All the money in the world can't buy you a moment of divine peace. All the good works and charitable deeds and religious rituals in the world will never buy you God's peace. You can't earn it or inherit it or ever be worthy of it—but you can have it for free. Divine peace is a gift.
God promises to be with you in all seasons of life, whether joyful or sorrowful. No matter how dark, depressing, or hopeless the situation may seem, your faithful Father is with you because His love never fails.
Sometimes we can go around thinking that God is so disappointed with us all the time. It’s true that we make mistakes. And we’re not supposed to be lighthearted about them—we are to take them seriously.But in spite of our mistakes, God has hope for us and knows that He can change us if we’ll stay in His Word.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithful-ness, gentleness, and self-control. Will you commit your day to these?
True hope does not disappoint because the love of God poured out in our hearts enables us to sustain our faith until His promise is fulfilled.
Hope is secure when it is aligned with the Lord’s desires, which are revealed in Scripture. However, many of our expectations are based on wishes or feelings. We long for job promotions, good health, or quick solutions to our problems. Though these are things we want, we have no absolute promise from the Lord that they’re part of His will for us.
No child of God is ever really a victim. God is always bigger, always greater, and His plans cannot be thwarted by others’ bad behavior.
When we get to know God—really know Him—it fills us with hope and confidence because we realize He’s greater than any situation we will ever encounter. Understanding God’s character and incredible love for us allows us to relax and trust Him in every area of our lives.
A couple of years ago, I did something interesting. As the year began, I made a resolution to be thankful every single day of the year. I have to say the results were amazing! You see, gratitude changes our perspective and outlook on life. It’s impossible to be thankful and negative at the same time! When we choose to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives, we are literally ushering ourselves into His presence. It fills our hearts with peace, joy, and hope.
God remains the one enduring and unalterable source of life and every perfect gift. His steadfastness offers comfort amidst the transiency and unpredictability of life. Those who trust in Him can look on tomorrow with confidence, knowing His promises endure.