Trusting in God will fill us with joy and peace. Trusting in God also overflows us with hope. We live in a world that can be very tough. Disease, dysfunction, despair, and death are all real. But God heals and God saves. Having hope is one of the most significant attributes of life. It provides people with a vision, energy, and courage to take the next step.
Take an empty glass. Imagine this as a life empty of hope. Slowly fill the glass with water until it overflows. Pray about God doing this in your life. Ask God what are some specific next steps you can take over the next twenty-five days so that some of your hopes can begin to be filled and eventually overflowing.
Sometimes I am afraid. Sometimes I am weak.
I need hope for a better future.
I need hope for kindness, compassion, and love.
I observe the sky is darkest just before the new day breaks.
I pray this is true for me as it seems pretty dark right now.
In every way.
In all ways.
Teach me that You are bigger than my problems.
Remind me that You have overcome the world.
Help me to walk in Your light and live my life trusting and hoping in You.