Godly Sorrow

Godly grief is necessary for everyone. True repentance is impossible without godly sorrow. In 2 Corinthians 7:9-10, we read: “Now I’m overjoyed—not because I made you sad, but because your grief led you to a deep repentance. You experienced godly sorrow, and as God intended, it brought about gain for you, not loss, so that … Continue reading Godly Sorrow

Permanent Access

Today’s verse is a great reminder for us all. Romans 5:2 says, “Our faith guarantees us permanent access into this marvelous kindness that has given us a perfect relationship with God. What incredible joy bursts forth within us as we keep on celebrating our hope of experiencing God’s glory! (TPT). Grace. How amazing?!? We have … Continue reading Permanent Access

The Merit of Observing

Many of us learn from our parents, our teachers, and society in general that if you do good things, you earn good things. This is somewhat true. I know that I have earned good grades for doing homework. I know I have a decent driving record for following the rules. I have had many opportunities … Continue reading The Merit of Observing

A Hopeless Case

What do you think about when you hear the phrase “hopeless case”? When I hear this phrase, I always am faced with the sad truth— that again and again I’ve seen people deemed “a hopeless case” and written off by people. As well, I have seen people who identify themselves as “a hopeless case” which … Continue reading A Hopeless Case

Continually Saves

In Psalm 88, we read: “Yahweh is the God who continually saves me. I weep before You night and day (v. 1 TPT). The Message translates this as “God, You’re my last chance of the day.” Most translations focus on the Psalmist calling out day and night to God. The Passion Translation uses the phrase … Continue reading Continually Saves

An Empty Hope

The Psalmist states in today’s verse that trusting in a person is worthless or useless; the Psalmist declares a person cannot rescue another. This thinking is contrary to what the world exclaims. I remember growing up with the hope of being rescued. Remember the stories of a knight on a white horse? Today, our entertainment … Continue reading An Empty Hope