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Last entry we looked at finding help in times of need. Sometimes the help we receive is the hope that things will get better in the future. I don’t know about you, but when my day goes smoothly and my prayers are answered, I’m all smiles chanting, “Yay God!”  But when the answers I seek art forthcoming and my days are full of stresses and setbacks, I can be a bitter whiner, and I can’t even stand myself!

It helps to remind myself that the help I am looking for many times is the hope that God on the job. I may not see what he is doing in the moment, but He has come through for me so many times, it’s a big waste of time to forget that! I have to remember to allow the Holy Spirit into my life every moment so that I can overflow with hope. That means I have to get out of the way and let the Spirit do it in me. Kyle Idleman says, “It's not about trying daily it's about dying daily.” The God who has worked things out for you and me in the past, is still working for things in our future!

I love Paul’s prayer in Romans 15:13. It’s my prayer for you...and me, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  

 

 

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