Archive for the ‘Hope’ Category

No Hope to Peace

February 27, 2021

Ephesians 2: 12b & 13 …..having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

The Bible tells us that before we accepted Jesus as our Savior we were without hope, lost and on our way to spending eternity without God and Heaven.

But, after salvation, we are close to God through the blood of Jesus.

It Is Well With My Soul

February 18, 2021

This great hymn was written in a time of tragedy. The Spafford family had lost their small son in the same year 1871 as the Chicago fire. He also suffered financial problems due to the fire.

Hoping a voyage would ease the pain of loosing the son, Horatio sent his family on an ocean liner to Europe, planning to join them later.

Their 4 daughters died in the shipwreck (pictured above). His wife survived the wreck.

On his way to meet his grieving wife, passing the spot where his daughters died, Horatio G. Spafford wrote these words.

When peace like a river attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul. Chorus: It is well with my soul, It is well, it is well with my soul

And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, shall keep your hearts, your minds through Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7.

Just Passing Through

January 18, 2021

There is a Christian song, ” This World is Not My Home, I’m just passing through.” We as Christians are traveling through life in this world. Sometime we have joys, hardships and challenges. Just like traveling for vacation, business or family occasions, trips can have ups and downs. Once our trip is over and we return home we are happy that our travels are over.

The same holds true on our journey toward heaven. What a joy that will be when we finally reach our Heavenly home. So as we travel through life keep our destination in mind. Joy awaits us in Heaven.

John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

Worship and Pray

November 8, 2020

Four great verses for today. When we live in uncertainty, and not knowing what direction our lives will go, these verses are direction from God’s Word.

If we are able to gather in church today or we worship from home, seek, pray, wait and worship. God is able to give us all we need.

USA Needs God’s Blessings Again

October 2, 2020

The “Nevers“ of Life

July 27, 2020

Do you feel like you have many “nevers” in your life?

This coronavirus will never be over.

I will never find a job.

This loneliness will never go away.

God never answers my prayers.

Good news. Read this Bible verse. One of many in God’s Word that gives us precious promises and hope. God is faithful. Will NEVER leave us or forsake us. Just trust Him and He will answer in His perfect timing.

Jesus is Our Shelter

June 11, 2020

Are you going through a storm in your life? Jesus is our shelter. The Bible tells us many times not to fear. Cast all your cares on Jesus because he loves you and cares for you.

I Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Hello April

April 1, 2020

Many of us have to stay in during the month of April. This is a time that we can use to make us blossom! We can draw closer to God by reading the Bible more. We can encourage others with a phone call or note. We can have time to work on a hobby. Some people are using this time for doing projects around the house.

Take this time to look up to better things to come.

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
Psalms 16:11, KJV

Courage for today!

March 28, 2020

An Opportunity

March 17, 2020

“ When our biggest hopes and dreams don’t go as planned, there is an opportunity to get to the next level in our relationship with God.“

Psalm 73:28
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.

This was a paragraph in my devotional that I read this morning. What a perfect sentence for today. Many of the things we planned are now cancelled or postponed. SOS Events Annual Meeting, Weddings, Sporting Events and even Funerals have to wait.

This is a disappointment, however, it is a great opportunity to draw closer to God. A time to have more time with immediate family. Time to organize and plan for the future.

Look to the Lord for wisdom, guidance and hope for now and the days ahead. Let us all pray for this virus to be under control and that the spread of the disease be stopped.