Jesus chose you to conquer with Him

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In Revelation chapter 17, ten mysterious kings rule for a short time, then consolidate their power in the hands of a great beast.  They then rally their forces, all their might and power, and make war upon Jesus and His people. Not only that, but in this endeavor they are guided and overseen by a […]

God still commands the chaos

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And the [first] beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months…  Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them…and by the signs that [the second beast] is allowed to work in the presence of the [first] beast, […]

God is the avenger of injustice

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne.  They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on […]

God’s blessing goes beyond your suffering

But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed.  Have no fear of them, nor be troubled… (1 Peter 3:14) The reality of suffering is one that many people don’t like to deal with.  Even many Christians, uncomfortable trying to reconcile God’s love with His allowance of pain, gloss over the harsh […]

In Christ, Your Difficulties Are Deposits

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 4 IN CHRIST, YOUR DIFFICULTIES ARE DEPOSITS For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.  For the things that are seen are […]

God is your refuge in times of trouble

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 43 GOD IS YOUR REFUGE IN TIMES OF TROUBLE In the wake of an historic Supreme Court decision that has left so many believers saddened and afraid for what’s to come, the best thoughts of all are not those I could share from my heart, but those God […]

God will be your voice when you have none

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 38 GOD WILL BE YOUR VOICE WHEN YOU HAVE NONE I have become like a man who does not hear, and in whose mouth are no rebukes.  But for You, O Lord, do I wait; it is You, O Lord my God, who will answer.  (Psalm 38:14-15) Sometimes life can leave […]

God will bring you justice in the end

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 37 GOD WILL BRING YOU JUSTICE IN THE END In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there.  But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.  (Psalm 37:8-9) Have you ever looked […]

God wants to turn your weeping into worship

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 30 GOD WANTS TO TURN YOUR WEEPING INTO WORSHIP You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,  that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent.  O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you […]

God has given you the tools to stand

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 13 GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THE TOOLS TO STAND “For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect. But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand.”  (Mark 13:22-23) Jesus told His disciples what to expect at the end. […]