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Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020 COMFORT FROM HOPE

Without hope, we have nothing. We get up in the morning hoping for a great day. We hope for help with our situations. We hope for a better future for our children. We hope for many things all day long. Hope gives us comfort that things will get better. However, we don’t want to confuse hope with wishful thinking. Hope is more likely to come true than merely a wish. Hope is what keeps us going and gives us confidence. Without hope, we have nothing.

When we combine faith in God with hope, we find greater comfort because we know, without a doubt, God will take care of things. If we leave God out of our hope, it becomes a mere wish because we can do nothing without God. When we have doubts or we are dealing with hard times, we should put hope in God for comfort and direction. He is ready to hear from us and wants us to put our faith and hope in Him.

SCRIPTURE:
Psalm 94:19 “When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write about what you are hoping for.
2. List what God says about putting your hope in Him.
3. Know only God can give you true comfort.
4. Put your hope in God and have faith He will take care of you.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we search for comfort in so many ways. However, when we don’t put our hope in You, we don’t find true comfort. We know we need to put our hope in only You. You will comfort us when we are dealing with hard times and You, alone, will give us all we need. We put our hope in You today, Lord, having faith You will answer our prayers and give us comfort. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

REMEMBER:
Psalm 25:5 “Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.” (NLT)

Hebrews 11:1 “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” (NLT)

Psalm 31:24 “So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!” (NLT)

Psalm 10:17 “You listen to the longings of those who suffer. You offer them hope, and you pay attention to their cries for help.” (CEV)

James 5:8 “You also must be patient. Keep your hopes high, for the day of the Lord's coming is near.” (GNT)

FOCUS:
Psalm 119:81 “I am worn out waiting for your rescue, but I have put my hope in your word.” (NLT)
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