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You know that thing that you are going through that is really, really hard. That thing which makes you cry every time you think about it? Or makes you feel like you should just quit and go live on a desert island?
Well, I want to talk about that thing today. In fact, I want us to pray about that thing in this devotional.
That thing for me is waiting for the results of a biopsy my husband had this last week to see if his cancer has reoccurred. I want the results and I don’t want the results so badly.
I’m sure right now as you read this that thing has come to mind for you. That hard and difficult wait or choice or relationship that you are going through is that thing.
One thought that has been consistently going through my mind the last few days as I wait for the results of that thing is that there is always hope.
I love this verse in Romans 15 that talks about God as the source of hope.
There is always hope not because of anything we do but because of who God is.
This verse removes our circumstances or emotions as the cause for hope and puts God squarely back in our field of vision.
We don’t have to pretend to be optimistic anymore instead we can go to the source of hope and ask him give it to us.
We can exchange false optimism for true hope in God. (<-- Click here to tweet this)
So today I want to pray for you (and with you) as you go through that thing: I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. May you overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
No matter what you are going through God can be your source of hope. And when you realize that you’ll know that there is always, always, always hope.
If you would like to share what that thing is for you in the comments so others can pray for you please do.