Weekly Devotional from Caroline Stanley – April 12-18, 2018

From Caroline Stanley’s Lenten devo
God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

When I look closely at the last section of The Lord’s Prayer, I feel hope.  A few years ago I never would have been able to say that.

I didn’t believe in hope because I thought it was some fake optimistic idea that it was all going to be alright.  That was one of the biggest mistakes I have ever made.  Have you ever given up on hope because you were angry at God?

Hope is often hard to reach and can sometimes feel unattainable.  Hope can be lost when going through tough times, but it is the idea of believing with confidence that those dark days will come to an end.

Pain is real, but so is hope.  The good news is that God’s goodness lasts forever.  No matter if you lose hope, His glory continues on.  What would our lives look like if we found hope in God?

It is so easy for us to harden our hearts when we lose hope, but God’s love endures and is stronger than any battle we are going through.  What do you think of the idea that hope doesn’t disappoint?

Hope in God is a place of peace– a place that will always be there.  The next time you hear the last part of The Lord’s Prayer, imagine the hope that comes form God’s endless love, and hold onto it.”

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