Elizabeth & Jim George

Bestselling authors dedicated to helping
people live a life after God’s own heart.
They've written over 70 books with more
than 10 million copies sold. For over 30 years,
they've helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s truth and apply it
    to daily situations.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of
    children and teens.

A Mom After God’s Own Heart
A Woman After God’s Own Heart
A Young Woman’s Guide to Making Right Choices
A Young Man’s Guide to Making Right Choices: Your Life God’s Way

 

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  • From Jim’s Heart – Restoring Hope
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  • From Jim’s Heart – Restoring Hope
  • From Jim’s Heart – Restoring Hope
  • From Jim’s Heart – Restoring Hope
  • From Jim’s Heart – Restoring Hope
  • From Jim’s Heart – Restoring Hope
  • From Jim’s Heart – Restoring Hope

From Jim’s Heart – Restoring Hope

When worry strikes, if we’re not careful we can often get discouraged or even depressed. We can respond to life negatively, and take our eyes off God and His promises to take care of us. The next time worry strikes, here’s how you can restore your hope:

Pray-“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).

Trust-“Trust in the Lord with all your heart” (Proverbs 3:5). Refuse to worry about circumstances beyond your control. Remember, God is always in control.

Give thanks-“In everything give thanks” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). When you thank God even for the hard things in life, you are saying, “Lord, I am confident You will use this for my good.”

Lord, it’s so easy for me to focus on the negatives. Help me redeem my worried thoughts by using them as reminders to pray, to express my trust in You, and to give thanks. Amen.

Managing Life’s Pressures

In Him we have redemption through His blood,
the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.

Ephesians 1:7

Perhaps because our family lived in Southern California for 30-plus years, I dearly love the ocean. Surprisingly, every time I read God’s Word, I think of the Pacific Ocean. I recall the many times I reveled in the sights and sounds of its surf, with the incessant splashing, crashing, sloshing-on-the-shore waves following one after another and another and another and another.

Reading Ephesians 1:7 is like that repeating and splashing ocean. This verse is powerful, thrilling, and breathtaking – so spectacular it’s hard to imagine another verse as exhilarating. And yet God delights in continuing to bestow His grace and His favor on us through His Son. The blessings just keep rolling in!

Another gift rolls in when we read verses 9 and 10. It’s the fact of God’s will and management of our lives. You’ve probably experienced managing a household, making a master plan, and creating a time line for achieving or finishing a project. Well, my friend, God is the Master Manager, and He is organizing everything according to His timing, culminating in the ultimate blessing when everything in heaven and on earth is united in Christ.

Aren’t you thankful for God’s blessings, for His hand on your life? Your life is not hapless and purposeless. God has a plan for every step of your way. And He offers you truth and a solution for everything life throws at you, beginning with today’s challenges.

Lord, as I look into Your Word, I want to thank You for Your concern and care for the details of my life. Today has its difficulties and stress. May I be faithful to trust in Your perfect and personal management of the world around me and of me! Amen.