“O Israel, hope in the Lord; for He is loving and kind and comes to us with armloads of salvation” Psalm 130:7 TLB.
Consider what you have been through just to make it to today. Think of the various times you wanted to give up, and yet He brought you through. So, when you make the quality decision to follow God, and trust His Word, your mind becomes renewed, and you begin to see things and people the way our Father does. When this transformation in trust happens, hope is birthed. Our Father is extravagant, just think, He “comes to us with armloads of salvation.”
When in the midst of life circumstance, we just need to remember that we can tell God how we feel, for His love is real. Let’s trust God’s Word, especially when things make no sense; He promises to work within us. He is loving and kind. II Corinthians 3:18b says, “As the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him and reflect His glory even more” (NLT). Now this is cause for hope.
Let’s join the Psalmist who says, “Proclaim with me the Lord’s greatness; let us praise His name together!” Psalm 34:3 GNB. Acknowledging and focusing on God’s greatness, encourages faith, trust, and hope, which causes us to grow. And the Bible says, “God gives such beauty to everything that grows in the fields, even though it is here today and thrown into a fire tomorrow. He will surely do even more for you!” Matthew 6:30 CEV. Whatever is before you, threatening your well-being, or your loved ones, God is ready to do more for you because; “greater is He that is in you.”
This is the day to praise Him and think on His goodness, and as you do, know that you are planting spiritual seeds that will cause your hope in Him to grow. And it is this Real hope that will keep you upright in the midst of all of life’s storms and uncertainties.
From my heart to yours,
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