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 […]

Jesus doesn’t change on you

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.  (Hebrews 13:8) So often in life, we start a journey of relationship with someone, only to see them change in ways we never expected. Other times, we put our faith in people to be faithful to us, only to have them change their minds down the […]

Running Again

Running Again (Or, “How the Worst Itch Ever Reminded me of the Best Fix of All”) The itch was so bad I could barely stand it. There I was, surrounded by the beauty of a fresh sunrise, sidewalk-jogging past a serene waterway and a meticulously trimmed golf course, and all I could think of was […]

Jesus will never give up on you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Philippians 1 JESUS WILL NEVER GIVE UP ON YOU And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.  (Philippians 1:6) Jesus always finishes what He starts. He didn’t begin creation only to get […]

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’s weapons will make you victorious

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 10 GOD’S WEAPONS WILL MAKE YOU VICTORIOUS For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.  (2 Corinthians 10:4) If you feel like you’re in a fight, it’s because you are. Trials and temptation, disease and discouragement, conflict with […]

It’s not over ’til God says it is

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 4 IT’S NOT OVER ‘TIL GOD SAYS IT IS Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart.  Then each one will receive his commendation from […]

God’s love makes you steadfast

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 52 GOD’S LOVE MAKES YOU STEADFAST “See the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and sought refuge in his own destruction!” But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God.  I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever. (Psalm […]

This is God’s love for you in Christ

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 8 THIS IS GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU IN CHRIST When it comes to God’s Word, sometimes what we need most is not for someone to explain, but for our souls to fully engage. In that spirit, the passage below has been divided up into five key thoughts.  Take time […]

Jesus is your steadfast resolve

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 21 JESUS IS YOUR STEADFAST RESOLVE When we heard this, we and the people there urged him not to go up to Jerusalem.  Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart?  For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem […]