her than to me. So I am second guessing whether he actually likes me or if he likes my friend. I just felt so discouraged leaving last night. I know God has a plan, and I know he desires good for me. It’s been a year since I dated a guy and he called it off—that was the longest I had dated someone. Now I feel like God had put something in front of me that I thought was potential, and now is taking it away again. I don’t know who else there would be at my church that I like/that is a potential guy I would date. I kind of hate that I’ve been thinking about this so much, but I really felt like this year would be the year I get into a relationship. Gotta keep praying. I feel like I am in such a better place to get married, compared to where I was in my last job. I chose to become a teacher partly because I know it can support being a wife and a mom. I know the Lord sees me, but sometimes I feel so alone in what I am going through, because all the other teachers I work with are married. I want to be happy for others, but it also stings when someone is engaged or pregnant, especially when they’re younger than me. I didn’t realize how hard this could be. But if I know one thing, I know that God has continually used the hard to teach me about himself and to grow me. Going to spend some time in the Word and praying more this morning. Would love your continued prayers, love you all!

  18. Julia C says:

    Faithful Father,

    This life will have its troubles, but you are with us through it all.

    You are with us – when we have to face life without our loved ones. TINA (Julee), TRACI (Tanner), MIA FAITH (son), MARTHA HIX, ALAYNA (brother) and other sisters known by You.

    You are with us – when we are feeling down and troubled by anxiety and depression – ARLENE, MISSY CSONKA, TAMI C (Chela), MERCY (Husband), CHERRIE BREWER, MARIA B, KATYA, C. and other sisters known by You.

    You are with us – when we are living with chronic pain and other illnesses – LINDA K, RHONDA J, GWINETH52, TERESA DONLEY, and other sisters known by You.

    You are with us – when we are taking care of others – LYNNE FROM AL, LINDA IN NC, NANCY S, GRAMSIESUE, and other sisters known by You.

    You are with us – when we are overwhelmed by the business of this life – FOSTER MAMA, VICTORIA E, KRISTINE LOUGHMAN, THERESA, SARAH D, MARI V, HEIDI, and other sisters known by You.

    You are with us – even when you seem silent and haven’t had answers to our prayers regarding the desires of marriage and/or children. – JM, SARAH D, TAYLOR H, KIMBERLY Z, MICHELLE P, and other sisters known by You.

    You are with us – when we spend time in Your word, as we pray for our prodigals and loved ones to know you as we know you. (TAMI C, RHONDA J, SHARON JERSEY GIRL, SEARCHING, TERRI).

    You are with us – We are not alone.

    Hold us tight, Father and change us into women who point others to You.

    In Jesus name,


  19. Julia C says:

    To answer ERB’s post on organizing communion together, are there more sisters living “across the pond”? For me, 9 pm is 3 am, so maybe we can organize another group for sisters in Europe?

    ADRIENNE – Continued prayers for Fred and Sharon.
    TERESA DONLEY – Grateful to have you back ❤️ Praying for your sister, that the doctors may diagnose her correctly so she can recover soon.
    MERCY – Continued prayers for your family ❤️
    DONNA WOLCOTT – Prayers for your friend as she returns to work in Ukraine. May God bless her work and keep her safe.
    GWINETH52 – Adding an AMEN to your prayer! Continued prayers for healing from your insomnia.
    RYAN MYERS – Thank you for the update and the work that you and the team are doing. It is very much appreciated!
    DANIELLE B – Continued prayers for your parents as they recover from Covid. Praying for your grandma to find a peaceful place where she can recover.
    SARAH D – Prayers for peace as you deal with difficult kids and parents. Teaching is so very hard but so important! May God bless your work. Continued prayers for your desire to marry a God-fearing husband.
    JESSICA H – “Keep praying and pointing them to Jesus.” AMEN! Joining my sisters in prayers for Isabelle’s treatment.
    SEARCHING – I struggle with this too… All we can do is spend time with God, pray for ourselves to be an image bearer of His love, and for others to see something of Him in us.
    TAMI C – Continued prayers for Chela as she struggles with transition to college. May her heart be receptive to God’s love.

    Have a blessed weekend, sisters!

  20. Jessica H. says:

    So thankful we have a God that is WITH us when the trials come. The past year, with so many issues with my own son and now my niece, I have felt His presence like never before. So thankful.

    Thank you for prayers offered for Isabelle. She was admitted to the hospital. She is being offered food, but if she refuses, she is fed through a feeding tube. The first meal last night had to go through the tube, unfortunately. Hoping she can be transferred to the eating disorder clinic early next week, but there are still a lot of unknowns. I shared today’s verse with her mom. ❤️

  21. Rhonda J. says:

    My memorization verse this year (so far) is along the same lines..

    Isaiah 55:10

    “Do not fear, for I am with you.
    Do not be afraid, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you, I will help you
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Hope I got it right)

    Another good song playing right now by Lauren Daigle- “Rescue”

  22. Erica R Chiarelli says:

    Tina,I too have been afraid and had a love/hate relationship with large bodies of water, oceans, big swimming pools. My brother and I both almost drowned, me in the ocean and he in a pool..
    I’m thankful to know our God isn’t scared or overwhelmed when I am! He promises to be with us always, despite our circumstances, whatever they may be…water, fire, everything on between! He is so good!!!

  23. Rhonda J. says:

    Evidence by Josh Baldwin

    “I see the evidence of your goodness,
    all over my life.
    I see YOUR promises
    of fulfillment all over my life,
    all over my life.

    So why should I fear?
    The evidence is here.
    Why should I fear?
    Oh the evidence is here!”

    We do fear, but we quickly are reminded of God and His GREAT promises in His WORD and evidence in our lives..(Remembering!!) Then, the fear is replaced with an assurance, blessed assurance! That God is going to take care of us no matter what shall come! Life is challenging BUT God, He is our evidence and assurance.

    My group is this morning and I can’t wait to discuss chapt. 2 of “Put your Warrior Boots on!! Because it’s about choosing to choose! Staying firm, and knowing what we believe! Boy, don’t we need that??! It’s pretty bad when Christians are seemingly all over the place with their beliefs! How can people look to us when there are tons of different teachings and outlandish things happening in our CHURCHES!! The BOOK is the truth, black and white, I believe what it says without trying to make it fit culture. Will I stand on that when culture singles us out and points us as unloving?! Sorry…I get going because it’s so unbelievable where we are today! I pray we stand firm…and know what trials may come, that my Jesus is going to help me, the Holy Spirit comforting me, and showing me how to step into the fire or waters…and bring me out safely! Amen, Thank you Jesus!

    Have a great day! Join us on SRT-SHE’S facebook page for communion tomorrow night, 9 pm EASTERN time, with ERB leading us! (If you have tried to join the group and have NOT got accepted, you have to answer the question by saying you are a member on SRT!! I have about 6 that have not answered in that way, and I want to get you in if you are from here and not spammers or random people!)
    Have a good day!

  24. Kelly (NEO) says:

    Not “if” but “when”
    This life is full of troubles. When I am surprised when they come, verses like this remind me God knows and is with me through them all.

    TERESA DONLEY – praying your sister’s medical team is able to diagnose and make a plan.

    JESSICA H – areeing with you in prayer for Isabelle’s health, safety, and that she doesn’t
    lose her spot at the clinic.

    Thankful for RYAN’S update too.

  25. Theresa says:

    Trouble in this life is guaranteed, and following God doesn’t exclude us from that. But we have the promise that we’re not alone. Regardless of whether it’s a rushing river or a raging fire ahead of us, he is there to take us through. With everything that has been going on between challenges at work and my son’s injury and surgery, I have spent most days lately feeling in over my head. But I have also felt his presence with me, guiding me through. When I call, he answers and comes to my rescue.

  26. Searching says:

    These verses …. AMEN!

    SHARON JERSEY GIRL – praying for Scott
    TERESA DONLEY – praying for your sister and her medical team as they work to understand what’s going on and design a treatment plan
    DONNA WOLCOTT – may the Lord guide and protect your friend in Ukraine, and provide helping teams as needed
    JESSICA H – praying for Isabelle’s health to stabilize and qualify her for the clinic
    MISSY CSONKA – praying, sister, for uplifted spirits as yes, God loves you and us! Reminded of Crowder’s song, God Really Loves Us. I’m moved each time I hear it, or see the video. ❤️

    CEE GEE – ❤️ “ lively tempo” :) Found a bluegrass version :)

    Praying for SRT IT as they continue to work out the glitches, appreciate RYAN MYERS stepping in with an update.

    LYNNE FROM AL, LINDA IN NC, NANCY S, GRAMSIESUE and other caregivers- praying for you and your husbands ❤️❤️❤️

  27. Julie says:

    Amen. Thank you God!

  28. Tina says:

    I love these verses! I absolutely do!

    The first part reminds me of a loooooooong time in my life when I was afraid of expanses of water, ie sea, lakes, rivers. As a child I watched my brother go out of his depth and almost drown, but for the quick thinking of some fishermen nearby. I have since then, had a love hate relationship with large expanses of water! I got scared! And I lived with that fear for a long time!
    The first part of this verse calms my heart and the memories of that fear.

    BUT GOD..

    When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you,
    and the rivers will not overwhelm you.

    Thank you Lord God, that you are ever present, ever close, ever faithful in you Word.. Thank you, Lord God..

    The second verse, though, I, have not physically walk through fire, I see my troubles and woes sometimes as arrows of fire, that have the potential to reek havoc and discontent in my life..

    BUT GOD..

    I hear your words again today, Lord God, Holy One of Israel, my Saviour, and know that you will not let those arrows destroy me or hurt me, or cause me everlasting pain. I understand, Lord God, that I have to go through these tests, as they are earthly, BUT YOU GOD, are with me through them all. Thank you Father God, Thank you.


    Happy Saturday dear hearts..❤️