Cry Out For Hope
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. — Romans 12:12
There are some days that the struggle is real. It's so real that in desperation, we finally turn to God. We cry out to Him for help. We hope that God will reach down and rescue us from our present circumstances. So we cry out for God to end the struggle so that we can have hope. But sometimes, God wants us to know the hope we have in the circumstances. This means He's not always going to provide the type of assistance we want at the time we want it. Instead, God wants us to find something better. Paul mentions three things here: First, joy in the hoping. Second, patience in the suffering. Third, persistence in prayer. And while we may not want these things, they are often the greater gift. Joy. Patience. Prayer. Not just about how and when God saves, but how God joins me in my present struggle.
Today know this. God is with you in your struggle, just like he was with his Son. So rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
ASK THIS: Which of the three lessons are you learning in your present struggle? (Share your lesson in the comments section below.)
DO THIS: Embrace your lesson: joy, patience, and persistence.
PRAY THIS: God, I ask you to save me while I embrace the joy, patience, and persistence you desire that I learn.
PLAY THIS: Mighty to Save.
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