Don’t Bear the Burden of Sin

This is what the Lord says — “You refuse to ask for my help. . . . Instead, you have burdened me with your sins . . . I alone will blot out your sins for my own sake. Let us review the situation together and you can present your case ( from Isaiah 43: 1-26 NLT).”

You don’t need to bear the burden of your sin. Jesus died and rose to set you free.

Do you Believe?

They heard Jesus and were amazed by His wisdom and power. But they did not believe (from Mark 6:2-6).

Being amazed is never enough. Do you believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God? By believing in him you will have life by the power of his name (John 20:31).

A Hope that Doesn’t Disappoint

You expected joy but sorrow brought heartache. So you pray.

And loving, compassionate Father responds: “Those who hope in me will not be disappointed (Isaiah 49:23).

If that’s not enough, He also says, “All the Lord’s promises prove true (Psalm 18:30).

Always continue to fear the Lord. . . . your hope will not be disappointed (Proverbs 23:17-18).”

A Well-Timed Rainbow

On August 2, 2020, God put this rainbow in the sky over Chicago’s Lake Michigan.

Also on the weekend of August 2, 2020, 34 Chicagoans were shot, 9 fatally, one of whom was a 9 year old boy.*

God notices the violence in Chicago, just He noticed it in the days of Noah.

But God has said, “When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember my covenant with you. Never again will floodwaters destroy all life (from Genesis 9:15-16).”

Remembering God’s promise, we pray.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/34-shot-9-fatally-over-weekend-in-mayor-lightfoots-chicago/