Hope or Fear – Psalm 147:11

“but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.” Psalm 147:11 This is why I have no need to fear. My future is not determined by my strength or my ability to get it all right. It is determined by my God who takes pleasure in […]

Clearly, Faithfully Led – Psalm 25:4, 8

“Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths… Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way” Psalm 25:4, 8 “You have said, ‘Seek my face.’ My heart says to you, ‘Your face, O LORD, do I seek.’” Psalm 27:4 “I did not speak in secret, in […]

I Am Loved – James 1:17

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17 “All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.” Psalm 25:10 There are a […]

Ever Toward the Lord – Psalm 25:15

“My eyes are ever toward the LORD” Psalm 25:15a This morning, I want to take a few moments to focus on the importance of our relationship with the God of heaven. Religion is not the point. Doing the best you can to be a good person—or at least “good enough”—is not the goal. That will […]

To Know His Ways – Hebrews 3:10

“Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.’” Hebrews 3:10 We can come up with all these reasons as to why we “go astray,” why our hearts are drawn away from God, why we find ourselves pursuing sin instead of righteousness. […]