Overcoming Difficult Trials

Hope Lives In The Dark

*Hope Brite In Darkness TL 339 DPI

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up.” ~Anne Lamott 

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NIV) 

Be of good courage, 
and He shall strengthen your heart,
 all you who hope in the Lord.” Psalm 31:24 (NKJV)

“The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, 
in those who hope in His mercy.” Psalm 147:11 (NKJV) 

Hope is born in the dark. Like a lighthouse calling out to a lost ship at sea, it will safely bring you through your personal storm. It will encourage and guide you to safety. Hope is found in the arms of God.

When an unexpectant storm hits, it may feel as though you have been tossed into a ferocious squall. Relentless waves make their assault, reaching up to pull you under. Breathless and exhausted, waves of despair rob your will to persevere. This is when the hand of God appears to lift you out of your dark waters. All you had to do was cry out His name.

The Lord takes pleasure in all who hope and trust in His mercy. He waits for His creation to cry out to Him. He longs to show us mighty love and strength. However, we can’t give up and surrender all hope, if we want to receive His assistance.

Perseverance is strengthened during storms that test our faith. To persevere is….

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