Jesus shares His glory with the faithful

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.  But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed.  (1 Peter 4:12-13) Trials are tests of our faithfulness. […]

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 […]

God has an eternal inheritance for you

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you… (1 Peter 1:3-4) It is […]

Jesus has a crown of righteousness for you

Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.  (2 Timothy 4:8) Judgment Day is coming.  Only God the Father knows the exact hour, but the […]

God will make sure you receive your reward

God’s Hope for Your Heart From 1 Timothy 5 GOD WILL MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE YOUR REWARD The sins of some people are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the sins of others appear later. So also good works are conspicuous, and even those that are not cannot remain hidden.  (1 Timothy 5:24-25) Do you […]

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 […]

Your work for the Kingdom has infinite worth

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 9 YOUR WORK FOR THE KINGDOM HAS INFINITE WORTH Do you not know that in a race all runners run, but only one receives the prize?  So run that you may obtain it.  Every athlete exercises self-control in all things.  They do it to receive a perishable wreath, […]

Jesus is bringing you everlasting joy

God’s Hope for Your Heart John 16 JESUS IS BRINGING YOU EVERLASTING JOY “When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.  So also you have […]

God has abundant goodness for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 31 GOD HAS ABUNDANT GOODNESS FOR YOU Oh, how abundant is Your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You and worked for those who take refuge in You…  (Psalm 31:19) Some people think of God as a distant deity, “the old man upstairs.”  Some people […]

Jesus wants true riches for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 16 JESUS WANTS TRUE RICHES FOR YOU “And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.  One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one […]