Jesus is Your Sufficiency

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 3 JESUS IS YOUR SUFFICIENCY Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God.  Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant… […]

God cares for you at all times

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 62 GOD CARES FOR YOU AT ALL TIMES Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.  (Psalm 62:8) God is not looking for shiny happy people all the time.  He’s not expecting His children to have […]

God is Greater Than Your Struggles

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 61 GOD IS GREATER THAN YOUR STRUGGLES Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.  (Psalm 61:2b-3 “I can handle it.” How often do we say this, trying to put on a good front, unwilling to admit that the problem […]

Jesus is your triumph

God’s Hope For Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 2 JESUS IS YOUR TRIUMPH But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere.  (2 Corinthians 2:14) “Triumphal procession.”  Think about that image for a moment… You were not designed […]

God will deliver you from despair

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 1 GOD WILL DELIVER YOU FROM DESPAIR For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself.  Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death.  But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises […]

Opposition is a gateway to God’s power in your life

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 16 OPPOSITION IS A GATEWAY TO GOD’S POWER IN YOUR LIFE But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.  (1 Corinthians 16:8-9) Opportunities and opposition often go hand in hand.  When […]

In the Kingdom, your labor is never in vain

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 15 IN THE KINGDOM, YOUR LABOR IS NEVER IN VAIN But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not […]

God gives you power to strengthen His Church

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 14 GOD GIVES YOU POWER TO STRENGTHEN HIS CHURCH So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the Church.  (1 Corinthians 14:12) Jesus never intended His Church to be a people who only pursue Him with their minds.  He […]

God’s love is your promise for today

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 13 GOD’S LOVE IS YOUR PROMISE FOR TODAY So now faith, hope and love abide, these three: but the greatest of these is love.  (1 Corinthians 13:13) Faith looks forward to something that can happen and trusts enough that it leads to action.  Faith looks to a possibility that has not […]

There’s a place for you in God’s family

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 12 THERE’S A PLACE FOR YOU IN GOD’S FAMILY The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”  On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker […]