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

Hope for Today - Daily Devotion

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“To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.” Acts 10:43

“Your name is ointment poured forth.” Song of Solomon 1:3

“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10

In this name we should draw near to the Father in prayer — and not approach Him with a strange fire of our own, kindled from the fancied merit of devotion — and He will draw near to us again (James 4:8). He will certainly grant our petitions, and we shall receive, that our joy may be full (John 16: 24).

“You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You” (Psalm 86:5).
“For all the promises of God in Him are yea and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us” (2 Cor 1:20); so that every believer may say,
“The Lord will receive my prayer” (Psalm 6:9).
“Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer nor His mercy from me” (Psalm 66:20), for
“He has dealt bountifully with me” (Psalm 13:6).

Yes, for in Jesus He has blessed me with all spiritual blessings, adopted me for His own child, constituted me His heir, and appointed me to fill a throne of glory. O the riches of grace, of free and sovereign grace! I ascribe it to grace and grace alone, that I am out of hell, on the road to heaven, and expecting glory, honor, and immortality. From grace flows all the good, and to grace be all the glory.

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.  

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