The presence of Jesus is the power you need

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 4 THE PRESENCE OF JESUS IS THE POWER YOU NEED Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished.  And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.  (Acts 4:13) In the span of just two […]

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 […]

God has abundant goodness for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 31 GOD HAS ABUNDANT GOODNESS FOR YOU Oh, how abundant is Your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You and worked for those who take refuge in You…  (Psalm 31:19) Some people think of God as a distant deity, “the old man upstairs.”  Some people […]

God’s love is your security

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 21 GOD’S LOVE IS YOUR SECURITY For the king trusts in the Lord, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved. (Psalm 21:7) Think, for a moment, about all of the resources that a king has at his disposal. He has people […]

God is your stability

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalms 15-16 GOD IS YOUR STABILITY He who does these things shall never be moved.  (Psalm 15:5b) I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. […]

You Can Count on God to Come Through

An Encouraging Word YOU CAN COUNT ON GOD TO COME THROUGH I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning. (Psalm 130:5-6) A soft glow is beginning to appear on the horizon. It’s […]

Jesus doesn’t change on you

Scripture Notes on Hebrews 13 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) So often in life, we start a journey of relationship with someone, only to see them change in ways we never expected. Other times, we put our faith in people to be faithful to us, only to have them […]

Jesus is your better hope

Scripture Notes on Hebrews 7 For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God. (Hebrews 7:18-19) There are many substitute saviors in this life. For […]

God chose you to be established in Him

Scripture Notes on Psalm 87 On the holy mount stands the city He founded; the Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.  (Psalm 87:1-2) God chose Jerusalem to be the special place He would make His home.  He chose Jerusalem to be a shining example of His love […]

Let Jesus free you from rejection

Scripture Notes on Luke 10 “But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ … ‘The one who hears you […]