Jesus turns death into deliverance

“You were slain, and by Your blood You ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.”  (Revelation 5:9b) Nobody watching Jesus bleed out on the cross had a chipper outlook for the future. To be sure, Jesus had told His disciples He would rise again, but their astonishment when He […]

God is your continual salvation

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 71 GOD IS YOUR CONTINUAL SALVATION Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; You have given the command to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress.  (Psalm 71:3) Life is hard. Perhaps you’ve discovered this, that every person sees their […]

God will deliver you from despair

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 1 GOD WILL DELIVER YOU FROM DESPAIR For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself.  Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death.  But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises […]

God is faithful to deliver you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 48 GOD IS FAITHFUL TO DELIVER YOU As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of Hosts, in the city of our God, which God will establish forever.  (Psalm 48:8) It’s one thing to believe something you’ve heard.  It’s another to embrace something […]

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 chose you to be a deliverer

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 16 GOD CHOSE YOU TO BE A DELIVERER About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken.  And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were […]

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 delights in your well-being

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 35 GOD DELIGHTS IN YOUR WELL-BEING “Great is the Lord, who delights in the welfare of his servant!”  Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.  (Psalm 35:27b-28) Do you know that God loves to take care of you? Sometimes He is portrayed […]

God delivers those who hope in Him

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 33 GOD DELIVERS THOSE WHO HOPE IN HIM The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.  The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue.  Behold, the eye of the Lord is on […]

Jesus brings answers in unexpected ways

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 5 JESUS BRINGS ANSWERS IN UNEXPECTED WAYS One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.  When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be healed?”  The sick […]