To give hope

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when … More To give hope

Exercise that counts

If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness. For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable … More Exercise that counts

Open the gates

Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go through them, and I will praise the LORD.This is the gate of the LORD, through which the righteous shall enter.I will praise You, for You have answered me, and have become my salvation. (Psalms 118:19-21)

The race

‘Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. … More The race

He restores

You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her,Yes, the set time, has come. For Your servants take pleasure in her stones, and show favor to her dust.So the nations shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth Your glory. For the LORD shall … More He restores

Fear the Lord

In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death. (Proverbs 14:26-27) But God shall shoot at them [the wicked] with an arrow; Suddenly they shall be … More Fear the Lord