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 […]

Every Word – Numbers 11:21-23

“But Moses said, ‘The people among whom I am number six hundred thousand on foot, and you have said, “I will give them meat, that they may eat a whole month!” Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, and be enough for them? Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together […]

Pain and Purpose – Job 8:5-6

“If you will seek God, and plead with the Almighty for mercy, if you are pure and upright, surely then he will rouse himself for you and restore your rightful habitation.” Job 8:5-6 “And his disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘It was […]

The Things of God – Matthew 16:21-23

“From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, ‘Far be it from you, Lord! This […]

Reshaping – 1 Corinthians 7:17

“Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him.” 1 Corinthians 7:17a Reading this verse brings such encouragement to my heart. It is highlighting for me both the sovereignty of my God and the devotion to Him that is to characterize our lives. […]