New Year 5
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. (NLT)
Thought for Today
History is filled with the stories of men and women who lost hope and gave up too soon. Conversely, many of the most inspiring tales are of those who endured incredible trials by holding onto hope. The key is to fix your hopes upon something that is certain. If you fix hope on something fleeting; the love of another person; a promotion; and the like; they will often fail when you need them most. However, in God we find things that are certain. His love for you is without question. His promises to provide for you are sure. He is working out a plan through your life that will bring Him glory. He guarantees you a home in His presence in heaven. When you place your hope in these things you will see your dreams fulfilled and, even in the most difficult circumstances, it will be for you a tree of life. On what are you placing your hope today?
Heavenly Father, today I place my hope in You and Your promises. Use me to Your glory and help me see Your promises fulfilled in my life. Amen.
Devotional Quote for Today
Anything under God's control is never out of control.” ― Charles R. Swindoll
Quote of the Day
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. — Martin Luther King, Jr.