God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 NIV

We often hear people say “keep the faith” when we face difficult circumstances. In times of trouble, we try to remember God IS with us. But sometimes we forget how to COPE with HOPE. We worry about what’s to come and feel the burden of doubt.

God wants us to remember why circumstances in our lives lead us closer to Him. While we are held by His power of love, He arms us with everything we need. He gives us strength! He pours peace in the empty spaces of our hearts and help us learn to faithfully trust.  
God helps us remember He is handling EVERY single thing. In the midst of difficulties, He reveals Himself in ways we never could have imagined. He allows us to experience how it feels to be humbled by love. We won't be crushed by the frailties of life. God will take care of us and He will take care of those we love! He has carried us from birth and He will carry us ALL the days of our lives. 

The Bible says if we have faith as small as a mustard seed, God will hear our prayers and answer in His will. This is the promise of HOPE that keeps us going… God will speak to our hearts. He will give us wisdom. In moments of surrender, we will recognize how it feels to held by His holiness. Our hearts will be humbled for Him.   

God will map out our days and lay a trail for us to follow. He knows the longing of our hearts and knows our EVERY need. He created us for His great purpose. The One who carried us from birth will carry us ALL the days of our lives. He will give us peace that passes all understanding. 

We must patiently wait and keep the faith! God will help us remember why we are not alone. We must seek Him with all of our hearts and believe in His power to save. And we must “NEVER be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” 

Dear God, Thank you for the power of Your love. We will faithfully follow all the days of our lives and seek You with all of our hearts. Fill us with HOPE while we’re held in Your arms of strength and allow us to experience Your presence. We will trust in You today, tomorrow and forever! You are our refuge; our ever-present help in times of trouble. We will BELIEVE in Your power to save. Thank you, Lord. Thank you!  Amen


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