Life can be tough sometimes. We use lots of time and energy handling our daily battles. So much so, that we sometimes lose sight of the big picture God has of our lives. We focus on the here and now because we sort of have to. Things of this world will compete, or war, for our attention. Trials threaten to take our hope. In an actual war, you don’t know if your victory will come. You fight and hope your side wins in the end. You know there may be many battles to get through, but keeping your eye on the hope of glory at the end will sustain you for a little while.
As a follower of Jesus and a fighter in God’s Army we have eternal hope every day. Jesus already won the victory…AND He is there to help us through every battle, every day, all day long.
But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. Psalm 3:3-4
It doesn’t mean we will win every battle, because we are human and the enemy is after us and wants to squash our Hope. Also, God allows trials for our good and we have to trust Him. We have a reason to look up and smile or drop down to our knees and be thankful for the ending we already know. The real Hope of Glory is guaranteed:)
Dear Father in Heaven,
Thank You for who You are to us, our friend, our guide, our teacher, our Hope. Speak to us please as we seek You for comfort and guidance in our trials. Your plan has guaranteed a wonderful victory , but as humans we do struggle at times to lift our eyes to You. You are our Hope and Glory. Our Victory! Lead us as You will and we will give You the praise for all of it, even the trials. We know that You know exactly what You are doing and that You are doing it for our good. We love You so much! Amen
In your journal, write down a trial you are going through, big or little. Write down the things You need from God to get through it. Write a prayer to Him asking Him for what You need. Don’t worry about it looking pretty or neat,. Just write from your heart. Prepare to have your joy restored with His love for You.
Disclaimer: If you are like me, you may try to figure things out yourself first. I do that more than I care to admit:)
I love You with the love of our Lord,