You are the beloved of God

To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for [and by] Jesus Christ; may mercy, peace and love be multiplied to you.  (Jude 1:1b-2) Are you in Christ?  Then God wants multiply His peace in your heart and His mercy in your life. Are you in Christ?  Then He is keeping you […]

The Father’s Delight (Luke 3:22b)

You are my beloved Son.  I take delight in you.  (Luke 3:22b) The steadfast, unchanging posture of God the Father toward God the Son is not dutiful acceptance, but glorious delight. The scandalous, unbelievable truth of the Gospel is that for those who are united with Jesus by grace through faith, the position He has […]

God made you an eternal heir

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Titus 3 GOD MADE YOU AN ETERNAL HEIR He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, […]

God will never reject you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 66 GOD WILL NEVER REJECT YOU Blessed be God, because He has not rejected my prayer or removed His steadfast love from me!  (Psalm 66:20) We live in a world full of rejection.  For all sorts of reasons, people will turn away from us or turn us away from them, sometimes […]

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 […]

Jesus loves to love you when you lose

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 1 JESUS LOVES TO LOVE YOU WHEN YOU LOSE For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.  But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God […]

Jesus triumphed so you can, too

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 41 JESUS TRIUMPHED SO YOU CAN, TOO Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.  But you, O Lord, be gracious to me, and raise me up, that I may repay them!  By this I know that you delight […]

You are beautiful in God’s sight

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 7 YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL IN GOD’S SIGHT “At this time Moses was born; and he was beautiful in God’s sight.  And he was brought up for three months in his father’s house.”  (Acts 7:20) Moses was only a baby, just born into the world.  He had not done any […]

God is well pleased with you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 17 GOD IS WELL PLEASED WITH YOU [Jesus] was still speaking when, behold, a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him.”  (Matthew 17:5) Do you look at your life and see things that don’t measure up […]

Jesus is the anchor of your soul

Scripture Notes on Hebrews 6 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf… (Hebrews 6:19-20a) Of all the storms of life, perhaps none is more troubling than uncertainty. Bad news and […]