Patient Waiting

The objects of our hope are . . . all future, all good, and all promised. This present world is a land of hope. Heaven is a land of fruition. But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Romans 8:25 The highest object of our hope…… Continue reading Patient Waiting

The Rest

James Smith, “The Rest!” 1865 We shall consider these words as referring to HEAVENLY rest: our Father’s house, our Savior’s home, and our eternal dwelling-place! To the weary and way-worn, there is something delightful in the thought of REST. They love to think of Heaven as the place where they shall “rest from their labors.”…… Continue reading The Rest

A Living Redeemer, A Sure Hope

This world holds few guarantees. Here’s One you can depend on. “Job was taught of God to believe in a living Redeemer; to look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come; he comforted himself with the expectation of these. Job was assured, that this Redeemer of sinners from…… Continue reading A Living Redeemer, A Sure Hope

Death Loses

We live in a fallen world. People sin and people die. Yes, death and sin are still buzzing around but they are in their death throws. Because I belong to Jesus, neither death nor sin have power over me. By God’s grace, I can flee sin and pursue holiness. I still sin, but I am…… Continue reading Death Loses

Prayer for a Time of Bereavement

John MacDuff, from “Family Prayers” 1885 The desire of our eyes has been taken away by a stroke! The shadows of death have unexpectedly fallen around us! Oh forbid that we should rebel under the rod, and refuse to be comforted. Let us glorify You “in the fires!” Let us feel that if we are Your children, there…… Continue reading Prayer for a Time of Bereavement

You’re Going to Make It

“Live on promises, not on explanations. Even if God explained why your child died, the answer wouldn’t end the heartbreak or quench the questions. Instead of explanations, God gives promises, which keep you moving ahead, giving hope and new strength. “You’ll get through your grief. It won’t end today or next month. But there is…… Continue reading You’re Going to Make It

The Help of His Countenance

Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. Psalm 42:8 See the cure of sorrow. When the soul rests on itself, it sinks; if it catches hold on the power and promise of God, the head is kept…… Continue reading The Help of His Countenance

Destroyed

  C.H. Spurgeon | Morning, April 20th (excerpts)   Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;”— Hebrews 2:14 O child of God, death hath lost its…… Continue reading Destroyed

Resurrection Hope – Streams in the Desert 4/14

It was “very early in the morning” while “it was yet dark,” that Jesus rose from the dead. Not the sun, but only the morning-star shone upon His opening tomb. The shadows had not fled, the citizens of Jerusalem had not awaked. It was still night–the hour of sleep and darkness, when He arose. Nor…… Continue reading Resurrection Hope – Streams in the Desert 4/14

God’s Promise For February 20

2 Corinthians Chapter 4, Verses 13-18 13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; 14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. 15 For all things are for…… Continue reading God’s Promise For February 20

Doubt Him No Longer

We have a God Who keeps His promises! Do you doubt, O Christian, do you doubt as to whether God will fulfil his promise? When not a sparrow falls to the ground without your Father, and the very hairs of your head are all numbered, will you mistrust and doubt him? Oh, I pray you,…… Continue reading Doubt Him No Longer

God’s Promise For January 25

In response to a reader… “I chose this verse today because it expresses what I like to think my son may have been thinking in the moments before he left his body for Heaven.  Hans believed on Jesus as his Savior and Redeemer.  This means Hans was counting on nothing other than the fact that…… Continue reading God’s Promise For January 25

Betrayed

Betrayal is the act of violating the trust or confidence of another. It is to be false, faithless, treacherous. To betray is to abandon, desert, deceive; to lead astray; to deliver to an enemy by treachery; to fail or desert especially in time of need; to be unfaithful in guarding; to disappoint the hopes or expectations.…… Continue reading Betrayed