Be Strong

Why is it that we seem to think the Christian life is supposed to be a bed of roses? Even if it was, let me remind you that roses have thorns and you might get pricked. In John 16:33, Jesus tells us that in this world we will have troubles but to take heart because He has overcome the world.

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Surprising Love

After all the years I have been a Christian one would think that I wouldn’t be surprised to realize again just how much God really does love me. It is when He does something for me that I know I do not deserve and that I certainly did not earn that the words of Ephesians 3:18 come to mind.

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Hope is My Middle Name

Hope is my middle name. I’m not just saying that, it truly is. I love that it is because it reminds me of so much. There are many scriptures in the Bible pertaining to hope. The one that sticks out most to me is Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the convictions of things not seen.”

What is it that we hope for? More importantly, how do we have faith to believe that what we hope for will happen? I found the answer to the second question in Hebrews 6. This chapter assures me that God keeps His promises. He cannot lie.

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