Your Father wants to fill you up

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 81 YOUR FATHER WANTS TO FILL YOU UP There shall be no strange god among you; you shall not bow down to a foreign god.  I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.  Open your mouth wide, and I will fill […]

Jesus is faithful through generations

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Timothy 1 JESUS IS FAITHFUL THROUGH GENERATIONS I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day…  I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois […]

God wants to be generous with you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Timothy 6 GOD WANTS TO BE GENEROUS WITH YOU As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.  (1 Timothy 6:17) Everybody […]

Jesus is your perfect path to God

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Timothy 2 JESUS IS YOUR PERFECT PATH TO GOD For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus…  (1 Timothy 2:5) Some try to get to God through works.  By doing enough good, perhaps they can accomplish their salvation. […]

Your father wants you to come home

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 78 YOUR FATHER WANTS YOU TO COME HOME Their heart was not steadfast toward Him; they were not faithful to His covenant. Yet He, being compassionate, atoned for their iniquity and did not destroy them; He restrained His anger often and did not stir up all His wrath. He […]

Jesus is your overflowing grace

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Timothy 1 JESUS IS YOUR OVERFLOWING GRACE And the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.  (1 Timothy 1:14) Paul killed Christians, yet Jesus gave him overflowing grace.  Paul opposed the name of Christ as strongly as he could, […]

God has put his trust in you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Thessalonians 2 GOD HAS PUT HIS TRUST IN YOU Just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.  (1 Thessalonians 2:4) It is the richest treasure in all creation, the greatest […]

God is the source of all good things

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 72 GOD IS THE SOURCE OF ALL GOOD THINGS Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.  (Psalm 72:18) When the rising or setting sun paints wonder in the sky, it’s a gift from God. When a newborn child opens its eyes to see […]

God is the one who does the work

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Philippians 2 GOD IS THE ONE WHO DOES THE WORK Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.  (Philippians 2:12b-13) Sometimes we may look at our Christian life and feel discouraged. […]

Jesus gives you the grace that you need

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Ephesians 4 JESUS GIVES YOU THE GRACE THAT YOU NEED But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.  (Ephesians 4:7) When God distributes grace to His people, it’s not a one-size-fits-all affair.  He doesn’t only hand out generic blessings to the masses […]