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 […]

God hears your prayer for help

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 28 GOD HEARS YOUR PRAYER FOR HELP Blessed be the Lord! For He has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.  The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped;  My heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him.  (Psalm […]

You can be Jesus to people in need

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 14 YOU CAN BE JESUS TO PEOPLE IN NEED “But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you.  For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”  When one of those who […]

Jesus feels compassion for your pain

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 7 JESUS FEELS COMPASSION FOR YOUR PAIN As [Jesus] drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her.  And […]

God loves to provide through His people

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 10 GOD LOVES TO PROVIDE THROUGH HIS PEOPLE Jesus said, ‘Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold […]

Your Father Wants Good Things For You [An Encouraging Word]

An Encouraging Word YOUR FATHER WANTS GOOD THINGS FOR YOU Four minutes in, I discovered the truth: small children are terrible at picking strawberries. It was a couple of years ago, and I was with some friends who have small children, exploring a “U-Pick” strawberry patch on a sunny Sunday afternoon.  The air was cool and […]

God’s angels are ready to come to your aid

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 4 GOD’S ANGELS ARE READY TO COME TO YOUR AID “Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to Him.” -Matthew 4:11 Do you ever feel totally alone in your struggles? Do you ever feel like there’s nobody there to help when you need […]

God is your support when you’re slipping

Scripture Notes on Psalm 145 The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.  (Psalm 145:14) Nobody stands up straight all the time. Life in a broken world assures us that in every life there will come times when we find ourselves slipping in one way or another. Then what? That’s when God […]

God draws near to hear your prayer

Scripture Notes on Psalm 116 I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. (Psalm 116:1-2) Some people believe God stands far off, uninterested in human affairs, but this is not the […]

God loves to help the hopeless

Scripture Notes on Psalm 113 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of His people. He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children.  Praise the Lord! (Psalm 113:7-9) Hopelessness is a terrible […]