The Time Came (Luke 2:6)

While they were there [in Bethlehem], the time came for [Mary] to give birth.  (Luke 2:6) We live in a world of instant weather reports and apps that let us track every stage of a pregnancy.  Finding our way to a new place is as simple as tapping a button on a smartphone, and knowing what […]

God’s fulfillment will come at just the right time

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Titus 1 GOD’S FULFILLMENT WILL COME AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME …in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began, and at the proper time manifested in His word…  (Titus 1:2-3a) From the time “before ages began” to the time Jesus came was […]

God’s plan is greater than your perception

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 74 GOD’S PLAN IS GREATER THAN YOUR PERCEPTION Why do You hold back Your hand, Your right hand? Take it from the fold of Your garment and destroy them! Yet God my King is from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. (Psalm 74:11-12) It’s hard to understand why […]

God will bring you justice in the end

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 37 GOD WILL BRING YOU JUSTICE IN THE END In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there.  But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.  (Psalm 37:8-9) Have you ever looked […]

Sometimes God delays because He loves you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 11 SOMETIMES GOD DELAYS BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU Now Jesus loved Martha, her sister, and Lazarus.  So when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.  (John 11:5-6, HCSB) Notice what this passage doesn’t say. It doesn’t say, “Jesus loved Martha and Mary […]

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 has a deeper truth for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 6 JESUS HAS A DEEPER TRUTH FOR YOU The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”  So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His […]

God is preparing the perfect answer for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 2 GOD IS PREPARING THE PERFECT ANSWER FOR YOU I am struck by how an angel appeared to Joseph not just once, but four times (at least) to ensure the safety of Jesus: once to confirm Mary’s pregnancy really WAS from God (Matthew 1:20), once to warn Joseph and […]

God always keeps His promises

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 1 GOD ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISES The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.  (Matthew 1:1) For thousands of years, God’s people had waited for His promises to come true. He had told Abraham, “In you all the families of […]

The Wait of Hope

Do you ever find yourself waiting on something and it seems like there’s no end in sight?
“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You…” -Psalm 39:7
How often our lives are filled with the dreary, droning wait of unmet hopes and desires…