Hope for Today: A Daily Devotion from Reasons for Hope*Jesus

Hope for Today - Daily Devotion

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“Do not be overcome by evil — but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21

“Who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good?” 1 Peter 3:13

The life of a Christian is a warfare, and the conflict between sin and holiness and between sorrow and comfort is often very violent. Sin, Satan, self, and the world are his daily enemies. He is also exposed to poverty, affliction, reproaches, and persecution.

O my Savior, help me to overcome every evil in the strength of Your grace; give me a heart to do good to all who may seek to hurt me.

“Who,” my Christian associates, “is he who will harm you, if you become followers of what is good?”

  • Not the Father — for He loves you. Not Jesus — He died for you.
  • Not the Spirit — His work is to comfort you.
  • Not good men — they love those who follow that which is good. Not wicked men, nor devils — for though enemies, they are confined and cannot stir one step beyond what your God and Savior permits them.

When you meet with a trial, look not to men — but to Jesus. Pray for patience to bear it and look up for a blessing upon it. Then all things shall work together for good (Romans 8:28). Let every temptation make you more careful and put you on closer watch against the enemy. Cleave to Jesus by faith and prayer, like a child to its parent, when it sees an enemy coming toward it. Behold Him, flee to Him, rest upon Him, and then you will rejoice in Him.

My soul, I charge you to flee to Christ from all danger, and for every needed blessing.

Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (16901774)

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Do not be anxious about anything.  (Phil 4:6)

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must rightly remember who is in control.  Our God is sovereign over all things, including COVID-19.  As Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) said, “The sovereignty of God is a soft pillow on which weary people lay their heads.” 

Remember also God’s gracious promise, and that it is true and He is faithful to keep it:  Hebrews 13:5 …”I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”  The next verse remind us of the power that comes in trusting God and how we can live:  Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man [or COVID-19] shall do to me.

God loves us, and in Christ we find confidence and calm in times of uncertainty and trouble.  When we trust in God, fear is replaced with faith, stress is replaced with strength, anxiety is gone and hope abounds, problems become opportunities, and we are able to receive the blessings God has for us in the midst of difficult circumstances. Turn to Jesus. He will lead you to the still waters and give rest for your troubled soul.  

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast…Hebrews 6:19


Be Ready Always...

to give a reason for the Hope that you have (1 Peter 3:15).  When you can’t share the gospel with your words, share it by leaving tracts that tell people about God's grace.

When leaving a tract, always be diligent to pray about the short gospel message. Pray that it be found by someone who is in need of Jesus’ saving grace, and pray that the person will have a tender heart and open ears to receive the gift Jesus desires to give them.  

By the power of the Holy Spirit, even a small tract can help in turning a broken sinner from darkness to light.


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