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VerseD: Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
Isaiah 43:2, ESV

God is telling us that because He loves us and died for our forgiveness, we are unharmed by His wrath and can enter His eternal city.
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VerseD: Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Ephesians 2:8‭-‬9, ESV

We can not earn or work our way to God. We either remain under God’s wrath or we accept His grace and forgiveness offered through Christ’s atoning work on the cross.

VerseD: Matthew 6:21

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21, ESV

Our desires point towards our destination: are we more focused on what we can get or on Who provides for all our needs? Do we strive for wealth or for righteousness?

VerseD: Colossians 1:13

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son
Colossians 1:13, ESV

In Christ, we no longer are slave to sin, but we are clothed in the righteousness of Christ and given freedom.

VerseD: Psalm 95:6

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
Psalm 95:6, ESV

Good deserves or worship, for He is our Lord, Creator, and Savior!
Give Him all praise!

VerseD: Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord  bless you and keep you;  the Lord  make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;  the Lord  lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24‭-‬26, ESV

May we find God’s peace, grace, and forgiveness through Jesus Christ and live in such a way to One Day hear “Well done.”

VerseD: Galatians 6:10

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Galatians 6:10, ESV

Let us take every opportunity to give others reasons to praise and thank God by helping all, most of all our brothers and sisters in Christ.

VerseD: Psalm 100:4-5

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 100:4‭-‬5, ESV

Our God has done so much for us. He is good and faithful, and He has showered His love on us through Jesus by the Holy Spirit!
We have much to be thankful for.

VerseD: Psalm 9:1-2

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9:1‭-‬2, ESV

Perspectives matter. Yes, there are plenty of bad things in this life. There are also good and beautiful things provided by God, most especially His grace and mercy as found at the cross.

VerseD: Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
Proverbs 12:25, ESV

Our world is full of worries and concerns, but Christ died and rose to life again to give us hope that there is something more beyond the pain and worries.