“While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners? On hearing this, Jesus said, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.’” Matthew 9:10-12 (NIV) 



Do you remember picking a wildflower and pulling off the petals one by one saying, “He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me” until all the petals were gone? Then whatever words landed on the last petal was the Gods-honest truth about whatever boy was in your mind at the time. This did NOT set well with some of my girlfriends, because they would end up sneezing for days after this encounter!

I don’t know how it is everywhere else in the country, but in Louisiana, it’s pollen season. Sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, congestion and lots of tissues! Some people are prone to it while others are not. My daughter, Mia, has never experienced allergies before until this year—this past week, actually. Finally, after two days of my thinking that she would just get past what I believed to be a simple cold, I took her to the doctor, who diagnosed her immediately with a sinus infection and put her on steroids and an antibiotic. Now, a few days later, she has seen improvement and is able to “get my tastebuds back”, as she said.

Why just now was she more susceptible to the pollen? Maybe because she was exposed more heavily at one point. Maybe because she is growing and her body has changed. Maybe it’s just a one-time occurrence. I’m definitely hoping for the latter, but honestly, I don’t have an answer. With everything she has been through physically in her lifetime, allergies are the least of our worries. Maybe that’s why it took me two days to take her to the doctor.

Isn’t that the way we are sometimes with our own “simple” problems? Oh, I can handle this. It’s not that bad. Surely it will just get better on its own. So, we decide to put off taking accurate and purposeful steps to better ourselves, our children, our spouse, our work environment, our relationships because, well, we just aren’t sure how to do it on our own. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a handbook that would tell us how to do these things? There is! When was the last time you picked up your Bible and searched the scriptures for some answers to your dilemmas? Don’t know where to begin? Try the book of John. You can learn about the Savior of the universe and who He is right from the words of one of his closest friends on earth. How did Jesus handle the problem of being gossiped about? How did he interact with the people who accepted him? How did he treat the ones who hated him? How did he show love to little children? What acts of kindness did he give to someone who was poor? The stories go on and on. And if you want more, check out Matthew, Mark and Luke. These men walked with him every single day for three years, watched him die, be raised to life again and then walked with him for 40 more days until he ascended into the sky right in front of their eyes! They knew this man, God, better than any other humans. They spent many meals together talking to Jesus about their problems.

Get to know Jesus.

Savior of the world.

The Great Physician.



I Am.









Can you list more? What is Jesus to you?

He wants to be your personal everything. He wants you to run to him first about every single thing, even your smallest of problems.

And you’ll never have to hope you land on the “he loves me” petal each spring, because he is…


Have a wonderful week!


Jenny :

That sums it up doesn’t it…that magnificent assurance that He will never leave you or forsake you…that He has loved you from the moment you were conceived and knows the desires of your heart…that He has given everything He has for your love in return…and that the desire of His heart to spent all eternity with you…
Thank you Missy for your faithful walk with Him, and sharing that faith with all…God bless you and your family, you have certainly been a blessing to me and mine.

Apr 12, 2016


That’s a great photo of Mia. Like a silhouette. The Bible is the One Book that takes care of our spiritual, psychological, and physical health. If we all turned to the Bible the world would be such a better, happier, healthier place. Love your posts, Missy. I look forward to them every week.

Apr 12, 2016


Missy it amazes me, with the schedule you have, that you are able to write these wonderful devotionals each week. Every one of them have been inspirational to me. I truly believe that you and Jase, along with the rest of the Robertson family, were chosen by God to be his 21st century disciples. You have made a BIG difference in my spiritual life and I am passing that along to my family. God bless you always for the work you are doing each day for Him.

Apr 12, 2016


A fantastic message. He is “Everything” to me! Thanks for these words of encouragement and wisdom. For those with ears, let them hear! Praise be to God.

Apr 12, 2016

Mary Ann:

…. just last week someone said ’ I wish children came with a how to book’…. I said they do.. it’s called the Bible… everything you need to know about how to be a good parent can be found in there… It is so surprising to me how many people don’t feel they can read the Bible because they don’t feel they can understand it… So glad your family is getting some who have never opened the Book to turn to it… God bless… and that is such a sweet picture of Mia… allergies and all… You have a blessed week….

Apr 11, 2016


You pinpointed my oldest son’s favorite book in the Bible. He gave his testimony at Sylvan Hills yesterday, and mentioned that John was the book where his mentor started when they began Bible study together. When he was at his lowest point, he turned his life around when he learned about Jesus and His love. It wasn’t that he never had heard. He was raised in the church, going to Sunday school since he was old enough to be left in the nursery, But it was the first time he opened his heart and really listened. Love is what it all comes back to. “Love one another, for love is of God…” How magnificent that we don’t have to guess or worry or wonder. He loves us!

Apr 11, 2016


I really needed to hear this. Life gets so heavy at times. We all need reminding of God’s love and mercy on us.

Apr 11, 2016


Amen. Thank you, you’ll never know how much your article meant to me, today.
God bless you and your family.

Apr 11, 2016

Madisyn cotez :

I love your shows and y’all are awesome and love God that right

Apr 11, 2016

Ashley Z:

I have been struggling with my faith and it’s simply because I turned away from God and started doing things my way and not asking for his guidance. After watching a couple of your tv programs and seeing how y’all are so open about your faith and what God has done for you and your family, I can honestly say that I have re given my life to him. I’m taking this leap of faith and I have y’all to thank! Thank you leading me back God and the awesome relationship I have been missing!
God bless y’all,
Ashley Z

Apr 11, 2016

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