God’s justice will prevail

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 64 GOD’S JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the throng of evildoers, who whet their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows… But God shoots His arrow at them; they are wounded suddenly. They are brought to ruin, with their own tongues […]

Jesus wants to free you from regret

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 7 JESUS WANTS TO FREE YOU FROM REGRET As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting.  For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.  For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to […]

Jesus is your righteousness

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 5 JESUS IS YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS For our sake [God] made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.  (2 Corinthians 5:21) Only the righteous are accepted by God.  Over and over in Scripture we see this, that […]

You are completely clean in Christ

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 6 YOU ARE COMPLETELY CLEAN IN CHRIST And such were some of you.  But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.  (1 Corinthians 6:11) “Such were some of you.” Paul gives a list of […]

Grace will set you free

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 3 GRACE WILL SET YOU FREE For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith.  (Roman 3:23-25a) There is no such thing as […]

Jesus triumphed so you can, too

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 41 JESUS TRIUMPHED SO YOU CAN, TOO Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.  But you, O Lord, be gracious to me, and raise me up, that I may repay them!  By this I know that you delight […]

Jesus chooses the anti-qualified

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 9 JESUS CHOOSES THE ANTI-QUALIFIED But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem.  And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.”  But the Lord said to him, […]

God thinks of you with mercy

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 40 GOD THINKS OF YOU WITH MERCY As for You, O Lord, You will not restrain Your mercy from me; Your steadfast love and Your faithfulness will ever preserve me! … As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me.  (Psalm 40:11, […]

Jesus is your total restoration

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 21 JESUS IS YOUR TOTAL RESTORATION When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him. A second time He asked […]

God wants to take away your shame

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 34 GOD WANTS TO TAKE AWAY YOUR SHAME I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.  Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.  (Psalm 34:4-5) Shame.  Sometimes it creeps in quietly, growing like an […]