Father, I praise You for hope. You've been faithful to me since I was a little girl. I often wonder how people function without knowing You and trusting You to work things out.
My trials and troubles have been many, and only one time did I lose hope. I felt like You'd abandoned me because things didn't work out the way I wanted. So, I decided not to talk to You anymore. I will never forget the feeling I had when I didn't hear Your voice speaking to my heart. It was horrible. I felt lost and empty.
As I lay on my bed that night, I prayed for forgiveness and told You I never, ever wanted to go through not hearing Your voice again.
That night, You renewed my hope. As time went on, things worked out much better than I ever dreamed they could.
I came out of that trial with a new perspective and the rock-solid belief that You will always work everything out for my good. And You have ever since. It's been twenty-five years and my hope is still in You.
Thank You for this comforting verse that I memorized over forty years ago:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose.
(Romans 8:28 KJV)~~~
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