Jesus is your guard against all evil

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Thessalonians 3 JESUS IS YOUR GUARD AGAINST ALL EVIL But the Lord is faithful.  He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.  (2 Thessalonians 3:3) Jesus warned we will have trouble in this life, but trouble and evil are not the same thing.  He told us […]

God has provided for your protection

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Ephesians 6 GOD HAS PROVIDED FOR YOUR PROTECTION Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11) The armor of God is your defense against the attacks of Satan. It includes the belt of truth and the breastplate […]

God delights to deliver you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 44 GOD DELIGHTS TO DELIVER YOU For not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but Your right hand and Your arm, and the light of Your face, for You delighted in them.  (Psalm 44:3) The Psalmist knows that swords and […]

God is your passionate protector

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 7 GOD IS YOUR PASSIONATE PROTECTOR My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart. God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day. (Psalm 7:10-11) What makes God angry?  What makes Him indignant? Is it when you sin and come up short of […]

God is your helmet of salvation

Scripture Notes on Psalm 140 O Lord, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle. (Psalm 140:7) In any good fight, a headshot is the way to win. A strong blow can render an opponent unconscious -or worse- and quickly determine who is victorious. That’s why protecting […]

God never stops looking after you

Scripture Notes on Psalm 121 He will not let your foot be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. (Psalm 121:3-4) An old children’s song declares, “He’s got the whole world, in His hands; He’s got the whole wide world, in His hands…” but sometimes […]

Jesus is your guard against all evil

Scripture Notes on 2 Thessalonians 3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:3) Jesus warned we will have trouble in this life, but trouble and evil are not the same thing. He told us we would surely face persecution, but persecution and evil are […]

God has provided for your protection

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Ephesians 6 GOD HAS PROVIDED FOR YOUR PROTECTION Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11) The armor of God is your defense against the attacks of Satan. It includes the belt of truth and the breastplate […]

Let the Past be the Past

The white metal sign looked so lonely, its faded yellow trim standing out in a field of brittle grass and flowing weeds. Once upon a time it had been an important warning marker to approaching boats.  At some point in the past it had served a purpose, had helped travelers avoid danger by not letting […]

My God Will Fight for Me

Ever feel like you’re in a fight you can’t win? “Oh grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man! With God we shall do valiantly; it is He who will tread down our foes.” – Psalm 108:12-13  I don’t know about you, but I’m amazed at how instinctively I run […]