About that sinking feeling…

You have not been left out. You have not been left behind. You have not wasted your life. You have not failed your calling. ––– You still matter to God. You still have much to offer. You are still valuable to the world around you. The best is yet to come. ––– Now get to […]

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 […]

Praise will revive your heart

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 69 PRAISE WILL REVIVE YOUR HEART But I am afflicted and in pain; let your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see it […]

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, […]

This is God’s love for you in Christ

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 8 THIS IS GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU IN CHRIST When it comes to God’s Word, sometimes what we need most is not for someone to explain, but for our souls to fully engage. In that spirit, the passage below has been divided up into five key thoughts.  Take time […]

God is With You in the Work

An Encouraging Word GOD IS WITH YOU IN THE WORK I found it amusing that my nose was running like a faucet, because it felt like my sinuses were stuffed with cotton. It was a Monday, and it was one of those days where the space around my eyes felt compressed, my nostrils were raw […]

How “Foolishness” Can Set You Free [An Encouraging Word]

An Encouraging Word HOW “FOOLISHNESS” CAN SET YOU FREE “This is never going to work.” Have you ever noticed how in story after story, in movies and books and television shows, it’s the crazy, even foolish characters that save the day? A little hobbit and a rag-tag band of others take a journey into the […]

God will never abandon you

Scripture Notes on Psalm 94 For the Lord will not forsake His people; He will not abandon His heritage.  (Psalm 94:14) Have you sinned and felt the sting of consequences and the weight of guilt?  Be at peace, God will never abandon you. Have you failed to live up to expectations, yours or God’s or […]

Let praise revive your heart

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 69 LET PRAISE REVIVE YOUR HEART But I am afflicted and in pain; let your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see […]

How to Stay Constantly Close to God

Do you ever wish you were “closer to God?” “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort [encourage, remind] one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by […]