In the midst of our pain we may feel alone and believe that no one has hurt as badly as we hurt. But it isn’t true. Jesus Christ has felt such pain; indeed, he has felt pain that would have destroyed us. He is able to sympathize.
Faithful people keep on keeping on when other people choose to give up. Faithful people are diligent and determined. They are persistent. They change their perspective and focus on God’s promises in his Word.
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.