This sign is in our neighborhood. Don’t know who did it, but it brings a smile each time I see it.
It also spurns prayer that all are keeping well during this unique season.
No doubt – these days can be frustrating, and create fatigue within us. I know this has been true for me at least, at times. Yet, I do find hope and encouragement in God’s word – no surprise, I know. But every time He comforts me, I do have a sense of wonder. Perhaps because He proves faithful – always. When so many things do not – even myself.
I know in-person fellowship is so precious and important, and I feel more appreciative for those times that now seem so long ago. Also, for maybe the first time, I have a new sense of what our fellow believers living in isolation must face. Yet, their faith grows and remains because God sustains them.
As such, I simply wanted to share a verse that encouraged me this morning in hopes it may serve to encourage others as well. It’s Psalm 27:13
“I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness in the exuberant earth. Stay with God! Take heart. Don’t quit”.
This verse reminds me to take heart – which is to be encouraged – but by what? Hope. Truly our hope can never be in another person to help us feel better, or a better situation, or a certain place. No – hope is in God and His promises – staying with Him. Not running away, but towards and knowing He is good. He gives us the strength not to quit when life gets frustrating and wearisome.
When I wander from God and look at the troubles I find only discouragement, but when I turn to God, meditate upon His word, and look around at the beauty of His creation, I am reconnected to the new life right before me. The hope that we will see God’s goodness here and now. For He is here.
I pray for our hope, our endurance and our love during this season – And as we lift each other up in prayer and love, may God’s peace overwhelm our hearts in new ways, and may our hope spring forth like never before.
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Perfect time for this uplifting message!
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