God gives life to those who are strong in Him

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.  To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.  (Revelation 2:7) God is a God of victory, so His people can be, too.  God sent His Son […]

Jesus is the anchor of your soul

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf… (Hebrews 6:19-20a) Of all the storms in this life, perhaps none is more troubling than uncertainty.  Bad news and hard times can at least […]

Jesus understands your struggle

For because He himself has suffered when tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.  (Hebrews 2:18) Do you ever struggle with temptation?  Jesus understands. Do you sometimes wrestle with desires to meet God-given cravings in ungodly ways?  Jesus understands. The particulars of a temptation are not its most powerful element.  Underneath every […]

Thoughts on working through a miscarriage

It was a Tuesday night around 9pm. The doctor strode in to our room at the ER and announced to my wife and me, “I’m sorry, you’ve had a miscarriage.” Heather had already known; she had felt it in her body and her heart. I was holding on to hope, not wanting to believe, but […]

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 […]

Jesus is your power for the purposes of God

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Colossians 1 JESUS IS YOUR POWER FOR THE PURPOSES OF GOD Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.  For this I toil, struggling with all His energy that He powerfully works within me.  (Colossians 1:28-29) There is no […]

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 […]

Your weakness is a gateway to God’s strength

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 12 YOUR WEAKNESS IS A GATEWAY TO GOD’S STRENGTH But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. […]

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 […]

God will hold you up

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 63 GOD WILL HOLD YOU UP O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water… My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.  (Psalm 63:1, […]