Hope, this day – God’s way

from the pen of Billy Graham:

“For many years I have sought to walk with God every day. What a joy it is to wake up in the morning and know He is with me, no matter what the day has in store. What a joy it is to look back in the evening and be able to thank Him for His faithfulness and to experience His peace.  What a joy it is to know that some day soon the burdens of this life will be over and I will awaken in His presence!

When I think about God’s love I tend to dwell upon all the good things He has done for me.  But then I must stop and realize that even when circumstances have been hard or the way unclear, God has still surrounded me with His love.  God’s love is just as real and just as powerful in the darkness as it is in the light.  And that is why we can have hope!

Every day I turn to the Bible to give me strength and wisdom for the day and hope for the future.  It’s words have seen me through good times and bad – through times of happiness and grief, health and sickness, victory and disappointment.  God’s Word can do the same for you.

May God use [His Words] to encourage you and give you hope.  May they also challenge you both to live more fully for Christ each day and to trust His great love – no matter what comes your way.”

Billy Graham
Preface to his devotional book (which I love, btw) Hope for Each Day: Words of Wisdom and Faith

If you need a little boost in knowing how to spend some quality time in God’s Word, this post will get you started.

May The HOPE of the Lord and His Word be unto all of you~

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