God’s presence can heal your perspective

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 36 GOD’S PRESENCE CAN HEAL YOUR PERSPECTIVE For with You is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.  (Psalm 36:9) We live in a world of darkness and confusion.  We see things imperfectly, incompletely, and inconsistently. Have you felt it?  The sense that you […]

God delights in your well-being

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 35 GOD DELIGHTS IN YOUR WELL-BEING “Great is the Lord, who delights in the welfare of his servant!”  Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.  (Psalm 35:27b-28) Do you know that God loves to take care of you? Sometimes He is portrayed […]

Jesus is your prisoner exchange

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 18 JESUS IS YOUR PRISONER EXCHANGE [Pilate] went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in Him [Jesus]. But you have a custom that I should release one man for you at the Passover. So do you want me to release to you […]

Knowing God will grow your love

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 17 KNOWING GOD WILL GROW YOUR LOVE “I have made known to them Your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which You have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”  (John 17:26)117 J Many people do religious things to try […]

Jesus is bringing you everlasting joy

God’s Hope for Your Heart John 16 JESUS IS BRINGING YOU EVERLASTING JOY “When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.  So also you have […]

Jesus wants to give you fruit that lasts

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 15 JESUS WANTS TO GIVE YOU FRUIT THAT LASTS “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide.”  (John 15:16a) If you’re like most people, at some level you want to make an impact […]

Because Jesus lives, you will, too

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 14 BECAUSE JESUS LIVES, YOU WILL, TOO “Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me.  Because I live, you also will live.”  (John 14:19) The world can look so dark sometimes, so broken, and it’s easy to lose sight of Jesus […]

God wants to take away your shame

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 34 GOD WANTS TO TAKE AWAY YOUR SHAME I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.  Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.  (Psalm 34:4-5) Shame.  Sometimes it creeps in quietly, growing like an […]

God delivers those who hope in Him

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 33 GOD DELIVERS THOSE WHO HOPE IN HIM The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.  The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue.  Behold, the eye of the Lord is on […]

Jesus wants you to be blessed

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 13 JESUS WANTS YOU TO BE BLESSED “If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.”  (John 13:17) Jesus loves to bless people. Again and again, He not only speaks about His love, but He shows it in practical ways. Here, in this upper-room moment with His disciples recorded in John 13, Jesus […]