Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.
sometimes discouragement comes out of nowhere
and overwhelms my sense of hope in what you are doing in my life.
I come to you Lord when I am weary
holds me close
your words whispers reminders in my ears
your people offer the hugs I need
to bring me back
to where I need to be.
Help me to never forget
the way you have provided for these times in my life
as if to say
there is no avoiding
this type of discouragement.
You show yourself mighty
even in this:
that you provide a way of escape
out of the discouragement
so that I can stand up under it.
Glory and honor and praise to you God,
my provider of all of my needs
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true,
there is life and joy."
It seems to me that hope and dreams are intertwined. In the most
adverse circumstances that I have faced, I find that if I am able to hold
onto a little goal, a little dream, something that is placed just a bit
outside of the realm of the situation...
I can find a way to will myself forward.
Take one more step.
Not lose hope.
Today reflect on some of those times in your life where
You had no answers
You did not know which way to turn
You had no choice but to endure…
You found a little hope.
Joy in Action Moment:
What activity did you use to help you stand up under the weight of
the circumstance that was before you?
What was the thing you focused on?
What helped you to endure?