Isaiah 49:13 says, “Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.” (NIV)
Don’t give up in the dry season. Don’t despair when it seems like all darkness. Don’t stop pressing toward Jesus. His purpose awaits you. Healing is in his wings. And every day that you get out of bed with hope for better is one more opportunity to praise and glorify God.
Hopelessness is like slipping over the edge of a deep, dark cavern. The light begins to fade and no matter how hard you scramble, you can’t seem to find any hope to hang onto. But the Bible contains a special prayer about hope.
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Are you happily married? If you’re smart (and you’ve been married more than two years), you’ll realize that’s a question that depends on how things are going in the moment. Am I happily married? I am today – not sure about tomorrow. But I am securely and joyfully married.