For Good

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Rom. 8:28

God does not cause everything that happens to us. But for those who love God and walk in His purpose, He takes even the worst things that happen to us and works them together for our ultimate good and His glory. Only God can do something like that. He is the great recycler!



Your Heart

The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. I Sam. 16:7

We are all so quick to judge others by how they look. We think we can “read” people pretty well. But God uses an entirely different measuring stick than we do. He’s not looking for what looks good or bad. He sees their heart and intentions. He not only knows what you do but why you do it. We can be easily fooled. God can’t.



God is Always There With Us

Be strong and courageous. Don’t fear or tremble before them, because the Lord your God will be the one who keeps on walking with you—He won’t leave you or abandon you.” DEUT. 31:6

What a precious promise! We are never alone. God is always with us, even when we don’t know it. In our darkest hour, He is there with us. He promises that He will never abandon us. It may feel like it at times. He may seem a million miles away. But He is right there for us to call on.



HOPE

Before you believed in Christ, you were separated from Him. You were without hope and without God in the world. Eph. 2:12

All of us were there at one time. Some of us still are. Before we submit to Jesus, we are without God and hope. Yes, we may believe in Him, but He is not a daily part of our lives. Only through a living relationship with Christ can we have God and hope for the future. So how about it, have you made Jesus your Lord or are you living without hope?