ICS Youth Trailblazers Devotionals

240411 – Seven Ways to Pray

Pray through Pain “Therefore I will not restrain my mouth. I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.” Job 7:11 Reflection: Job prayed to God in absolute misery and held nothing back. Jesus walked this earth, felt the sorrows of this world, and understands what…

240409 – Seven Ways to Pray I

Pray for Triumph Over Tragedy “And Joshua said, “Alas, Sovereign Lord, why did you ever bring this people across the Jordan to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us?” Joshua 7:7-9 Reflection: Joshua prayed to God desperately questioning his current situation. Don’t turn away from God in anger when unfair things…

240408 – Proverbs 31

Proverbs 31:10: “Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.”  Proverbs 31 was written by King Lemuel to share messages that his mother taught him. In true motherly fashion, she addressed the noble character qualities to look for in a spouse. While marriage may not yet be on your radar, character should…

240405 – Proverbs 30

Proverbs 30:5: “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”  We are so blessed to have access to God’s perfect words in the Bible.   Remember all the hype #flawless got on Instagram? The hashtag has been used more than 13 million times! People are obsessed with this idea…

240404 – Proverbs 29

Proverbs 29:18: “Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.”  Those who pay attention to God’s truths are blessed.  You can’t be wise without learning the truth. Otherwise, you’re just like a Florida girl speaking Spanish to a Brazilian. Let me explain. I live near Miami, which…

240403 – Proverbs 28

Proverbs 28:13: “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”  Living wisely doesn’t mean you’ll never make mistakes, but it does mean you’ll admit your wrong-doing and change your ways.   My mom used to display a beautiful glass fish on the mantle. It was a really meaningful and expensive gift from my dad. I accidentally…

240402 – Proverbs 27

Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”  Jesus created us for community because people have the power to make other people better.  Before I got married, my husband and I went through premarital counseling with a priest. One session was all about how our relationship impacts our personal growth. It made me realize…

240401 – Proverbs 26

Proverbs 26:12: “Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.”  People who are truly wise know they don’t know it all.  There has only been one person to walk this earth with divine wisdom and complete understanding of all things, and that was Jesus. There…