Fear of Man

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Fear of man is a snare.  (Proverbs 29:25) The Gospel frees us from the insecurity of needing other people’s opinions to validate our worth.  It frees us, therefore, from needing to manipulate the perceptions and impressions of everyone around us. This means that when we receive the truth of the Gospel and embrace who God says we […]

Your accuser has no power over you

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And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.  And they have conquered him by the […]

God’s promise to you is peace

Grace, mercy and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love.  (2 John 1:3) Sometimes the greatest truths of God are also the simplest.  Sometimes the deepest revelations don’t come from more books, but more belief. Do you believe God has grace for you? […]

God calms the anxiousness of the humble

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.  (1 Peter 5:6-7) Anxiousness creeps in when we take upon ourselves the burden of having to figure things out on our own.  Worry takes over when […]

Nightmares [An Encouraging Word]

It was 4am when my son’s little hand rapped loudly on our bedroom door. The “shave-and-a-haircut, two bits” pattern I taught him echoed through the caverns of my subconscious mind, dragging me up from a deep, clear sleep into the  groggy fog of a much-too-early morning. “Come in” I moaned, loud enough for him to hear through […]

God will be your confidence in times of trouble

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 56 GOD WILL BE YOUR CONFIDENCE IN TIMES OF TROUBLE This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.  What can man do to me? (Psalm 56:9b-11) David is a fugitive in enemy […]

God is your refuge in times of trouble

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 43 GOD IS YOUR REFUGE IN TIMES OF TROUBLE In the wake of an historic Supreme Court decision that has left so many believers saddened and afraid for what’s to come, the best thoughts of all are not those I could share from my heart, but those God […]

God delivers those who hope in Him

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 33 GOD DELIVERS THOSE WHO HOPE IN HIM The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.  The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue.  Behold, the eye of the Lord is on […]

Sometimes Jesus works in secret

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 7 SOMETIMES JESUS WORKS IN SECRET [Jesus said] “You go up to the feast. I am not going up to this feast, for my time has not yet fully come.”  After saying this, He remained in Galilee. But after His brothers had gone up to the feast, then He […]