Hope was on my mind with I got up this morning.  I hope this is a good day at church for our all our serving volunteers!  I hope it will be a good weather day for us.  I hope we can find rest while taking a few days off.  I hope we can take a good long walk to think and decompress.  I hope all is well at home with our kids and grandkids.  I hope those drivers who were reckless on the highways we traveled yesterday made it home safely.  I hope our family and friends in Oklahoma mourning the loss of our dear brother, friend, church leader…the one everyone depended on for help, are blessed by God’s help through it all.

We hope about a lot of stuff of life, don’t we?  We are helped most when we know, love and trust in Hope, who is a Person.

Worship and Wisdom, Psalms and Proverbs

Psalm 131, The Message

God, I’m not trying to rule the roost,
    I don’t want to be king of the mountain.
I haven’t meddled where I have no business
    or fantasized grandiose plans.

I’ve kept my feet on the ground,
    I’ve cultivated a quiet heart.
Like a baby content in its mother’s arms,
    my soul is a baby content.

Wait, Israel, for God. Wait with hope.
    Hope now; hope always!

TRUTH:  God is Hope.  To believers in God, all our Hope is in the One and Only.  It is in God, through Jesus His Son, our Hope who brings contentment, peace and joy right in the middle of troubles, chaos and pressing circumstances of life stuff.  When God is our Life, God is our Hope.  He is Hope.

Do we really believe in what we say we believe about God is really real?  If yes, then we know Hope.  Be still and know Hope.  Rest in Hope.  “Hope now; Hope always!

Proverb 14:32, NIV

WISDOM: “When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God”—Our Hope.

Abba, Father God in Heaven,

We seek Hope daily and learn you ARE Hope!  My Hope is in You, Lord daily.  To live for you is to live in Hope that we will be together after leaving this earthly tent for our forever heavenly home with you someday.  Hope guides our thoughts and behavior.  Hope brings contentment and peace with internal joy indescribable through mourning, troubles and challenging circumstances.  I live for Hope.  I live for You.  Thank you for defining Hope for me today.  Just knowing you are Hope brings a renewed sense of calm this morning.  Thank you, Lord.

In Jesus Name, Amen.  I believe.

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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