Hope can appear as a peek in the clouds on an otherwise dreary day. It doesn’t need to be spectacular. Just one open spot can shine promise of better times. It may be all that is needed to survive the day that is otherwise weightier than a hundred rainy clouds. It just might be the needed reminder that God has not left us to fight these fears alone. This moment can sing a song with perfect harmony when all our chords are mired in tears.
This glimmer of hope comes in the form of an ‘I love you’ note. It is seen in a phone call to check on someone. It is felt in dropping off money to someone struggling to pay the bills. It is encouragement when no encouragement could be found elsewhere. Hope is a reminder that you are God’s child, his beloved. It is a smile, acknowledging someone’s presence that is often forgotten or ignored. It really can be the smallest light that brings the brightest hope.
You may be the vehicle for bringing hope to someone else today. There may be a person on your mind today that needs to be reminded that there is still hope. Take the time to help others see what God sees. Encourage rather than tear down. Love rather than judge.
If you are struggling today, hear that you are not alone. God has not left you in this fight. There is a light shining in the distance, don’t give up looking for it. May you feel the warmth of his presence, become wrapped in his love, and realize that you are a valued gift. May hope appear to you today.
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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