New Birth into a Living Hope

God’s Word says, “In His great mercy, He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ” — 1 Peter 1:3

Grief Arrived at My Door

We’ve been looking at Romans 8:28, and seeing that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him. Here’s a devotional poem from Christ-follower Rena Himick seeing the same in the midst of grief. It’s called “Grief Arrived at My Door.”

Grief arrived at my door;
I had to let him in;
so long he stayed,
and would not leave,
in place of a husband.

Grief was guest at my meals,
at my early waking,
at my wakeful sleeping,
but he said not a word —
just an empty presence.

Grief was unmoved by me.

Yet Jesus too arrived;
I leapt to let him in;
so long He stayed,
and would not leave,
in place of a husband.

Jesus, guest at my meals,
at my early waking,
at my wakeful sleeping,
the I Am and the Word —
infinitely Present.

Jesus moved in with Grief and me.

Devotional poem © 2016 Rena Himick. Used with permission.

It is true that we endure trials, but it is just as true that we are delivered out of them.

Charles Spurgeon

We are assured that God will make everything that has happened, and may yet happen, to us work together for our good. . . . God will see us through. Let us never forget to trust Him.

Henry Halley

All Things

God’s Word says, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him”Romans 8:28

My God, My God,
why have I forsaken you?

O Father, why do I
shed hope and faith in you
for futile fear and worry
whenever trouble comes?

“My son, my child,
trust in Me as Jesus would;
you’ll see these tiny troubles
work for your greater good.”

“My son, my child,
hope in Me as Jesus would;
you’ll see this temporary strife
become eternal life.”

“My child, I promise:
trust in Me and in my Son
and all things, you will see,
work to bring you home to Me.”

Devotional poem © 2016 Michael Himick. Used with permission.

In All Things God Works

God’s Word says, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him” — Romans 8:28