God builds brokenness into praise

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 51 GOD BUILDS BROKENNESS INTO PRAISE For You will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; You will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. Do good to Zion in Your […]

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 […]

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 […]

Because Jesus lives, you will, too

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 14 BECAUSE JESUS LIVES, YOU WILL, TOO “Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me.  Because I live, you also will live.”  (John 14:19) The world can look so dark sometimes, so broken, and it’s easy to lose sight of Jesus […]

Jesus feels compassion for your pain

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 7 JESUS FEELS COMPASSION FOR YOUR PAIN As [Jesus] drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her.  And […]

God turns your pain into possibility

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 27 GOD TURNS YOUR PAIN INTO POSSIBILITY Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel, and they gave them […]

God wants to keep His people from true harm

Scripture Notes on Revelation 9 Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth.  They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on […]

God allows pain because you are precious to Him

Scripture Notes on Revelation 3 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.  Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him and he with me.  (Revelation 3:19-20) Christian, do you ever wonder […]

Jesus shares His glory with the faithful

Scripture Notes on 1 Peter 4 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 […]

God’s blessing goes beyond your suffering

Scripture Notes on 1 Peter 3 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 […]