Truth Matters

The latest devotional by Philip De Courcy


I'll Prove It

In her book A Lamp unto My Feet, Elizabeth Elliott writes in connection with the tragic loss of her husband at a relatively young age: “Repeatedly I am asked variations of this question: Did the Lord comfort you, or were you sometimes lonely or sad? It is not an either/or thing. If...Read more


Making Plans

John Chancellor, at the age of 67, was just easing his way into retirement after 43 years in the broadcasting business as a journalist. He was seen often on the NBC Nightly News. At this point in his life, there was not a cloud in the sky. All was well,...Read more


God With Skin On

A little fellow put to bed one night couldn’t sleep. After some twisting and turning, he eventually slipped into a slumber only to awaken screaming due to  the horrors of a nightmare. His father rushed upstairs to assure him that everything was fine, but the shadows on the wall plus the...Read more


The Christmas Rush

In a message on Christmas, John MacArthur tells the story of a wealthy Boston family who invited friends and family to a christening. The party was to take place at their magnificent mansion in celebration of the birth of this precious little one. A half-hour into the party, when it...Read more


Living Well

In a classic “Peanuts” comic strip, Charlie Brown turns to Lucy for some psychiatric help and psychological relief. Plaintively he asks, “What can you do when you don’t fit in? What can you do when life seems to be passing you by?” Lucy leads Charlie away from her booth and...Read more


You Need Help

There is a famous story of Roland, an officer in the army of Charlemagne. He was in charge of the rear guard of the army, and he was suddenly caught by the Saracens at Roncesvalles. The battle was hot and heavy with Roland and his men facing terrible odds. Now...Read more


Stay Put

Someone once asked a desert monk, Abba Anthony, “What must one do to please God?”  The first two parts of his response were expected: First, always be aware of God’s presence, and second, obey God’s Word. But the third caught people off guard: “Wherever you find yourself - do not easily...Read more


The Pain Is Gone

The maxim of “no pain, no gain” was put on dramatic display by the Japanese gymnast Shun Fujimoto in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. During competition, Fujimoto’s  Olympic dreams quickly started to fade when he broke his right knee while performing the floor exercises. It was obvious to all that the injury...Read more


Learning Contentment

Fanny  Crosby was one of America’s great hymnwriters. She was born in Putnam County, New York in March, 1820. When she was just over a month-old, she contracted an eye inflammation which was terribly mismanaged by her doctor, leaving her blind. Later in life she graciously forgave the doctor who seemingly...Read more


Finding The Heart To Go On

In his book Life as a Vapor, John Piper writes: “I am glad for adrenaline; I suspect it gets me through lots of Sundays. But it doesn’t do much for Mondays. I am even more thankful for my heart. It just keeps on being a humble, quiet servant – during good days...Read more