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).”

How A Disappointing Answer Can Grow Your Faith.

We pray. God does what we think He will. We pray about something else. God does not do what we think He will.

We choose to believe that in all things God works for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28).

Our faith grows because faith is . . . being certain of what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1).

Go and Tell

It’s no surprise that he wanted to be with Jesus. This once-tormented man was now perfectly sane because Jesus had commanded the evil spirits to leave him.

Even though he begged, Jesus said, “No, go home to your family and tell them everything the Lord has done for you (Mark 5:19).”

Sometimes Jesus says yes. Sometimes he says, “No, go and tell. . . .”