Weekly Devotionals

Read weekly encouragement taken directly from Elisabeth’s writings in the original Elisabeth Elliot Newsletters. Be inspired by her words and wisdom on topics such as joy, hope, absolute surrender, and many more.

The Songs of Suffering

God’s ultimate purpose in all suffering is joy.  Scripture is full of…

Hope As An Anchor

“I hope it doesn’t snow tomorrow,” we say, thinking of our plans to visit…

Life Out Of Death

How often I am troubled about something that looms ahead, wondering how…

The Acceptance of Suffering

The natural tendency of all of us humans is to accept self…

Remember This in the Dark Place

When we ask God to work His holy will in us, we…

Crowned Because He Suffered

Over and over in the Bible we are told that there is…

Footnotes on Suffering 

When I wrote the piece on page one [Why Christian’s Suffer—last week’s…

Why Christians Suffer

So often people make remarks such as, “Isn’t it strange how God…

Rescued Through Suffering

But those who suffer He delivers in their suffering; He speaks to…

Exchange

This morning I was thinking of a friend who is gravely ill.…

A Hard Decision, a Hard Discipline

Both Meirwyn and Robert had faced hard decisions, the latter involving marriage or singleness for…

Child-Parent Relations

**Note from Elisabeth: Dan Tompkins, fourteen-year-old son of my dear friend Barb…

The Discipline of the Body, Part Two

The Jerusalem Bible translates it this way:  “Think of God’s mercy, my…

The Discipline of the Body, Part One

A television commercial shows a man springing out of bed, racing down the stairs,…

A Word for Fathers

While visiting Columbia Bible College in South Carolina, I found in the…

A Simple Statement Suffices

Some of us feel thoroughly inadequate as “pray-ers”.  We wish we could…

Under Orders: Part 2

When I was in college, it was the custom when the yearbook…

Under Orders: Part 1

Christian discipline means placing oneself under orders.  It is no mere business…

The Gift of Work

The principal cause of boredom is the hatred of work. People are…

Discipline: The Answer to God’s Call

As a child in a Christian home, I did not start out…

A Mother is A Chalice

Scripture teaches that older women have the responsibility of teaching younger ones…

Take Up the Cross

What must I do to follow One who was crucified? Take up the Cross.…

Why Did Jesus Die? – Pt. 2

Continued from last weeks devotional… Ezra the prophet, writing four centuries before…

Why Did Jesus Die? – Pt. 1

His popularity with the multitudes aroused jealousy in the teachers of the…