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 wants to make an example of you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 67 GOD WANTS TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF YOU May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us, that Your way may be known on earth, Your saving power among all nations.  (Psalm 67:1-2) The God of the universe has one primary goal above all others: the […]

Your work for the Kingdom has infinite worth

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 9 YOUR WORK FOR THE KINGDOM HAS INFINITE WORTH Do you not know that in a race all runners run, but only one receives the prize?  So run that you may obtain it.  Every athlete exercises self-control in all things.  They do it to receive a perishable wreath, […]

God is the protector of your purpose

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 57 GOD IS THE PROTECTOR OF YOUR PURPOSE I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills His purpose for me. He will send from heaven and save me; He will put to shame him who tramples on me.  (Psalm 57:2-3a) When David writes these lines, […]

It’s not over ’til God says it is

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 4 IT’S NOT OVER ‘TIL GOD SAYS IT IS Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart.  Then each one will receive his commendation from […]

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 […]

Spirit-led service leads to joy

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 7 SPIRIT-LED SERVICE LEADS TO JOY But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.  (Romans 7:6) Obligation strips the joy out […]

God made you a life preserver

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 27 GOD MADE YOU A LIFE PRESERVER “Yet now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.  For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship, and He said, […]

Jesus trusts you to be His witness

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 26 JESUS TRUSTS YOU TO BE HIS WITNESS “I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen Me and to those in which I will appear to you.”  (Acts 26:16) Paul’s conversion was rather unique. […]

God can use anyone for His purpose

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 23 GOD CAN USE ANYONE FOR HIS PURPOSE And when the dissension became violent, the tribune, afraid that Paul would be torn to pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him away from among them by force and bring him into the barracks.  (Acts […]