I love when I open the vrsly app to see what the word or phrase of the day is and it's the word hope.
I claim it everyday.
I'm not talking about hoping to get everything on my Wishlist that's a mile long, or hoping for the perfect job or hoping my dreams of travel to here or there come true, or hoping I get the best shot that gets me lots of likes on Instagram. Even when I hoped and prayed he would get better...I hoped God would answer my prayer. Selfishly.
When people disappoint, when you don't have the finances, when the flesh fails and there's nothing left, we have hope in a living Jesus, who calms our spirit and gives us courage to face whatever challenge.
Jesus always takes care of us.
He answers our prayers. His timing is perfect and when we get to Heaven all the pieces will fit together.
I saw this prompt and it made me think about the last year or so of my life. I think most of the time you have no control over your circumstances. This past year and a half has been a very difficult year. I have had to deal with more loss than someone should have to deal with.
I often say, I can only take one day at a time and some days are harder than others but I can't let those bad days define me.
(my friend commented on my post and she read in a devotional that you can let your circumstances refine you or define you. Thought it was a great perspective on things.)
New roads, new days...all things new