Hope Today

Let’s thank the Lord for His goodness.


Counting our blessings helps us focus on His goodness. Naming them one by one reminds us that He has blessed us in more ways than we can count.


Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming from the Father… (James 1:17).


Let’s remember that His faithful love endures forever.

When and how have you seen His faithful love at work in your life?


What accounts have you heard of His faithful love in the lives of past generations?


Are you praying for future generations to experience His faithful love?


God’s unfailing love and mercy are new every morning and completely beyond our understanding (Lamentations 3:22-26; Ephesians 3:14-21).


God’s love is much greater than human love. He gives us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with love (Romans 5:1-11).


I pray for you as the Apostle Paul prayed:

May you experience the love of God, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Amen.


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Life has lots of twists and turns.


Thankfully, our Lord is willing to show us which path to take. He can also prepare us for what’s around the bend.

He’s already there.


The Psalmist wrote:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.


Seek His will (acknowledge Him) in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.


Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear (reverence / stand in awe of) the Lord and turn away from evil.


Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones” (Proverbs 3:5-8 NLT).


Can you identify six instructions and two conditional promises in these verses?


This passage answers a lot of questions about life and how the Lord wants us to live.


Praying for God’s richest blessings for you and yours.

In the three short verses of Psalm 131, King David wrote how he learned to calm his anxious heart.


Instead of having pride and arrogance, the king trusted the Lord with matters that were too great for him to grasp.


King David described a toddler who learned to be satisfied with being close to mom, no longer needing the satisfaction of nursing.

The king concluded with hope in the Lord, both now and forever.


David wrote another prayer, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything that offends You, and lead me along the path of everlasting life (Psalm 139:23-24).


The Lord wants us to be satisfied with His presence instead of stressing out about what’s happening in our lives.


“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…”


Coming near to the Lord involves submitting to His authority. He offers us an intimate love relationship with Him based on the great sacrifice of Jesus, our Savior and Lord (James 4:7-10).


Almighty God also provides us a deep, rich, inner peace with Him as a result of our faith in Jesus (Romans 5:1).


Our Savior Jesus calls us to live an abundant life with Him so we experience God's divine, unfailing love and mercy (John 10:10; Ephesians 3:14-20; Philippians 3:10-11).


When anxious thoughts come to us, let’s remember that David prayed about his concerns and left them there. The king also went through a learning process to discover how to handle his anxiety.


We are all works-in-progress. Thankfully, the Lord continues to do a good work in each of our lives, even when we don’t recognize it. He’s always working (Philippians 1:6).


Do you have a trusted person in your life who loves you and will pray for you?


When you’re struggling, you may want to reach out to her, asking her to pray for you.


But let’s always put our HOPE in the Lord.

Praying for you…

Psalm 139:23-24


King David prayed, “Search me, O God… and know my anxious thoughts… and lead me along the path of everlasting life (Psalm 139:23-24).


What’s your prayer today?