Jesus can turn your defeat into victory

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 15 JESUS CAN TURN YOUR DEFEAT INTO VICTORY And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself, and come down from the cross!”  (Mark 15:29-30) When the passers-by looked at Jesus, […]

When you do what you can, Jesus is blessed

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 14 WHEN YOU DO WHAT YOU CAN, JESUS IS BLESSED “She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of […]

Because of Jesus, God delights in you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 18 BECAUSE OF JESUS, GOD DELIGHTS IN YOU He brought me out into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.  The Lord dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands He rewarded me.  (Psalm 18:19-20) From relationships between parents […]

Jesus is your hope beyond this life

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 17 JESUS IS YOUR HOPE BEYOND THIS LIFE As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with Your likeness.  (Psalm 17:15) Like many of David’s writings, Psalm 17 is a plea to God for deliverance. David’s enemies are closing […]

God has given you the tools to stand

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 13 GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THE TOOLS TO STAND “For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect. But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand.”  (Mark 13:22-23) Jesus told His disciples what to expect at the end. […]

Jesus sees your sacrifice

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 12 JESUS SEES YOUR SACRIFICE And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums.  And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.  And he called […]

Are you ready for delight?

An Encouraging Word ARE YOU READY FOR DELIGHT? I’ve never been very good at packing in advance. When I was a boy, our family would go on vacations to various places, and there was always packing going on until the very last minute…and sometimes a little beyond.  We scrambled to get ready because we knew […]

Jesus will take care of the results

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 11 JESUS WILL TAKE CARE OF THE RESULTS Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you […]

God loves to provide through His people

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 10 GOD LOVES TO PROVIDE THROUGH HIS PEOPLE Jesus said, ‘Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold […]

Jesus meets you where you are

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 9 JESUS MEETS YOU WHERE YOU ARE Someone from the crowd answered [Jesus], “Teacher, I bought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute.  And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. […]