Let us Thank the Lord

Some wandered, hungry and thirsty. Others were in prison. Some suffered affliction, near death. Others were in a storm, filled with fear (read their stories in Psalm 107).

All of them cried to the Lord in their trouble. All of them were delivered from their distress. How should they respond? Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of men (Psalm 107:8,15,21,31).

Whatever trouble you face, cry out to the Lord. And when he delivers you, say thank you. Happy Thanksgiving.

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).”