Share: below one thing about God that gives you hope, which you can focus on today.
"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”—Romans 12:12
Right now it can feel like each and every day is a struggle. And in these moments in our life, we are desperate for salvation, healing, and a little hope. We are all in this together. And it is in these moments I want God to reach down and rescue me, and others from this situation and its consequences. I will cry out for an end, a rescue, redemption, and salvation—in the hope of relief.
But sometimes God wants me to realize the hope I have in the middle of these circumstances, meaning he's not going to provide me the prompt assistance that I want. Sometimes God wants me to find joy in the hoping, patience in the suffering, and persistence in prayer. And while I may not want these things, they are often precisely what I need. Joy. Patience. Prayer. They are less about rescuing me from my present circumstance, but more about what God's going to do in my future, with a persistent and present hope.