God will keep His word

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 12 GOD WILL KEEP HIS WORD May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?” Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now […]

God is still on His throne

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 11 GOD IS STILL ON HIS THRONE The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; His eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man. (Psalm 11:4) All around us we see chaos in the world. Wars and rumors of wars. Famines, earthquakes […]

Jesus wants to calm your fear

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 14 JESUS WANTS TO CALM YOUR FEAR In the fourth watch of the night [Jesus] came to them, walking on the sea.  But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear.  But […]

God wants to lift you up

Scripture Notes on Psalm 146 The Lord sets the prisoners free. The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down. The Lord loves the righteous.  (Psalm 146:7b-8) Everybody gets knocked down sometimes. Everybody bears a burden at some point. The question is not, “How can I keep from […]

God’s commitment is your courage

Scripture Notes on Psalm 118 Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Psalm 118:5-6) God takes commitment very seriously. He calls all people to be truthful with one another, to […]

You Have the Power to Persevere

Do you ever feel like just giving up? “But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.” -1 Thessalonians 2:2 It’s easy to give up in the face of […]

Spoken Against

When sharing Jesus gets you in trouble, what’s THAT about? “With regard to this sect [the Way of Jesus] we know that everywhere it is spoken against.” -Acts 28:22 When Paul comes to share the Good News in Rome, he’s told what he probably already knew: what is “good news” to those who know their […]

Timidity or Trust?

“Be courageous! Let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. May the Lord’s will be done.” -1 Chronicles 19:13 Often we find ourselves so fixated on a particular outcome that we become slaves to our own expectations. In this, we open ourselves up to fear of what might happen if […]