Tuesday, March 31, 2020

5 Things I Am Grateful For In This Time


It is important to remember to be grateful even during the most difficult times in our lives. Here are five things I am grateful for today:

1. God remains the same, no matter what changes around us. He will never fail us.

2. Summer is just around the corner.

3. I have enough food.

4. I am able to write during this time.

5. There are better things waiting in heaven. God sent his Son to die on the cross to take away my sins. Jesus rose again, and we celebrate Easter because he lives.

Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.
Psalm 117:1-2
What are a few things you are grateful for today?


By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

This Is Temporary - Reassurances From Scripture


Nothing in this life is guaranteed.
Nothing in this life is permanent.
Everything about this life can be scary and uncertain, but there are better things to come.

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18

God promised that as long as the earth endures, summer and winter will always exist. We know that life will move on, no matter how things feel at this moment of time.

“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
Genesis 8:22

One thing that we can be sure of through all of the uncertainties of this life is that Jesus is always the same.

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Hebrews 13:8

We can trust God. We can know that everything will work out according to his plan.

There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan
that can succeed against the Lord.

Proverbs 21:30

God loves us, and we will be okay. Remember that this is only temporary.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23


By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

Monday, March 16, 2020

11 Encouraging Bible Verses During This Time


1. “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
Genesis 8:22

2. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18

3. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Hebrews 13:8

4. There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.
Proverbs 21:30

5. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

6. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7

7. What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31

8. From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psalm 61:2

9. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31

10. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6

11. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!
Luke 12:24



By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Don't Just Live For Today


Don't just live for today. Think about the consequences. Think about what God wants from you. Try to live a good life each day.

Enjoy today, but don't think only about it. Know that there is so much more to come. Remember that better things are ahead.

Don't just live for today, but do good and make a difference with your life. Don't just live for yourself, but be kind and loving toward others.

There is so much more to life than what we see at this moment. There is so much more than today, so much more than this earth, and we should live like it.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Matthew 6:19-21

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Philippians 2:3-4


By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

God's Grace Is Given Freely



God didn't ask us to save ourselves or do anything to be saved, but he gives of himself freely.
God doesn't just put our sins a foot from us, but he puts them far, far away. He erases them. He covers them.
God knows that we need grace to live. He knows we need him.
He knows we have all sinned, but he loves us anyway.

As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Psalm 103:12



By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Truths From The Bible - God Loves You


God didn't come to condemn you.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 
John 3:17


God has loved you forever, even in your sins.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8


God didn't come to save the good people, but sinners.

I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." 
Luke 5:32


Jesus hung out with sinners in need of saving.

While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” 
Mark 2:15-17


Jesus made a way for you.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 
John 14:6


God loves everyone.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

He will forgive all of your sins.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 
1 John 1:9


When God forgives, he forgives completely. 

As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. 
Psalm 103:12


God saves us through grace.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—  not by works, so that no one can boast. 
Ephesians 2:8-9


By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Reminders As We Start 2020


The year and decade may change, but God will never change.


There are always going to be troubles in this world, but Jesus has overcome the world and gives us peace.


By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken