Thoughts on working through a miscarriage

It was a Tuesday night around 9pm. The doctor strode in to our room at the ER and announced to my wife and me, “I’m sorry, you’ve had a miscarriage.” Heather had already known; she had felt it in her body and her heart. I was holding on to hope, not wanting to believe, but […]

God will lead you through the storm

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 77 GOD WILL LEAD YOU THROUGH THE STORM Your way was through the sea, Your path through the great waters; yet Your footprints were unseen.  You led Your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.  (Psalm 77:19-20) Life can often feel like a raging […]

Jesus is your overflowing grace

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Timothy 1 JESUS IS YOUR OVERFLOWING GRACE And the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.  (1 Timothy 1:14) Paul killed Christians, yet Jesus gave him overflowing grace.  Paul opposed the name of Christ as strongly as he could, […]

Jesus is your guard against all evil

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Thessalonians 3 JESUS IS YOUR GUARD AGAINST ALL EVIL But the Lord is faithful.  He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.  (2 Thessalonians 3:3) Jesus warned we will have trouble in this life, but trouble and evil are not the same thing.  He told us […]

God chose you for glory

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Thessalonians 2 GOD CHOSE YOU FOR GLORY God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.  To this He called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.  (2 Thessalonians 2:13-14) […]

God will make you worthy of His call

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Thessalonians 1 GOD WILL MAKE YOU WORTHY OF HIS CALL To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of His calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by His power, so that the name of our […]

God will surely make you clean

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Thessalonians 5 GOD WILL SURELY MAKE YOU CLEAN Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it.  […]

When you focus on Jesus, He steadies your heart

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 75 WHEN YOU FOCUS ON JESUS, HE STEADIES YOUR HEART When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars.  (Psalm 75:3) Our world is full of instability.  From economies in turmoil to civil unrest, discord in the workplace and division at home, […]

Jesus will welcome you home

God’s Hope For Your Heart from 1 Thessalonians 4 JESUS WILL WELCOME YOU HOME For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God.  And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive, who […]

God’s love is the source of your holiness

God’s Hope For Your Heart from 1 Thessalonians 3 GOD’S LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF YOUR HOLINESS And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the […]