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Hope Abounds (Hosea 14:1-2)

“Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God. Your sins have been your downfall! Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to him: ‘Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruits of our lips.'” (Hosea 14:1-2)

It still blows my mind that when we sin against the Lord, because of His love, grace, mercy, and compassion, He still offers us forgiveness. (more…)

He Is God, Not Man (Hosea 11:3-4)

“It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them. I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love; I lifted the yoke from their neck and bent down to feed them.” (Hosea 11:3-4)

Before I was born again and became Christian, there were countless moments in my life where, looking back, I now realize God was providing for me and protecting me, although I didn’t know it. There were too many times where I should’ve ended up in a really bad situation, or even dead, but now in hindsight I realize that the Lord wasn’t done with me yet. (more…)

All Eyes On You (Proverbs 15:3)

“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” (Prov. 15:3)

When I first heard this verse a long time ago, it made me think of a parent or teacher who constantly has their eyes on you. You know what they say about parents when it comes to their children and misbehaving– don’t do anything bad because parents “have eyes in the back of their head.” So it made me think of God sitting there watching us, just waiting for us to to make a mistake. (more…)