Posts with the tag “hope”
by Ministry Support on February 21st, 2022
“My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak.” - Psalm 31:10 Grief is an emotion no one desires to experience, but everyone inevitably faces. Grief is the child who struggles with the transition of a parent. It’s the parent who struggles with the departure of a child who is now away at college living on their own, dev...
Failure Is Not Final
by Ministry Support on January 23rd, 2022
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” - Isaiah 43:18-19 It was 2008 at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Expectations were high for the US track team. They earned 8 gold medals, 12 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals at the 2004 games in Athens. Ne...
Chosen By God
by Ministry Support on December 29th, 2021
“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. Out of all the people on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession.” - Deuteronomy 14:2 As a follower of Christ, you have been chosen by God. When you make the decision to put your hope and faith in Jesus Christ, repent of your sins, and trust Him with your life forever, you belong to Him. And when you belong to ...
Faith Is God’s Love Language
by Ministry Support on November 20th, 2021
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” - Hebrews 11:6 Throughout the Bible, God illustrates that what happens for us, in us, and through us is a result of standing on our faith when times get tough. Faith, sincere faith, sparks the delight of God. What communicates to God t...
The Faith Factor
by Ministry Support on November 19th, 2021
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” - Hebrews 11:1 Over the last week, we have talked about the challenges of waiting on God. We examined the frustration Abram felt with knowing there was a promise on his life. But after 10 years, he was struggling with the fact that it hadn’t happened yet. Genesis 15:6 states that after everything Abram endured...
Agents of Healing and Hope
by Ministry Support on October 15th, 2021
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” - Matthew 5:16 In a world where so many people are struggling, a world in which so many people are trying to make their way, we need to be agents of hope for people, rather than agents of judgment. Rather than spending our time criticizing folks, we need to be there as a lig...
God Is Getting Ready To Change Your Life
by Ministry Support on August 31st, 2021
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” - Ecclesiastes 3:1 If you are going through a difficult period in life, struggling with trials and tribulations, wondering when its difficulty will end, then today you need to hear that God is getting ready to change your life. God is up to something in your life, and He is working on your behalf. You might not se...
God The Healer
by Ministry Support on August 13th, 2021
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10 Over the last couple of days, we have discussed the things God wants to give you when you open the door for Him in your life. God wants to give you help for the small and large things. He also wants to give you hope—hope for...
God The Giver of Hope
by Ministry Support on August 12th, 2021
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” - Romans 15:13When God stands at the door knocking, He not only wants to give His help, but He also wants to give His hope. As we mentioned yesterday, we are all in need of God’s help. But for some, it is not a physical need of help, but instead the need of...
Spreading The Good News
by Ministry Support on May 9th, 2021
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!” Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” ...
by Ministry Support on May 8th, 2021
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. (Genesis 50:20) I’ve been thinking recently about this question: What are the lessons God wants us to learn after this pandemic is over? What tips, what takeaways, and what keys to advancing God’s will and mission are we to derive from this season in which we’ve had to completely a...
by Ministry Support on May 7th, 2021
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5) I learned a lot about sports from my father. He was my baseball coach when I was younger. It afforded me an opportunity to be tutored and trained in the game by the man who was my first role model and teacher in life. My father was not just my coach in baseball; he was, and is, an avid sports fan. He...
by Ministry Support on June 14th, 2020
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (1 Peter 1:3) When we feel burdened by our sin, when we are overwhelmed with guilt and shame from our mistakes, it can be so easy to fall into feeling hopeless. We lose sight of what good could come from our terrible circu...
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