Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.
My intention is to be all these things. However, sometimes life has a way of pulling us down. During times of struggles we can feel beat down and fall into a pit of despair. I am so thankful for a Savior who gives us Hope, teaches us patience, is acquainted with our afflictions and draws us to prayer. I named my bird "Hope", to always remind me that God takes care of His creation no matter how big or small. Matthew 6:26 says, look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? If He takes care of them, than how much more will He take care of us?
I love this verse on "Hope",
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
This week I will be more intentional to cling to hope and patience, and go to Him in prayer! There is no better place to be then in the presence of the One who loves us the most!
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