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Hope Amidst Life’s Uncertainties

Hope amidst life’s uncertainties—we all need it.

I’ve spent the past two weeks with my youngest daughter’s family, lending a hand with her three little ones. We’ve read umpteen dozen stories, baked pumpkin cookies, made play dough creations, enjoyed tea parties, and gone to the park. We’ve shared hugs and kisses and bedtime dances before I tuck them in at night and whisper prayers for God’s blessing over their lives now and in the years to come.

Considering all that’s happening around the world these days, I can’t help but wonder what the future holds for my grandbabies. Perhaps you wonder the same for those you love.

We can’t control the world’s state of affairs, but we can control where we place our thoughts and where we let them linger. When the what-ifs creep in—and they will—let’s refuse to let them take root. Let’s not allow them to create havoc in our hearts. We experience hope amidst life’s uncertainties when we place our thoughts on the truth and live from the courage it brings.

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Here are five truths that offer hope in the face of life’s uncertainties:

Truth #1 – God never changes.

“I am the LORD, and I do not change,” He declares in Malachi 3:6. While every day’s. news brings more uncertainty, God’s rock-sure stability and promises remain the same. He is still the Most High God, and nothing thwarts His purposes.

Truth #2 – God is always ready to help.

Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” He invites us to call on Him day or night. He’s never too busy to hear our cries.

Truth #3 – God is good.

“Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who trust in him,” says Psalm 34:8. In the midst of life’s uncertainties, God’s goodness comforts and carries us. It surrounds us like a shield, fills us with strength, and make us overcomers.

Truth #4 – God gives peace.

Jesus said , ”Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27) God sent Jesus, the Prince of Peace, to earth to demonstrate His infinite love for us. The more we seek to know Him and keep our focus on His face, the more peace we will experience.

Truth #5 – God prays for us.

God indwells those who love Him through the presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives. One of the Holy Spirit’s roles is to pray for them. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” (Romans 8:26) I find huge hope in knowing that Spirit prays on my behalf when I haven’t a clue how to pray into a specific situation. He’s doing the same for you.

My friend, we never know what a day might bring, but we know that God still sits on the throne. He still reigns, and He will ultimately win over evil.

Let’s focus our thoughts on the truth, and we will experience hope in the midst of life’s uncertainties.

May I pray for you?

“Father God, thank You for Your promises that speak peace and hope over us. Help us keep our thoughts on Your unchanging truth. Amidst the world’s chaos and uncertainties, You and Your Word remain the same. We know we can count on You, and we are grateful. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

This song bears good reminders of our reasons for hope amidst life’s uncertainties.

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