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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 28, 2011 (to gain hope)

to gain hope

“I lie awake; I have become
like a bird alone on a roof.”
- Psalm 102:7 NIV

David was in distress,
and yet He still trusted in the Lord.

“For the Lord will rebuild Zion
and appear in his glory.
He will respond to the prayer of the destitute;
he will not despise their plea.
Let this be written for a future generation,
that a people not yet created may praise the Lord…”
- Psalm 102:16-18 NIV

“If only for a moment,
take your eyes off yourself and your circumstances,
off the ways of this world and all rival claimants,
and look at who God is. Ponder His mighty deeds.
This isn’t to say your soul or circumstances aren’t important.
It simply means that you are in the hands of an omnipotent God
whose ability to act on your behalf
is equaled only by His passionate affection for you as His child,
whose strength is without end
and whose sovereignty covers the expanse of the heavens.
God’s desire isn’t to minimize your life and struggles and disappointments.
His intent is for you to gain hope,
knowing that nothing can wrench you
from the loving arms of a God like this!”
- Sam Storms

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