Get Back on the Bike [An Encouraging Word]

“Why does this always happen to me?” Bradley had fallen a second time on his bicycle, his 7-year old, 72-pound frame tangled up in steel and rubber with a handlebar poking him in the belly.  The injuries to his body weren’t serious, but the hurt in his heart was real. He actually hadn’t been falling much at […]

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 cares for you at all times

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 62 GOD CARES FOR YOU AT ALL TIMES Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.  (Psalm 62:8) God is not looking for shiny happy people all the time.  He’s not expecting His children to have […]

God will be your confidence in times of trouble

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 56 GOD WILL BE YOUR CONFIDENCE IN TIMES OF TROUBLE This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.  What can man do to me? (Psalm 56:9b-11) David is a fugitive in enemy […]

God will hear your voice in times of need

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 55 GOD WILL HEAR YOUR VOICE IN TIMES OF NEED Evening and morning and at noon, I utter my complaint and moan, and He hears my voice.  (Psalm 55:17) Trouble strikes at the most inconvenient times.  Here is David, ruler of Israel, man after God’s own heart, yet he is […]

Jesus has a rescue just for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 12 JESUS HAS A RESCUE JUST FOR YOU About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church.  He killed James the brother of John with the sword, and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also.  (Acts 12:1-3a) The storyline […]

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 […]

God is still on His throne

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 11 GOD IS STILL ON HIS THRONE The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; His eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man. (Psalm 11:4) All around us we see chaos in the world. Wars and rumors of wars. Famines, earthquakes […]

Jesus wants to calm your fear

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 14 JESUS WANTS TO CALM YOUR FEAR In the fourth watch of the night [Jesus] came to them, walking on the sea.  But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear.  But […]

God’s angels are ready to come to your aid

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 4 GOD’S ANGELS ARE READY TO COME TO YOUR AID “Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to Him.” -Matthew 4:11 Do you ever feel totally alone in your struggles? Do you ever feel like there’s nobody there to help when you need […]