let Hope arise

This past week was filled with a few highs of answered prayer and clear direction, and  lows such as the anniversary of the suicide of a beloved sister shortly after I witnessed a young teen stab another during a fight across from me on the bus home from work.

Even a few years ago, this kind of week would have knocked me right into bed from the stress, brought on a migraine or sinus infection, and left me completely drained with exhaustion.

But friend, God wants more life in our lives that to just survive the hard days.

So where can you and I turn for the Hope we need, friend?

His Word is the best place to start when you are feeling low, as it is chock full of reminder that He is our Hope, and quite willing to be present with us in each and every moment we face, good or not so good.

One such verse which captured my attention lately is 2 Corinthians 1:13-15 MSG:

All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, He brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of His healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.

This week, let’s invite Hope to arise in our lives, and welcome Him as He offers us a safe place in the storms, and comforts us through our hardest of days.

#letHopearise #hopefortheharddays #hopeinHisPresence

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