Day 3: Hope
I don’t know about you, but there are times in my life where I feel like things are not going the way I want them to. The news hits us and it’s almost all bad. The diagnosis comes, and it isn’t good. Then everything seems to happen all at once. It’s like there is no break. The world is aching and hurting. We are aching and hurting. It can be quite weary at times. It’s a feeling of despair.
While all those things might feel very real to you, I’m here to tell you that God breaks in to offer hope in the midst of our weariness.
You see, God is the author of hope. His very name and His being is the definition of hope. God gives us comfort in our discomfort. He frees us from whatever bondage we are in. When we don’t feel like getting up in the morning, He is the reason we can get up. Jesus is risen and He is the hope of the world. The hope God gives is something the world cannot crush.
Read and reflect on these verses on HOPE:
Psalm 119: 114
“You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your Word.”
Psalm 31: 24
“Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord!”
Lamentations 3: 24
“The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being; therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him.”
Proverbs 13: 12
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.”
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you, Lord, that you give me purpose. Continue to reveal your purpose for me. Grant me an ear to only listen to your truth about me, and not the opinions of others. Help me to see the hope that your Word proclaims. Amen.
Notes from the Staff @The Woods