September 3, 2023
- Larry Sundin
- Psalm 86
- Undivided heart
David shows us how to restore our hope and destroy our cynicism by giving hope a voice in prayer
September 26, 2021
“The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.” There’s nothing God won’t do for you. He gives you more than you ever deserve. He helps you when you cannot help yourself. He refuses to let your offenses keep Him from loving you. For He loves you with His steadfast love.
December 16, 2020
Mercy led Jesus to lay down His life, so that now, anyone who puts their trust in him will receive the mercy of God. They will be forgiven and set free from a life of sin and given life with God. It’s no wonder then, that Jesus blesses the merciful. For when you are merciful you are acting most like God, who is rich in mercy.
July 13, 2020
We are to honor those who put the needs of others ahead of their own. We are to honor those who are faithful to their calling. So Paul’s command to honor people like Epaphroditus is so refreshing. For it’s usually the famous, the talented, the powerful or the beautiful who are honored today. But in God’s realm He wants us to raise the bar on what is worthy of honor – and we’ve seen this today. It’s faithfulness that He honors. For He is the One who will hopefull say to us one day: “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
December 14, 2018
What does this waiting involve? It means that I wait without demanding change. I wait without anxiety. I wait without anger. Not easy to do in your own strength. So, being patient then, is more than simply an attitude or an action. It’s action with an attitude.
January 31, 2017
That’s the good news of God’s mercy. Out of the abundance of God’s blessing comes the gift of God’s mercy to us in Jesus. He delivers us from the consequences of our sin. He takes away our guilt and shame. He makes us righteous and gives us a new life. That’s the gospel.
December 13, 2016
No one is too damaged or too far-gone for Jesus. And that makes Jesus our greatest hope: He will never give up on you. He will never throw you away. He will never let you go. This is our Jesus, the Hero of our story. He is always for us, never against us.
October 17, 2016
God is a defender of the fatherless. He draws near the brokenhearted. He gives mercy and compassion to the poor. He loves the immigrant. He lifts up the downtrodden. God cares for the vulnerable. And He loves those who do the same.
July 11, 2016
God is not absent from the pain and suffering of our world. He did not just get this world going and leave it to its own devices. He cares about the injustice, evil and moral decay that is spiraling out of control in our land. He hears the anguished cries of wives who’ve lost their spouses, of children who’ve lost their fathers, of brothers and sisters like you and me who grieve over evil, who fear for their children and grandchildren. God hears when we cry out to Him over sin and evil. And because He hears, there is hope….