Joyful In Hope

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. – Romans 12:12 

In the post “Hope for Better Tomorrow”, David prayed in a dark time of difficulty and this provided the light needed to illuminate the path. You can do the same by remaining joyful in hope.

Hope is like an anchor that keeps you steady while going through the storm. You can get relief by admitting imperfections, putting down your anchor of hope, and asking God for help as you chart a new course.

Christ gives hope because His pardon erases guilt. His power breaks bad habits and His purpose transforms problems. His protection relieves fear, His provision supplies needs, and His promise secures a future.

All your hope is in Jesus. Take a few minutes to watch this video Praise You In This Storm by Casting Crowns.

You may feel torn but as in the song, you can praise the Lord even in the storms of life. Lift your hands to the Maker of heaven and earth for your help comes from the Lord. Put your hand in the hand of the man that stilled the water. Put your hand in the hand of the Man who calmed the sea. 


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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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