The love of Christ will fill you up

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Ephesians 3 THE LOVE OF CHRIST WILL FILL YOU UP  [I pray that you may] know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.  (Ephesians 3:19) It’s one thing to have knowledge about someone.  It’s another to truly know them. It’s one […]

God will never reject you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 66 GOD WILL NEVER REJECT YOU Blessed be God, because He has not rejected my prayer or removed His steadfast love from me!  (Psalm 66:20) We live in a world full of rejection.  For all sorts of reasons, people will turn away from us or turn us away from them, sometimes […]

God gives you power to strengthen His Church

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 14 GOD GIVES YOU POWER TO STRENGTHEN HIS CHURCH So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the Church.  (1 Corinthians 14:12) Jesus never intended His Church to be a people who only pursue Him with their minds.  He […]

God gives you freedom to figure it out

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 8 GOD GIVES YOU FREEDOM TO FIGURE IT OUT Food will not commend us to God.  We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.  But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block […]

Jesus loves to love you when you lose

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 1 JESUS LOVES TO LOVE YOU WHEN YOU LOSE For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.  But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God […]

God’s Kingdom is your community

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 14 GOD’S KINGDOM IS YOUR COMMUNITY For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.  So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual […]

Your redemption gets closer every day

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 13 YOUR REDEMPTION GETS CLOSER EVERY DAY The hour has come for you to wake from sleep.  For salvation is nearer to us than when we first believed.  (Romans 13:11b) Have you ever wanted to hide from your problems, or maybe go to sleep and wake to find them all gone? […]

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, […]

Knowing God will grow your love

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 17 KNOWING GOD WILL GROW YOUR LOVE “I have made known to them Your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which You have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”  (John 17:26)117 J Many people do religious things to try […]

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 […]