Scattered Seeds

Daily Devotion – Finding Rest in the Midst of This Momentary Affliction

If there’s one thing that’s been on my mind this year, it’s the hope of salvation. Perhaps it’s because this year’s been so crazy, or maybe it’s because I wrote a study on the full armor of God. I’m guessing it’s both.

God has a way of leading us to scripture at just the right time. He prepares me for trials before they arrive. He leads me to study scripture He knows that I’ll need, and I’m thankful for that.

And so, in the midst of this chaotic year, I hold fast to the hope of salvation. I take my eyes off the things that are seen and look to those things that are unseen. I find hope in the promise that He’s preparing a place. I find peace in knowing this world isn’t my home. I find joy in the knowledge that God’s in control. I find rest in the midst of this momentary affliction because I know that I know I’m just passing through.

My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world. – Billy Graham

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Tilling the Soil

Look up the following verses and highlight them in your Bible:

John 14:3
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
1 Thessalonians 5:8
1 Peter 1:3-6
1 John 5:13-14

Planting Hope

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.. (2 Corinthians 4:18, KJV)

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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

One Comment

  • Shirley Richards

    We live in a crazy world but there is one we can count on and that is our Heavenly Father. He gives us HOPE to get through all this craziness and HOPE for tomorrow. As the old song says “This world is not my home I’m just passing through, my treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue…