God allows pain because you are precious to Him

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.  Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him and he with me.  (Revelation 3:19-20) Christian, do you ever wonder why God allows hard things […]

Jesus bled to bring you close

God’s Hope for Your Heart Ephesians 2 JESUS BLED TO BRING YOU CLOSE Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.  But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off […]

God has blessed you by bringing you near

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 65 GOD HAS BLESSED YOU BY BRINGING YOU NEAR Blessed is the one You choose and bring near, to dwell in Your courts!  We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple!  (Psalm 65:4) Distance is a disheartening thing.  In any relationship, the […]

God’s Spirit is your access to God’s blessings

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 2 GOD’S SPIRIT IS YOUR ACCESS TO GOD’S BLESSINGS Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.  (1 Corinthians 2:12) All throughout the Bible God promises blessings for […]

God is your hope for tomorrow

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 42 GOD IS YOUR HOPE FOR TOMORROW As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for You, God.  I thirst for God, the living God.  When can I come and appear before God?  (Psalm 42:1-2, HCSB) Longing and thirst are symptoms of lack.  We do […]

The voice that shakes the earth is the one that calms your heart

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 29 THE VOICE THAT SHAKES THE EARTH IS THE ONE THAT CALMS YOUR HEART The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.  The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.  He makes Lebanon to skip […]

Jesus brings you close to God

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 24 JESUS BRINGS YOU CLOSE TO GOD Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.  (Psalm 24:3-4) Do […]

God reveals your Savior through your storms

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 8 GOD REVEALS YOUR SAVIOR THROUGH YOUR STORMS And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey Him?”  (Matthew 8:27) Jesus’ disciples had enjoyed plenty of time with Him before, watching Him do incredible things for many people.  This time, though, when He […]

God allows pain because you are precious to Him

Scripture Notes on Revelation 3 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.  Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him and he with me.  (Revelation 3:19-20) Christian, do you ever wonder […]

Jesus bled to bring you close

God’s Hope for Your Heart Ephesians 2 JESUS BLED TO BRING YOU CLOSE Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off […]