Jesus turns death into deliverance

“You were slain, and by Your blood You ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.”  (Revelation 5:9b) Nobody watching Jesus bleed out on the cross had a chipper outlook for the future. To be sure, Jesus had told His disciples He would rise again, but their astonishment when He […]

God’s plan is greater than your perception

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 74 GOD’S PLAN IS GREATER THAN YOUR PERCEPTION Why do You hold back Your hand, Your right hand? Take it from the fold of Your garment and destroy them! Yet God my King is from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. (Psalm 74:11-12) It’s hard to understand why […]

God is your continual salvation

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 71 GOD IS YOUR CONTINUAL SALVATION Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; You have given the command to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress.  (Psalm 71:3) Life is hard. Perhaps you’ve discovered this, that every person sees their […]

Jesus is your Savior every day

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 68 JESUS IS YOUR SAVIOR EVERY DAY Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation.  (Psalm 68:19) Every day brings its own host of challenges.  Every day has its own hardships and trials.  Some days may bring us victory, while others may leave us in […]

Jesus took your curse from you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Galatians 3 JESUS TOOK YOUR CURSE FROM YOU For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” … Christ redeemed us from the […]

God will hold you up

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 63 GOD WILL HOLD YOU UP O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water… My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.  (Psalm 63:1, […]

God is Greater Than Your Struggles

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 61 GOD IS GREATER THAN YOUR STRUGGLES Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.  (Psalm 61:2b-3 “I can handle it.” How often do we say this, trying to put on a good front, unwilling to admit that the problem […]

God is preparing your victory

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 16 GOD IS PREPARING YOUR VICTORY The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.  (Romans 16:20) Peace does not come merely from the absence of conflict, but by persistence through it.  Victory—especially in your spiritual life—is not […]

Jesus is your living guarantee

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 6 JESUS IS YOUR LIVING GUARANTEE We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.  For if we have been united with Him […]