Even through loss, God loves you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 21 EVEN THROUGH LOSS, GOD LOVES YOU And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will […]

How Jesus loves you through loss

Scripture Notes on Luke 21 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”  (Luke 21:5-6) The destruction […]

Freedom comes from letting go

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 20 FREEDOM COMES FROM LETTING GO He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”  (Luke 20:25) Have you ever found yourself trying to hold on to something that was never yours to keep?  Somehow, even though you know it must be surrendered, do you struggle […]

Jesus yearns for you to have peace

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 19 JESUS YEARNS FOR YOU TO HAVE PEACE And when He drew near and saw the city, He wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace!  But now they are hidden from your eyes.  (Luke 19:41-42) […]

Jesus responds to persistence

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 18 JESUS RESPONDS TO PERSISTENCE And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and […]

God’s grace is your level ground

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 26 GOD’S GRACE IS YOUR LEVEL GROUND But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me. My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless the Lord. (Psalm 26:11-12) Integrity is a theme that comes up […]

Jesus bore shame so you could be spotless

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 25 JESUS BORE SHAME SO YOU COULD BE SPOTLESS Indeed, none who wait for You shall be put to shame.  (Psalm 25:3a) Shame comes from many places. It comes along with failure.  It comes along with inadequacy.  It comes when we’ve done some great wrong, or when great wrong […]

God brings answers as you go

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 17 GOD BRINGS ANSWERS AS YOU GO As [Jesus] entered a village, He was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”  When He saw them He said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the […]

Jesus wants true riches for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 16 JESUS WANTS TRUE RICHES FOR YOU “And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.  One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one […]

God’s blessing is already yours

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 15 GOD’S BLESSING IS ALREADY YOURS But he was angry and refused to go in.  His father came out and entreated him, but he answered his father, “Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young […]