Psalm 80 The Psalmist speaks of the restoration of Israel in the land which God has provided, but which Israel has failed to maintain.
Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16 The author of Hebrews gives a powerful poetic picture of God’s people who, by faith, continue to strain forward towards their true home in fellowship with God.
Hosea 11:1-11 Hosea challenges the Hebrew story of the great deliverance of the Exodus, suggesting that while God called His children out of Egypt, and while they may have bodily changed addresses, their hearts are still very much at home
Hosea 1:2-10 God speaks hope into a completely hopeless situation. Hosea marries a promiscuous woman just to symbolize the unfaithfulness of God’s people, and the children born of that union have names that inspire no confidence at all in the relationship. Yet
Luke 10:38-42 In this familiar story of Mary and Martha, we see that Martha’s distraction is in preparation. Jesus’ insistence to Martha of her worries about “many things” is a rebuttal of the constant worry about the future and a pleading
Psalm 82 Verse 1 and verses 5-8 in this psalm urge us to remember the sovereignty of God — that the other pretending “gods” will fall away and that God is in charge. This can be a comfort in uncertain times,
2 Kings 5:1-14 God is all over the place in this story, showing up everywhere except where he is expected. The initial promise of healing comes from a little slave girl. Naaman expects his miracle to happen in the king’s palace, but
2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 In this period of loss for Elisha, we find him struggling to let go of and leave his mentor. He finds that while the person of Elijah has disappeared, the God of Elijah can still do great things.
1 Kings 19:1-15a Elijah finds himself in one of the greatest of uncertain times, on the run for his life after the events on Mount Carmel. He finds hope in the gentle whisper of God, whose response to Elijah’s “I’m the
Romans 5:1-5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only