Why You Never Need to Despair #31DaysofPraise

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.” Isaiah 40:28

At some point, we all grow weary in our days. And when life becomes burdensome, hope is easily missed.

But we have an advocate who is strong when we are weak. We have One who is Hope.

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Our Creator is the Alpha and the Omega. He is the Beginning and the End.

His understanding is unfathomable. We know little, we see less. He knows all, what has passed and what is to come.

We can have everlasting hope because He is everlasting.

Have you not heard? Have you not known? There is no reason to despair, because the God of the universe is in charge. He is everlasting and all-knowing. He is faithful and loving and sovereign.

Our God is for us, and in light of His infinite knowledge, we can have peace in any circumstance.

Our God is for us, and in light of His infinite knowledge, we can have peace in any circumstance. #31DaysofPraise Click To Tweet

Dear Father,
You are the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. You know what was, what is and what is to come. And, Lord, not only are You everlasting but your love for me is everlasting. So I rest in Your knowledge, in Your wisdom, in Your care for me. In light of Your omniscience and love, I need never despair. I may not understand why something is happening in my life, but I know You do. And I place my trust and my hope in You, Lord, and praise Your glorious name. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

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Reflections: Where are you placing your trust?

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  • Taking time to breathe in the Word (and a bit of fresh air); The Lord’s promise of His strength for the weak; Crock pot spaghetti saves supper
  • Healing mercies for my boy’s thumb; The smile on Joey’s face when he was cleared to play football; Helping residents at a local care facility play Bingo
  • 26 years with my man; All the sweet friends in our lives who’ve supported us through the years; Hubby home from 3 days of training
  • Baking goodies to take to my college guys; Preparing for a weekend away; Joey playing in his first football game of the season
  • 4-day road trip with my man; Visiting Danny for the weekend; Lovely supper with Danny and my parents, complete with live saxophone music
  • Meeting Danny’s professors @Hillsdale; Full afternoon with Danny, Dave and my parents; Ending the night watching a live stream of Zach singing @Wheaton
  • Worshiping with Danny in his college church; Chance to walk around the beautiful estate we’re staying at; Time away with my guy to celebrate our anniversary

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By His grace ≈

Julie

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

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