An excerpt from
Hope Pure and Simple
by Max Lucado
"Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest." (v. 28)
"If God cares enough about the planet Saturn to give it rings ... is there an outside chance that He cares enough about you to meet your needs?"
"Have you ever been given a gift that compares with God's grace? Finding this treasure of mercy makes the poorest beggar a prince."
"Don't think God is listening to your prayers? Indeed He is. He may have higher plans."
"We don't know what it takes to run the world, and wise are we who leave the work to God's hands."
"To pray 'Thy will be done' is to seek the heart of God."
"What prayer does is invite God to walk the shadowy pathways of life
"Do you feel a need for affirmation? You need only pause at the base of the cross and be reminded of this: The Maker of the stars would rather die for you than live without you. And that is a fact."
"Worship is the 'thank you' that refuses to be silenced."
"One of the supreme promises of God is simply this: if you have given your life to Jesus, Jesus has given Himself to you. He has made your heart His home."
"Christ's resurrection is an exploding flare announcing to all sincere seekers that it is safe to believe."
"When you accept Christ, God seals you with His Holy Spirit. He paid too high a price to leave you unguarded."
"God is using today's difficulties to strengthen you for tomorrow."
"Rather than begrudge your problem, explore it. Ponder it. And most of all, use it. Use it to the glory of God."
"You can do something no one else can do in a fashion no one else can do it. When you do the most what you do the best, you put a smile on God's face."
"Since you are God's idea, you are a good idea."