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

Hope for Today - Daily Devotion

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“‘I will … perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,’ says the LORD, ‘thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.’ Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me…. I will bring you back from your captivity.” Jeremiah 29:10-14

“The word of the LORD is right…. He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.” Psalm 33:4, 9

If it were so light a matter to rely on the faithfulness of God in times of distress, what need would there be of so many and various promises? If our faith is right, we must wait on His timing with patience, which certainly is not an easy task, since the promise of the Lord often tarries, and sometimes His providence seems to oppose His word.

On such occasions, we must remember that these are the very ways and methods of God, unsearchable by human penetration — yet always consistent and just and worthy of the Divine nature.

The wisdom of God chooses first to help us inwardly by exercising faith and patience, and so prepares us for right use of His outward dispensations — both the pleasing and the apparently severe. Thus we receive a double blessing at once from His hands. Whatever God does or sends is a blessing to His child.

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

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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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