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How's Your Hope?

This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:21-23)

How's your hope? Every day has it's own problems, and some days everything comes at you at once. Sometimes life hurts. On those days when things just go from bad to worse, and your life doesn't seem to be worth living, how's your hope?

Those really bad days don't actually kill us, do they? God promised not to give us more than we can bear - although sometimes we disagree with Him about how much that is. But even when we think we cannot possibly bear any more, remember this: Tomorrow is a new day. God fills every day with fresh new mercies, because He loves us and has compassion for His children. His mercies are new every morning, to get us through another day.

God taught us a tremendous lesson in the very manner in which He created the world. Remember in Genesis, when it says

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. (Genesis 1:3-5)

Pay close attention to that last sentence. "And the evening and the morning were the first day." Accidental? No way! Darkness was first, then God made light. Morning always comes after the darkness.

God was showing us that in all of creation, light follows the darkness. In the midst of our worst days, our worst times, be assured: morning WILL come. And with it comes fresh mercies, a gift from our loving Heavenly Father. Even the blackest night does not last forever. In His great compassion which never fails or falters, God brings light into our darkness. Morning will come, and God's mercies will be renewed. That is our hope!

....Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.(Psalms 30:5b)


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