Weekly Roundup – March 23

God Is Holding On To You

“Over and over again God reassures his people that he is holding on to us by his right hand. In Isaiah 41.10, for example: ‘…fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.’ That is a wonderful promise to comfort us—our heavenly Father will not let us go. Even if we might try to break free of his grip and let go of him, he is holding on to us tightly and keeping us safe…..”

The Depth Of Mercy In The Pits Of Sin

“Yet, the most astounding thing during this time in Jacob’s life is not Jacob’s failure, but God’s faithfulness. In the pit of Jacob’s shame, God was not ashamed of Jacob. “Jacob I have loved…” God says. God was faithful to Jacob because God loved Jacob. That must be some kind love…..”

Fighting Fear – Proverbs 3:21-26

“Wisdom brings benefits that even extend to how well we sleep. Those who are experienced in knowing and doing God’s will sleep better than anyone else. This is likely both metaphorical and literal. Few things rob our sleep faster than the constant nagging of fear and doubt. But conversely and joyfully, nothing eases our fearful minds more than knowing we are right with God…..”

8 Ways God Turns Temptations To Blessings

“God promises that “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). This gives us assurance that God can and will turn anything to our good. No situation is too grave, no enemy too strong, no temptation too great. Yes, God overrules even temptations so they benefit us instead of harming us. Just as a tree which is blown by the wind is settled and rooted deeper into the ground, the coming of a temptation simply settles the Christian deeper into divine grace. Here are eight ways God brings good from temptation…..”


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