I don’t have to look very far to find chaos, unrest, loss and sickness. And yet there is also one other thing: HOPE. In the middle trying times, I hold on to my faith in the God of the universe with white knuckles. When I start to let go, the world around me seems unbearable. When I fix my eyes on Jesus and hold tight, I have hope.
Paul reminds us in Romans 12 to “rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation and be constant in prayer.” I love lists because they give me direction. These three things are in the middle of a longer list in Romans 12 that outlines the traits of a true Christian. I can spend time worshiping God simply because of the hope I have for eternity through Christ — an eternity free of the world’s troubles. I can practice patience. And I can pray. Prayer refocuses me during tribulation (read: hard times, pandemics, political unrest) and reminds me of the hope I have in Christ.
As I process what’s happening in my life and around our world, I have challenged myself to answer this question: what are the good things about this year? Without a doubt, a renewed HOPE in Christ is at the top of that list. Mamas, don’t miss this! Right now we have the opportunity to grow closer to God in a way we never have before. Keep hoping in Him and hold on tight!
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