Fresh Hope – 10th September 2020

It may appear that the world is in somewhat of a state of chaos lately. I don’t think that any one of us could say that we haven’t faced challenges in various areas of our lives – from finance, to relationships to mental health, we’re all just doing our best.

A popular quote that you’ve likely seen at some point says ‘we cannot choose our external circumstances but we can choose our response to them.’

Maybe you’ve found yourself wondering where God is, in the midst of everything happening around you. Be encouraged today, He is still everywhere.

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Every day, there are gifts from God with your name all over them. God’s love is not only extravagant, it’s detailed. He cares about the innermost workings of your life and if you look, there are tiny miracles everywhere. The parking space at the front of the building. The job you’ve been praying for, with no lengthy interview process. The financial blessing that was the exact amount you needed. The list can go on and on.

When you pray, be specific because He cares. And He will show up. Every time. Seeing and hearing God won’t always be shouts or roars of thunder; it’s in the quiet and seemingly ordinary too.

Melissa Reynolds-Lawrence

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