Fresh Hope – 12th December 2018

Christmas is on the horizon! And I don’t know about you but this seems to be the time of year that I notice people – myself included – winding down, as the year comes to an end.

Every year, I reflect on the months gone by, whether or not I achieved my goals and what I need to work on for next year. As I sat down to do this, a few days ago, I realised that some of the situations in my life where I had seen answers to prayer had turned around so quickly, that I could barely catch my breath. We’re talking no change in circumstance for months, to breakthrough within 24 hours.

God reminded me that His timing is perfect. He specialises in ‘suddenly’. Maybe there is something that you’ve been praying for this year and have given up because the year is almost over. Let me encourage you today not to lose hope.

It doesn’t seem like a lot to you and I but a few weeks is more than enough to see miracles. When we place our time and our trust and requests in God’s hands, He can turn it into something wonderful. Remember how little it took to feed the 5000? The woman with the ‘issue of bleeding’ was healed, after 12 years, with just a touch. Let’s get excited during this final stretch of 2018, to see what God can do.

Melissa Reynolds-Lawrence

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