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Abide In Hope Devotional

Updated: Apr 1, 2023

by Becky Willey May 2020

Abide In Hope


One of the things you quickly learn about the Christian life is that there are good seasons, bad seasons, sweet seasons and difficult ones. What I love most about the Lord is that He is with usthrough them all and He remains steadfast and immovable throughout.


As I walk with Him, I try more and more to know His promises… To read His Word and To meditate on His attributes …To remember them and say them back to myself constantly.


Lamentations 3:21-25 are my favorite verses in the Bible. They tell me what to do when I feel hopeless.


21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:

22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[a] his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.


When I feel hopeless, I need to remember what I already know. I need to call them to mind. I need to think about them. This verse tells me that 1) God’s steadfast love never ends 2) His mercies are new every morning 3) He is faithful 4) He is enough 5) He is good to those who wait for Him and seek Him.


The thing that is important to realize here is that when things are hard, I need to reflect back and mediate on the truths that God has already taught me. This means that when things are going well, I need to study and hide these truths in my heart for later. It’s hard to remember something you never knew in the first place ;)


I’d encourage you to set aside some time every day to read God’s Word. Study it, mediate on it, memorize it and let it change you. Then later, when your strength is weak, you will have something to draw on that will bring you hope and the perseverance to continue on.


You are Loved!


Questions


1) Read through Lamentations 3:21 – 25 and meditate on the things we are to remember. Which one is especially meaningful for you today? Which one do you struggle to believe?

2) Pray through Psalms 130 verse by verse. This is a great way to renew your hope as well.

3) Try to spend at least 10 minutes a day mediating on God’s Word this week. Think of it as investing in hope for the future and preparing for when times get tough

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