. . . It judges the thoughts and the attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 NIV)

The Book of Hebrews warns us about the heart, the core of who we really are. We must not harden the heart (3:8), for it tends to stray (v. 10). Instead, God must write His law within our heart (8:10). We must draw near to God with a sincere heart (10:22), and we can do that only with a heart strengthened by His grace (13:9). God’s Word sifts, scrutinizes, and exposes the impulses and secret thoughts that belong to the emotional life, as well as the designs and purposes that belong to our rational, thinking life.

Live your life under God’s protection

When King David was running for his life, living in caves, he never lost his faith that he was protected.

Why? Because he knew God had his back – and He’s got yours, too.

So when times of trouble come into your life, remember that “Where is God?” might be the question that’s on your lips, but the answer is always: right where He’s always been. Working for the good of those who love Him, even when you can’t see it or feel it.

Pastor West’s new series, Living Under God’s Protection, shows you how you can live under God’s mighty shield, secure and safe through all of life’s storms and challenges.

And we’d love to send you a copy today as our thanks for your gift to share the message of God’s all-powerful, protective love with others who really need it in their lives.

So give now to help share God’s love – and be encouraged!