For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 NLT 

Often we forget God WILL do what we cannot. He created us to recognize He is in charge of ALL things. God designed us to live with a heart of HOPE. He provides what we need to faithfully BELIEVE He will ALWAYS take care of us.  

Sometimes, faith becomes lost in worry. We have difficulty believing we are equipped to do what needs to be done. Doubt makes us feel weary and afraid; not able to see what God sees in us. But He helps us recognize we are valued, loved and capable of loving Him with a heart of TRUST. 

If we focus on JOY that’s found in Jesus and stop trying to handle life on our own, God will help us understand the power of His  STRENGTH. Living with fear will never allow us to grow deeper in our relationship or witness where HOPE is found.  

The Bible says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 This is a promise we can believe!

It’s time to step in faith! It’s never too late to open our eyes in truth and respond to God’s nudging. He is HERE and He loves us!  We were created to do great things! God will give us confidence to serve Him fully. JOY will flourish from the love of a grateful heart. 

Dear God, thank you for waking us to another day of purpose. Forgive us when we forget to put our faith in You. Arm us with everything we need to remember who’s in charge of our days and help us find STRENGTH in YOU. We will find HOPE in the presence of Your PEACE as we remain faithful. Thank you for the power of Your love and creating us to do great things. Help us surrender doubt and release fear that needs to be lifted. We are ready to welcome the JOY of Jesus and never forget we were created to faithfully TRUST. Thank you, Lord!  Amen


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