I hope you’re holding up well considering all of the current local and global circumstances. I extend my gratitude along with yours to all of those brave men and women that are on the front lines sacrificing so much to help us all to make it through. Here, I’d like to offer us some spiritual food for the soul. Make HOPE your go-to Ingredient when you feel completely out of options. The scriptures teach us this.
“Even a tree has more hope! If it is cut down, it will sprout again and grow new branches. Though its roots have grown old in the earth and its stump decays, at the scent of water it will bud and sprout again like a new seedling. “But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit. Job 14:7-9 & Jeremiah 17:7-8(NLT).
There is hope beyond the scope of our human limitations. My prayer for all of us during these unprecedented times is the same one that the Apostle Paul prayed for all believers.
“…I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” Ephesians 3: 14-17 (NLT).
Be strong dear friends and let your roots go down deep into God’s word. Jesus Christ is our source of living waters. See John 4:10-15.
So let’s get our hopes up, knowing that “All will be well!.”
“Faith is the confidence that what we HOPE for will actually happen…” Hebrews 11:1 (NLT).